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Route Plan 10 - Polden Court to the Library via The Parade

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.
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Introduction

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    • The details within this guide relate to the route from Polden Court Student Accommodation to the Library via The Parade.

Polden Court to the Access Road Crossing

  • The surface of the area outside of Polden Court blocks 1 and 2 is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There is a ramp located on an access path at the side of Polden Court leading to the crossing.
  • The ramp is moderate.
  • At the top of the ramp continue approximately 10m before turning left and then right towards the crossing.

Access Road Crossing

  • The access road crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • Turn right onto the access path.

Access Road Crossing to the Service Road Crossing

  • The surface of the access path leading from the access road crossing to the service road crossing is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Continue straight along this path, after approximately 80m there is a service road crossing.

Service Road Crossing

  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • At the far side of the crossing the tactile paving is on a moderate slope.
  • The West Accommodation Centre is located on the left at the far side of the crossing.

Service Road Crossing to the Second Access Road Crossing

  • The surface of the path leading from the service road crossing to the second access road crossing is flag stones.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Continue straight along this path for approximately 25m before turning right towards the crossing.

Second Access Road Crossing

  • The designated crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.

Second Access Road Crossing to Wessex House

  • There is a path leading from the second access road crossing to Wessex House.
  • On the path there are two fixed gates 2m from the second access road crossing.
  • The surface of the pathway is flag stones.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • Follow the pathway for approximately 75m before turning left through the automatic doors into Wessex House.

Wessex House to the Parade

  • The surface of the corridor in Wessex House is a synthetic non slip flooring.
  • On entering the double automatic doors turn right and after approximately 18m turn left towards the opening onto The Parade.
  • Banking facilities are located within this corridor.

The Parade to the Library

  • The surface of the walkway on the Parade is made up of large flag stones which are uneven in places.
  • There is an easy slope on the parade leading to the library.
  • Continue straight down the parade passing the writing centre on your left.
  • The library is approximately 120m along the parade and located to 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.