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Route Plan 3 - East Car Park to the Library via the University Bus Stop

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Route Summary

East Car Park

  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 4.8m x 4.9m.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The roadway around the car park is tarmac and the individual bays are block paved.
  • The car park is pay and display and for both permit holders and visitors.
  • Pay and display is enforced Monday to Friday and Saturday 08.00-17.00 and costs £1.00.
  • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars onto campus.
  • Accessible parking is however available for visitors, staff and students as marked.
  • Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.

East Car Park to Convocation Avenue Crossing

  • There is a path leading from the Blue Badge parking to the Convocation Avenue crossing. The surface of the path is tarmacked shingle turning into block paving.
  • There is a small raised lip where the tarmac meets the block paving just before the crossing.
  • There is an easy slope that leads up at first before sloping down to the crossing.
  • The university bus stop is approximately 50m from the beginning of this path.

Convocation Avenue Crossing

  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on either side with no tactile paving.
  • There are bollards located on either side of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is block paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is uneven.

University Bus Stop

  • The university bus stop is located on the other side of the crossing of Convocation Avenue.
  • There are three covered areas.
  • There are lights set into the floor located around the university bus stop. These can be slippery in wet or cold conditions
  • There is an opening at the rear of the bus stop. The opening is 100cm wide.
  • The surface around the bus stop is block paving and is uneven in places.
  • The bus stop is sheltered and lowered seating is available.
  • Accessible and standard unisex toilet facilities are available at the bus stop.

Accessible Toilet (University Bus Stop)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the bus stop.
    • There is 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the bus station.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Convocation Avenue Crossing to the Service Road Lift

  • Continue ahead from the Convocation Avenue crossing with the University bus stop on your left.
  • There are lights set into the floor located around the university bus stop. These can be slippery in wet or cold conditions.
  • There is a path which runs alongside the service road, leading to the lift.
  • There are easy slopes and uneven surfaces located along the path.
  • The surface of the service road path is block paving. The surface becomes concrete with areas of block paving as you approach the lift.
  • The service road pathway is slippery in places especially when wet.

Lift (Service Road Lift to The Parade)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the service road path.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is approximately 95m from the university bus stop.
    • There is an intercom and CCTV system in operation to use this lift.
    • The person using the lift will need to push the intercom button (which will connect to the main security desk). Security will then grant the user permission to use the lift.
    • The surface of the walkway as you exit the lift is tarmac. This becomes block paving as you continue ahead.
    • If the lift is out of use at the time of your visit please read Route Plan 4 - Service Road Lift to the Library via the Chancellors' Building.

The Parade to the Library

  • On exiting the service road lift continue straight ahead.
  • The Student Union is located to the right.
  • The surface of the walkway is made up of large flag stones which are uneven in places.
  • On the other side of the underpass there is an easy slope that leads down towards the library.
  • The library is located to the right.
  • The library is approximately 100m from the service road lift.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to level 2.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Library Entrance'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 235cm.
    • There are fixed barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers is 54cm.
    • The width of the wider fixed barriers is 101cm.
    • A key card is required to pass through the security barriers.
    • The height of the key card reader is 95cm.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The height of the card reader of the wider barrier is 73cm.
  • Comments View
    • The door to the right of this one is only for exiting the building.