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Route From Cyprus DLR Station to The SportDock

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 SportsDock.
  • Claire, Felix, Jamilia, Kwame Houses, along with the Underground Bar, Spring Personnel, Prayer Rooms, East Building, the Children's Garden Early Years Centre and the Outdoor Gym are also 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.
  • Comments View
    • 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.

Crossing University Way

  • University Way is the internal campus road, which runs along the far side of University Square.
  • The road here has a large slab block paving surface.
  • At the rear of University Square, there are bollards 160cm wide, and on the far side of the road, the bollards are 152cm wide.
  • At this point it is possible to carry straight on to access the Waterfront Path that runs beside the dock along the length of the campus.

Path Along The Far Side of University Way

Re-Cross University Way

  • Past Kwame House, there is a zebra crossing available to cross back to the north side of University Way, where the SportsDock is located.
  • The crossing is raised to kerb height, has a brick block paving surface and a moderate slope down to the north side.

Path on the North Side of University Way

  • After the crossing, turn right.
  • The path here has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope downwards.
  • It is 160cm wide at it's narrowest.

Ramp off University Way to the SportsDock

  • Leading off the path to the left, this ramp has a moderate gradient and a tarmac surface.
  • It is 160cm wide.
  • It leads to the SportsDock Campus Side entrance.

Steps off University Way to the SportsDock

  • Further along University Way, past the ramp, there are 5 medium, clearly marked steps, with handrails both sides, leading down to the SportsDock Campus Side entrance.
  • The steps have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
  • The ramp mentioned previously overcomes these steps.

Courtyard Area In Front of Campus Side Entrance

  • From the ramp and steps, this courtyard area has a brick block paving surface, with a moderate then easy slope leading to the SportsDock Campus Side entrance.

Outside Access (SportsDock Campus Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the SportsDock.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • 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 122cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lower ground floor.

SportsDock Lower Ground Floor

  • This area has vinyl flooring, and is level, leading to the lift and steps up to the ground floor.

Level Change (Steps for the Lower Ground Floor to Ground Floor)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 14 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead up to the ground floor of the SportsDock, between the main entrance and reception.
    • The rest of the centre can be accessed from here.

Lift (SportsDock Lower Ground Floor to Ground Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the Campus Side entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the SportsDock Campus Side entrance.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 140cm (3ft 4in 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift overcomes the lower ground floor stairs, and gives access directly into the Munch Cafe area, bypassing the reception and security barriers.
    • Because of this, a swipe card is required to use this lift.
    • The lift also contains an intercom, at an accessible height, for visitors to contact reception to activate the lift.
    • Related link SportsDock.