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Route from the Roland Levinsky Building to the Babbage Building

University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

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Introduction

  • This is a route from the Roland Levinsky Building to the Babbage Building.
  • The route is approximately 200m long.
  • It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the route.
  • Most of the route is pedestrianised.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile warnings.
  • The final section of the route is on James Street.
  • The pedestrianised area surface is block paved and the pavement is tarmac.
  • All the buildings are clearly named and there are some wall and finger signs.
  • Throughout the campus, University vehicles may use the pedestrian areas.
  • They are restricted to 5mph and the pedestrians have right of way.
  • The campus is situated on a hillside and there are sections of the route with moderately steep gradients.

Roland Levinsky Building

Roland Levinsky Building to James Street

  • From the University main reception entrance of the Roland Levinsky Building, turn left on the pedestrianised area, shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
  • Some vehicles use this section as there is limited short term visitor parking opposite.
  • The paved area slopes up gently for 30m towards the front of the Scott Building, shown in photographs 4 and 5, and is then level for 60m, passing the Smeaton Building to the right and the Scott Building to the left before dropping gently to the junction with James Street, shown in photograph 6.

James Street to Babbage Building

  • The James Street crossing has zebra markings, dropped kerbs and tactile warnings on both sides of the road.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • The road has traffic coming from both sides but there are speed restrictors throughout its length ensuring that vehicles travel at a low speed.
  • After crossing James Street turn right across the front of the Marine Building.
  • Immediately after you turn right there is a service vehicle entrance for the building with corduroy tactile paving shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • The footpath level does not change as shown in photograph 5.
  • Continue along the footpath for 30m where there is a second service entrance without tactile markings, shown in photograph 6, leading immediately to the sloping entrance to the main entrance of the Babbage Building to your left, shown in photographs 7 and 8.
  • The paving on this route is all block paving apart from the tarmac road surface.

Babbage Building