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Route From Cyprus DLR Station to The Docklands Library and Learning Centre

Docklands Campus, The University of East London, 4-6 University Way, London, E16 2RD

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Introduction

  • This route is from Platform 1 (East Bound) of Cyprus DLR Station to the Docklands Library and Learning Centre, located within the Royal Dock Business School building.
  • The main campus reception, Underground Bar, Spring Personnel, Prayer Rooms, East Building and Ailsa House can also be accessed off this route.

Cyprus DLR Station Platform 1 (East Bound)

  • Related link Cyprus DLR.
  • There is tactile paving at the edge of the platform.
  • Moving away from the edge, the platform has a large slab block paving surface, and there is an easy slope leading towards the exits at the rear of the platform.
  • These details are exactly the same for Platform 2 (West Bound).

Rear of Platform 1 (East Bound)

  • There is a shallow gutter towards the rear of the platform, which is well marked by a red line (see photograph 1).
  • This gutter also marks the boundary between the large slab block paving and brick block paving surface.
  • There is a ticket machine and Oyster touch pads at the rear of the platform by the exits.
  • These details are exactly the same for Platform 2 (West Bound).

Steps to Exit Platform 1 (East Bound)

  • There are 12 deep steps, which are not marked, to exit the platform.
  • There are 2 sets of steps, either side of the ticket machine and Oyster touch pads at the rear of the platform, with handrails on opposite sides.
  • These steps can be overcome using the ramps mentioned below.
  • These details are exactly the same for Platform 2 (West Bound).

Ramps to Exit Platform 1 (East Bound)

  • There are 2 ramps, next to the 2 sets of steps at the rear of the platform, to exit the platform.
  • These ramps are moderate, have a brick block paving surface, are 152cm wide and overcome the steps mentioned.
  • One of the ramps has a handrail on the right hand side going up for the first part, then on the left for the last part.
  • The other ramp has handrails on the opposite sides.

Bridge Over The Platforms

  • This bridge is accessed at the top of the ramps and steps from platform 1.
  • It has a brick block paving surface and a moderate slope.
  • It leads to the entrance to the Docklands Campus entrance and reception, and also platform 2.

Slope Leading To The Campus Entrance and Reception

  • The slope leads from the bridge from platform 1 and the rear of platform 2 to the Reception Building entrance, and the general entrance to the campus.
  • It has a moderate gradient and a large slab block paving surface.
  • The Underground Bar, Spring Personnel, and the Prayer Rooms are also accessed off this slope, either side of the Reception Building.

Outside Access (Reception Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Reception Building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.

Reception (Campus Main Reception)

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Reception Building entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is not generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
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    • There are lowered sections at either end of the reception desk.
    • The Reception Building has vinyl flooring.

Lift (Reception Building Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far end of the Reception Building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Reception Building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 142cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Path From The Reception Building Lift

  • This path leads from the upper level of the Reception Building Lift to University Square.
  • It is level and has a large slab block paving surface.
  • It is 122cm wide at its narrowest.

Slope Leading Past The Reception Building

  • There is a long moderate slope leading past the Reception Building up to University Square.
  • It has a large slab block paving surface, and a handrail on the right hand side going up.
  • This is the main access to the Campus for people who do not need to visit reception.
  • However, this slope can be overcome using the Reception Building lift.

University Square

  • University Square is at the centre of the main part of the Docklands Campus.
  • It has a large slab block paving surface, with various easy slopes throughout.
  • The East Building is accessed off University Square.

Rear of University Square

  • At the rear of University Square turn right, around the side of the steps to the raised area of University Square, beside University Way.
  • University Way is a quiet road with no kerbs at this point.
  • The path beside it is 135cm wide, with a block paving surface.

Crossing University Way

  • As you walk past the West Building, cross University Way by bollards that are 168cm apart. The road surface here is block paving and has an easy slope.
  • There are similar bollards on the far side.
  • At this point it is possible to carry straight on to the Waterfront Path.

Path In Front Of Ailsa House

  • Turn right after crossing University Way.
  • The path surface here becomes tarmac, and is slightly uneven, particularly passing a dropped kerb, which does not have tactile paving.
  • This path is 141cm wide at its narrowest.
  • Ailsa House is accessed off this path, just before the dropped kerb.

In Front Of The Royal Dock Business School

  • This area has a large slab block paving surface with several easy slopes.

Level Change (Royal Dock Business School 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.

Outside Access (Royal Dock Business School Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Royal Dock Business School entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

Turnstiles And Gate Leading Into The Library

  • To the left of the reception desk as you face it are turnstiles, 53cm wide, and a gate, 99cm wide, to access the library.
  • A university swipe is required to enter using the turnstiles.
  • The gate is opened automatically from the reception desk.
  • Related link Docklands Library and Learning Centre.