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Route Plan 1 - 8 West Building Main Entrance to the Library via The Parade

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

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    • The details within this guide relate to the route from the 8 West main entrance to the library via The Parade.

8 West Building Car Park

  • The building does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 550cm (15ft 9in x 18ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the 8 West building main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the 8 West building main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is block paving.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the building.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The dropped kerb is on a steep gradient which levels off after the tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

8 West Building Car Park to 8 West Building Main Entrance

  • There is an easy slope leading from the top of the dropped kerb at the car park to the main entrance.
  • The slope is easy.
  • The slope is permanent.
  • The slope surface is made up of large flag stones and is uneven in places.

8 West Building Main Entrance

  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • The staircase to all other floors is located between the 1st and second set of doors.

8 West Building Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right past the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the lift from the 8 west building main entrance.
  • There is a power assisted door to access the lift.
  • The surface of the floor between the 8 West building main entrance and the lift is carpet.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The levels which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from 8 West building main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 119cm x 138cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • There is signage giving direction to the lift.

8 West Building Level 2

  • Ahead when exiting the lift there is a single, heavy manual door that opens towards you.
  • The surface of the level 2 corridor is carpet.
  • Level 2 has level access.
  • An accessible toilet is available to the left of the level 2 corridor approximately 30m from the lift.
  • There are two further sets of doors located on the corridor. These doors are manual, heavy double doors.
  • At the rear of the level 2 corridor there is a set of manual, heavy double doors that exit onto the parade level. These doors are approximately 75m from the lift.

8 West Building to Wessex House

  • On exiting continue ahead approximately 10m before turning right.
  • The surface from 8 West building is smooth concrete.
  • As you turn onto the walkway there is a metallic, slightly uneven, dimpled strip before the surface becomes large flag stones.
  • Continue approximately 35m to the entrance into Wessex House.
  • The entrance into Wessex House consists of manual, double width, heavy doors which open towards you.

Wessex House to The Parade

  • Continue ahead when entering the Wessex House entrance.
  • The surface of the path through Wessex House is smooth tiles. There are small areas of concrete among the tiles.
  • There is level access within Wessex House.
  • Continue ahead for approximately 15m.
  • The exit onto The Parade has no doors.

The Parade to the Library

  • When entering the parade continue ahead for approximately 140m.
  • The surface of the walkway is made up of large flag stones which are uneven in places.
  • The library is located on the left.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
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    • There are separate doors for entry and exit.
    • The entry doors are on the left as you face the front of the building and the exit is on the right.