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Route Plan 6 - 4 South Building 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.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

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    • The details within this guide relate to the route from the 4 South Building to the Library via The Parade.
    • In the event of any access issues and you need assistance please contact university security on 01225 385 349.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

4 South Building Rear Entrance Level Change

  • There is a moderate slope in front of the entrance.
  • The surface of the slope is tarmac before becoming flag stones.

4 South Building Rear Entrance to the Access Path

  • There are two moderate slopes leading up to the access path from the South building rear entrance.
  • The surface leading from the rear entrance to the access path is flag stones which are uneven in places.
  • 24m from the rear entrance turn left and a further 5m turn right onto the access path.

Access Path to the Access Ramp

  • The surface of the access path is smooth tarmac.
  • The path is on an easy slope leading up to the access ramp situated at the rear of University Hall.
  • Continue along the access path for approximately 110m, after 90m the path surface becomes uneven concrete.
  • At the end of the path turn right up the access ramp.

Access Path to the University Hall Ramp

  • The surface of the ramp is concrete with areas of block paving.
  • The ramp is uneven in places with sections of block paving being very uneven with gaps and broken areas.
  • The ramp is steep.
  • The rear entrance to University Hall is located on the left as you go up the ramp. There is an accessible toilet 5m from the University Hall rear entrance.

University Hall Ramp to University Hall Entrance

  • There is a path leading from the top of the access road crossing ramp to the University Hall ramp. The surface of path is block paving and is uneven in places.
  • Continue along the path for approximately 18m before turning left and approaching a ramp or 3 steps.
  • The ramp is steep and has a handrail on the left. The ramp overcomes the steps.
  • The block paved surface of the ramp is uneven in places.
  • The steps are clearly marked and medium height.
  • The steps are higher on the side running alongside the ramp.
  • Turn left at the top of the ramp/steps and continue towards the University Hall entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
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    • Both sets of doors have 2 sets of doors side by side.
    • Both sets of doors open towards you.
    • The first set of doors are only automatic when exiting the building. When entering the doors are manual, open away from you and are heavy.

University Hall Main Entrance to the Lift

  • There is a single door within the University Hall foyer, leading to the ground floor corridor and lift. This door is touch sensor operated and opens away from you.
  • At the end of the corridor is another single touch sensor operated door. When you exit this door the lift is on the right.
  • The surface within University Hall is carpet which is level.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 145cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
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    • This lift provides access to University Hall, Parade Bar and the Claverton Rooms.
    • The lift can be accessed at the rear of University Hall or from within the Parade Bar.
    • University Hall is located on Level 1, Parade Bar on Level 2 and Claverton Rooms on Level 3.

The Parade Bar to the Parade

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    • As you exit the lift into the Parade Bar the surface changes from lino to an area of wooden flooring and then to carpet as you approach the exit to the building.
    • Turn left when entering the Parade Bar, the exit doors on to The Parade are then 9m straight ahead.
    • The doors are double width and touch sensor operated.
    • There is a lip at either side of the threshold of the door.
    • In the event of any access issues and you need assistance please contact university security on 01225 385 349.
    • The opening times below are for the parade bar.
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    • Monday 07:00 - 23:00.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00.
    • Friday 07:00 - 23:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 00:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00.

The Parade to the Library

  • When entering the parade there is a staircase in front of you with a low concrete bar. Continue ahead for approximately 20m then turn right onto the main parade walkway.
  • The library is then located on the left.
  • The surface of the walkway is made up of large flag stones which are uneven in places.

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.
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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.