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Route from Main Reception (Senate House, E Block) to Bolton Central

Senate House E Block, University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5AB

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Introduction

  • This route is approximately 735m.
  • This route uses Trinity Street, Black Horse Street, Great Moor Street and Newport Street.
  • There are some pedestrian controlled crossings along the route.
  • There are some crossings without designated crossing points.
  • There are some easy gradients along this route.
  • The surface of the footpaths is stone tiles and tarmac.

Senate House Main Reception to Senate House Main Entrance

  • From the main reception proceed out of the building via the 2 sets of automatic double doors.
  • Proceed towards the quad.
  • The surface of the approach to the quad is block paved.

Ramped Route through Senate House Quad

  • Bear left to the ramped access around the quad.
  • The ramp has an easy downward gradient.
  • There is a handrail on the left as you proceed down the ramp.
  • The surface of the footpath is block paved.
  • The footpath follows a curved path around the edge of the quad.
  • After approximately 39m the path becomes level.

Stepped Route through Senate House Quad

  • Proceed straight ahead.
  • There are 5 medium height steps without handrails.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • Proceed across the quad.
  • The surface of the steps is block paved.
  • The surface of the quad is concrete tiles.
  • The surface of the footpath at the eastern edge of the quad is block paved.

Senate House Quad to Moor Lane

  • Continue straight ahead, following the footpath towards Bolton One.
  • The surface of the footpath is block paved.
  • Continue along the front of Bolton One.
  • There is an easy uphill gradient just beyond Bolton One, leading to Moor Lane.

Cross Moor Lane

  • The crossing point is pedestrian controlled.
  • The height of the buttons is 108cm.
  • There are 2 islands at this crossing point.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at all sections of this crossing point.
  • The first island is narrow with a staggered crossing point (shown in photograph 3).
  • After crossing to the second island bear slightly left and proceed to the second island.
  • The surface of this crossing point is tarmac road with block paved islands.

Moor Lane to Black Horse Street

  • After crossing Moor Lane bear slightly right and proceed onto Trinity Street.
  • The surface of this section of the route is tarmac.
  • There are some uneven areas along this section of the route which may cause a trip hazard.
  • The footpath is shared with bicycles.
  • After approximately 170m bear slight left onto Black Horse Street and cross Black Horse Street.

Cross Black Horse Street

  • The crossing is pedestrian controlled.
  • The height of the buttons is 108cm.
  • There are 2 islands at this crossing point.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at all sections of this crossing point.
  • The crossing at the first island is staggered.
  • After crossing to the second island bear slightly left to cross to the opposite side of Black Horse Street.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.

Black Horse Street

  • Proceed along Black Horse Street.
  • The surface of the footpath along this section of the route is tarmac.
  • After approximately 52m bear slightly right to the pedestrian crossing for the access road to Morrisons.
  • The crossing is pedestrian controlled.
  • The height of the buttons is 108cm.
  • There is a central island at this crossing.
  • The crossing is shared with bicycles.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving at all points of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing the road bear slight left and then slight left to continue along Black Horse Street.

Black Horse Street to Newport Street

  • Bear right onto Great Moor Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing with tactile paving to pass on the first 15m of this section.
  • The footpath is a shared pathway with bicycles.
  • The surface of the pavement is tarmac.
  • After approximately 23m cross the service road for Morrisons (shown in photograph 2).
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving.
  • Just beyond the service road the surface of the footpath becomes stone tiles.
  • After 30m bear slightly right, continuing along Great Moor Street.
  • The surface of the footpath becomes tarmac.
  • After approximately 85m cross Soho Street (shown in photographs 7 and 8).
  • There is not a designated crossing point.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving.
  • The footpath becomes stone tiles.
  • There is an easy gradient from the sides of the footpath to the centre.
  • After 40m bear slightly right onto Newport Street towards the crossing.
  • There are some slight trip hazards created by manhole covers and uneven surfaces along this section of the route.

Cross Newport Street

  • The crossing is pedestrian controlled.
  • The height of the button at the crossing is 108cm.
  • The road is slightly raised creating a level crossing point.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.

Newport Street to Bolton Central

  • Bolton Central is immediately ahead.
  • The surface of the pavement is stone tiles.
  • There is an easy downhill gradient leading from Newport Street to the building.
  • There is level access at the entrance to the building.