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Route Plan 7 - Reception to Chapel

St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4SX

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  • Comments View
    • Step free access to the Chapel is only available by taking the Library Building's main lift to Floor C1.
    • The key for the lift is held at the Library main reception.

Turn left and continue for 55m and walk down the cloistered area

  • The surface of the cloistered area is level block paving.
  • There is a slight downhill gradient next to the entrance to G07, followed by a larger easy ramp (photograph 2).
  • Continue until you encounter a steep ramp. Up until this point the surface is level block paving (photograph 3).
  • The ramp will need to be overcome to leave the cloistered area step free (photograph 4).

Head around the courtyard and continue for 45m over the block paving

  • Turn left upon exiting the ramp for approximately 5m.
  • The surface of the pavement is uneven block paving.
  • Then turn right and head past the chapel's main entrance steps until you arrive in front of the library and the theatre.
  • The journey distance is approximately 40m.
  • On the way you will encounter a slightly raised area directly in front of the chapel steps and have to overcome an easy slope upwards and then downwards (photograph 3).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Piazza.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately beyond the entrance with a width of 138cm.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • A key needs to be acquired from reception to use the lift.
    • The lift can also be entered externally (photograph 3). This is designated as floor CG.
    • The lift is used to provide step free access to the chapel.
    • This is designated as floor C1.
    • This leads to a ramp that leads to the chapel entrance on the ground floor of the chapel.

Leave the lift lobby, turn right and continue for 20m until you reach the Chapel Entrance

  • Leave the lift lobby via the door to your right on exiting the lift.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 84cm (photograph 1).
  • Leave the lift lobby and follow the block paved path to your right all the way to the Chapel (photograph 2).
  • Just before you reach the chapel you will encounter an easy ramp (photograph 3).
  • Upon reaching the top of the ramp the Chapel entrance will be located to the right.