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Route Plan 2 - 8 West Building Main Entrance Red Route 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 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 Red Route Ramp

  • The red route ramp is located next to the 8 West building main entrance.
  • The surface of the ramp is smooth concrete which is uneven in places.
  • There is a small lip onto the ramp where the ramp joins the block paving
  • Level landings are in place along the ramp.
  • The 8 West lecture theatres are located on the left of the ramp.
  • There is an accessible toilet located on a level landing of the ramp, to the right.
  • The ramp is approximately 75m long.

Accessible Toilet (Red Route Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the 8 West building main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the red route ramp.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 205cm x 170cm (6ft 9in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

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).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • 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.