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Route from the Scott Building to the Babbage Building

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

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Introduction

  • This is a route from the Scott Building to the Babbage Building.
  • The route is approximately 105m long.
  • It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the route.
  • The route follows James Street (90m).
  • Most of the surface is tarmac.
  • All the buildings are clearly named and there are some wall and finger signs.
  • Throughout the University campus, 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.

Scott Building

Scott Building to James Street

  • From the main entrance door of the Scott Building, shown in photograph 1, turn left down the external ramp which is an easy slope.
  • The slope has no handrails and the surface is block paved.
  • The ramp also slopes down to the right as seen in photograph 2.
  • Turn right through the gate, shown in photograph 3, on to Glanville Street, which is a shared block paved surface with no pavements, then left towards the James Street crossing, this area is shown in photographs 4, 5 and 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