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Route Plan 7 - Woodland 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.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


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

Woodland Court Accommodation Office to the Access Route Crossing

  • Woodland Court accommodation office is located on the West side of the Woodland Court accommodation building.
  • As you exit the accommodation office continue ahead towards the access road crossing.
  • The surface of the path is block paving and is uneven in places.
  • The path is on an easy slope leading up to the crossing.
  • The crossing is approximately 13m from the accommodation office entrance.

Access Road Crossing

  • There is a designated crossing at this point of the access road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • There is a small lip where the tactile paving meets the tarmac.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.

Access Road Crossing to the Convocation Avenue Crossing

  • There is a path leading from the access road crossing to the Convocation Avenue crossing.
  • This path leads between the accommodation buildings, Solsbury Court and the Chesnut Quad.
  • There is an easy slope leading up to the path from the crossing, with bollards at the top, 149cm wide at the narrowest.
  • Pedestrians can use the central walkway or the covered path to the right. The covered path is 109cm wide at its narrowest.
  • The surface of the walkway and path is tarmac which is uneven in places.
  • After approximately 175m outside Solsbury Court Block A the surface becomes block paving for 20m.
  • The block paving is uneven in places.
  • Continue straight ahead onto the tarmac surface for approximately 25m. This has an easy gradient down, and is uneven in places.
  • Turn right and take the tarmacked shingle path for 32m to the crossing. This path has an easy slope down.

Crossing Convocation Avenue

  • The crossing is raised to the level of the path on both sides. There is tactile paving on both sides.
  • The crossing has a tarmacked shingle surface with an easy slope leading down to the other side.

Convocation Avenue Crossing To Lift To The Parade

  • After crossing Convocation Avenue, turn right and follow the block paving path along the side of 6 East. This path is uneven in places, and has an easy slope leading up then down.
  • After 35m the gradient levels out and has a concrete surface with lines of paving slabs, making it uneven in places. Follow this path for a further 22m to the lift.

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.
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    • 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)

  • 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.