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Route Plan 2 - Coach Lane Main Reception to Sutherland Building By Metro

Coach Lane Campus, Coach Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7XA

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Introduction

  • The following information describes the route from Coach Lane Main Reception to the Sutherland Building on City Campus.
  • The approximate distance of this route is 5.6km.
  • The route takes approximately 30 minutes.
  • The route leads from the Coach Lane Campus onto Coach Lane, Front Street and Benton Road.
  • The route then uses public transport to Haymarket.
  • The route then leads through Northumberland Street and onto Northumberland Road to the Sutherland Building.
  • The majority of paths along the route are tarmac with some easy and moderate gradients in places.
  • Northumberland Street is pedestrianised with a block paving surface.
  • There is not street signage located along the route directing you to the City Campus.
  • Once on the City Campus there is street signage located along the route directing you to the Sutherland Building.
  • There is campus parking on the Coach Lane and City campuses.
  • The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads and crossing points.
  • The visual indicators at the crossing points are activated by push buttons. These are between the heights of 95cm and 115cm.

Coach Lane Main Reception

Coach Lane Main Reception to Front Street

  • This section of the route is approximately 690m.
  • After leaving the main entrance follow the path ahead.
  • There is an easy ramp going down here.
  • To the right of the main entrance there is seating available.
  • The path follows the wall to the left as you exit the building.
  • After approximately 30m you will come to a fork in the path (photograph 7).
  • Follow the path to the left and continue ahead.
  • There is an easy slope here, going up, without handrails.
  • Turn left and follow the Coach Lane (photograph 11).
  • After approximately 25m cross the exit road from the Coach Lane Campus West Car Park (photograph 13).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is not a dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Caution is advised when crossing the road because of traffic exiting the Coach Lane Campus.
  • The traffic is moving from the left only.
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 35m.
  • Cross over Fairburn Avenue (photograph 14).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is not a dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • After crossing Fairburn Avenue there are bollards (photograph 15).
  • The width between the bollards is over 150cm.
  • The pavement becomes a mixture of tarmac and paving slabs.
  • There are some uneven surfaces on this section of the route.
  • Continue along Coach Lane.
  • The footpath becomes tarmac, with a rain gulley to the right (photograph 17).
  • Cars may be parked to the right of the gulley.
  • After approximately 120m continue past a pedestrian crossing (photograph 18).
  • There is tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing (photograph 19).
  • There is additional tactile paving after approximately 18m (photograph 20).
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 72m.
  • Cross over Rosemount Way (photographs 22 and 23).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is not a dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • The footpath veers slightly to the left, with a grass verge to the right (photograph 24).
  • The footpath narrows to 98cm.
  • There are trees along the left hand side of the footpath.
  • The roots of the trees have raised the footpath in some areas causing potential trip hazards (photograph 25).
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 142m.
  • Cross over Portrush Way (photographs 26 and 27).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is not a dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 127m.
  • Cross over Hoylake Avenue (photographs 29 and 30).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is a dropped kerb.
  • There is not tactile paving at the dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 37m.
  • Cross over the access road to residential parking (photographs 31 and 32).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There is a dropped kerb.
  • There is not tactile paving at the dropped kerb.
  • There are no crossing markings.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • Continue along Coach Lane for approximately 53m until you reach Front Street.
  • At the end of Coach Lane turn left onto Front Street.

Front Street to Four Lane Ends Interchange

  • This section of the route is approximately 380m.
  • After turning onto Front Street proceed along the pathway.
  • The pavement becomes concrete tiles.
  • There is an easy uphill gradient along this section of the route.
  • There are some driveways to buildings on Front Street which must be crossed (shown in photographs 2, 3, and 6).
  • There are dropped kerbs at the crossings.
  • There are not tactile markings at the crossings.
  • After approximately 129m there is a Pedestrian crossing (shown in photographs 8 and 9).
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The height to the button on the crossing is 94cm.
  • The crossing has both audible and visual indicators.
  • Traffic comes from both directions.
  • The road can be busy.
  • After crossing the road turn left.
  • Continue along Front Street.
  • There are driveways to cross with dropped kerbs (shown in photographs 9 and 11).
  • There are not tactile markings at the dropped kerbs.
  • There are doorsteps from the houses along this section of the route which protrude onto the footpath causing potential trip hazards (shown in photograph 10).
  • Continue along Front Street for approximately 165m, to the junction with Benton Road.
  • At the junction turn right onto Benton Road (photograph 12).
  • Four Lane Ends Interchange is on the right after approximately 26m.
  • The surface of the footpath on Benton Road is block paved and cobblestones (shown in photograph 13).
  • There is a designated crossing point to access the Interchange.
  • The crossing point is marked in black and white tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb at the crossing point.
  • There are tactile markings at the dropped kerbs.
  • On reaching Four Lane Ends Interchange take the Yellow Line towards South Shields, to Haymarket.
  • The Metro journey takes approximately 11 minutes and lasts for 6 stops.

Haymarket to Sutherland Building

  • After exiting Haymarket Metro Station turn right onto Northumberland Street.
  • Follow Northumberland Street for approximately 92m.
  • This section of the route is block paved and pedestrianised.
  • There are bollards along this section of the route.
  • The width between the bollards is 95cm.
  • Turn left at Santander and Primark onto Northumberland Road.
  • There are bollards as you exit the pedestrianised area.
  • The width between the bollards is 114cm.
  • Continue along Northumberland Road.
  • The pathway becomes concrete tiles.
  • After approximately 125m you will come to a pedestrian crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • The surface of the crossing point is concrete tiles.
  • The crossing point is controlled by a visual indicator.
  • The visual indicators are activated by push buttons.
  • There is step free access throughout this part of the route.
  • The surface of the path along John Dobson Street is paving slabs.
  • Immediately after the crossing point there is an additional crossing point.
  • This crossing point is a zebra crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • The surface of the crossing point is block paved.
  • The crossing point is marked in white and black paving.
  • The crossing point crosses a cycle lane.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of cycle traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • Follow Northumberland Road for approximately 62m.
  • The surface of the path along Northumberland Road is paving slabs.
  • After approximately 62m Northumberland Road crosses College Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at this crossing point.
  • There are no pedestrian crossing signals at this crossing point.
  • Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
  • The traffic is moving from both directions.
  • Continue along Northumberland Road for approximately 54m.
  • This part of the route is pedestrianised.
  • The surface of the route is block paved.
  • There are some tactile markings along the route which designate the boundaries of the adjacent buildings.
  • There is seating along this part of the route.
  • After approximately 54m turn right and cross over Northumberland Road.
  • Enter Sutherland Building via ramp at the left hand side of the building, leading to the accessible entrance.

Sutherland Building