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Route Plan 4 - Service Road Lift to the Library via the Chancellors' Building

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) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The details within this guide relate to the route between the service road lift and the library via Chancellors' Building. .
    • This route plan is for the purpose of providing an alternative route to the parade and the library if the service road lift is out of use.

Service Road Lift

  • This lift allows non stepped access to the Library via the Parade.
  • 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.
  • If this lift is out of service during your visit the following route will describe alternative non stepped access to the Library via the Chancellors' building.

Service Road Lift to the Convocation Avenue Crossing

  • From the service road lift continue straight along the path towards the Convocation Avenue crossing, the university bus stop is located on the right with the crossing opposite on the left.
  • There is a path which runs alongside the service road.
  • There are easy slopes and uneven surfaces located along the path.
  • The surface of the service road pathway is made up of concrete with areas of block paving outside the lift.
  • The service road pathway is slippery in places especially when wet.
  • There are two small flower beds with areas of compacted earth and uneven edges as you continue along the path.
  • There are lights set into the floor located around the university bus stop. These can be slippery in wet of cold conditions.

Convocation Avenue Crossing

  • The Convocation Avenue crossing is raised to provide level access either side of the crossing.
  • There is slightly uneven tactile paving at both sides of the road.
  • There are easy slopes on either side of the crossing.
  • Continue onto the access path at the far side of the crossing.

Convocation Avenue Crossing to the Chancellors' Building

  • There is an access path leading from the Convocation Avenue crossing to the Chancellors' Building.
  • The surface of the access path is tarmac which becomes block paving as you approach Chancellors' Building.
  • The first section of the path can be muddy in places during wet weather.
  • The path is uneven in places.
  • The first section of the path is on a moderate slope leading up.
  • Continue along the slope for approximately 18m before turning left.
  • The path now slopes downwards.
  • At the bottom of the slope turn right towards the Chancellors' Building.
  • There are 4 removable bollards located at this point. When removed the base of the bollard fixings are uneven.
  • After approximately 10m the path surface becomes block paving.
  • There are a further 3 removable bollards located at this point. When removed the base of the bollard fixings are uneven.
  • There is a small lip where the pavement meets the road.
  • The entrance to Chancellors' Building is located on the left approximately 40m from where the block paving begins.

Outside Access (Chancellors' Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are lights set into the floor located around the Chancellors' Building main entrance. These can be slippery in wet of cold conditions.

Level Change (Chancellors' Building Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Chancellors' Building Main Entrance to the Chancellors' Building Lift

  • The surface of the flooring in Chancellors' Building is smooth stonework.
  • There is level access within the Chancellors' Building.
  • Continue straight ahead after entering to the far side of the foyer before turning left.
  • The lift is approximately 40m from the main entrance.

Accessible Toilet (Chancellors' Building)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is 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 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter and then straight ahead.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 150cm (7ft 5in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter and then to the left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 110cm x 215cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 1in).
  • 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 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.

Chancellors' Building Lift to the Bridge

  • Exit the lift on Level 2 for access to the bridge.
  • On exiting the lift turn left and left again, continue straight ahead towards the doors that lead onto the bridge.
  • There are two sets of doors which are automatic, double width and open away from you.
  • The doors can also be opened via a touch centre located to the right of the doors.

The Bridge to the Parade

  • The bridge is made up of a dimpled metallic surface.
  • The bridge is a series of easy slopes with level landings between them.
  • There is a slight lip at the end of the bridge where it joins the access path.
  • Continue along the bridge for approximately 50m, after 20m turn left onto the access path.
  • The surface of the access path is tarmaced shingle that becomes block paving on turning left towards the Parade.
  • For the first section of block paving there are areas of uneven concrete.
  • The block paving is uneven in places.
  • Continue ahead for 30m, on reaching the Parade the surface becomes large flag stones.

The Parade to the Library

  • The surface of the Parade walkway is made up of large flag stones which are uneven in places.
  • After approximately 25m turn right and the library is located on the right.

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.