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University of Bath, Level 3, Wessex House, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2021.
  • Most University food outlets are now shut in line with government guidance.
  • Opening times of areas are under constant review given the number of people on campus and government guidance.
  • External queuing systems are located outside the Fresh Shop and Student Services.
  • All buildings have entrances and exits via separate doors to assist with social distancing.
  • Hand sanitising stations are at the entrance to all buildings and in each room used for study spaces.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • The number of people permitted in each room is signed on the door to that space.
  • Clearly signed one way systems have been set up both internally and externally around the campus.
  • There should be no more than one person in the lift at any time.
  • Floor markings and wall signs have been installed to remind people to keep 2m apart.
  • Protective screens have been installed across the university.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • All showers are available, but the number of people permitted in them is indicated by a sign on the door.
  • All staff, students and visitors are expected to wear face masks when inside buildings, unless they are in a single office.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University of Bath is to the South East of Bath on Claverton Down. From the M4, Junction 18, take the A46 towards Bath for 10km. At the junction with the A4 turn right onto London Road West (A4) and follow the road for 2km to the junction with Cleveland Place.
      take the left hand lane (signed for through traffic) across the bridge and straight ahead onto Bathwick Street (A36), after 750m bear right at the junction with the Warminster road and continue up the hill to the roundabout.
      Take the first turning up Bathwick Hill which is signposted University of Bath and American Museum. At the top of the hill keep straight ahead onto Claverton Down Road. The clearly marked turning is 50m on the left. There is a one-way system in operation on the campus.
    • There is permit parking available in East and West Car Parks together with a pay and display parking area off the East Car Park. For details see the specific guides.
  • By Bus View
    • Bath Unibus, operated by First Buses, has three routes U1, U2 and U3.
      U1 runs to and from the city centre via Bathwick Hill with the route extended to Oldfield Park early, late, weekend and in university holidays.
      The U2 service runs to and from Twerton via Combe Down, Southdown and Whiteway with buses running until 10pm on weekdays and 6pm on Saturdays with no Sunday service.
      The U3 service runs daytime only and not at weekends direct to and from Oldfield Park.
  • By Train View
    • There are frequent train services from London, Bristol, the South West and South Wales to Bath Spa Railway Station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Site/Campus Car Park (West Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Quarry Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are West 10.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 355cm x 554cm (11ft 8in x 18ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park and close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the 10 West and the rest of the Claverton Down campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the 10 West main entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the 10 West main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are pedestrian designated paths throughout the car park. These have dropped kerbs with tactile paving. There is also a bike shed within the car park, as well as benches to sit on.

Outside Access (South)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the Access and Control Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the South Side of the building.
    • There is an entrance with no doors on the opposite side of the building which gives access to the Parade as shown in photograph 3.

Entrance (Wessex House Human Resources Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Wessex House Level 3.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Entrance (Human Resources 8 West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 of 8 West.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Reception (Human Resources Support Services Office)

  • The Human Resources Support Services Office is located off the main human resources corridor.
  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Wessex House Human Resources Entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift (South)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the South Side Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor, on the seventh floor and on the eighth floor.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the South Side Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 139cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 not 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 medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on level 3 of Wessex House.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on level 3 of Wessex House.