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Route From Student Residences 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 Templars House hall of residence to the Docklands Library and Learning Centre, in the Royal Dock Business School building.
  • Shepherd, Redbridge, Marley, Longbridge, Kwame, Jamilia, Felix, Claire and Ailsa Houses are also on this route.

Outside Access (Entrance to Templars House)

  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.
  • The automatic door is push pad operated.
  • There is also a separate entrance to Flat 1 opposite the main entrance. This entrance has a single automatic door, 80 cm wide (shown in photograph 2). Flat 1 contains a room adapted for wheelchair users. Shepherd, Redbridge and Marley Houses have also have flats containing accessible rooms opposite the main entrance.
  • A residents swipe card is required to access either entrance.
  • Related link Templars House.

Path Between Templars and Shepherd Houses

  • This path is 128cm at its narrowest.
  • It has a brick block paving surface and is level, except for just past Templars and just before the entrance to Shepherd House, where there is a slight level change, which makes the surface very uneven.
  • The entrance to Shepherd House is located just past this level change.

Path Between Shepherd and Redbridge Houses

  • This path is 127cm at its narrowest.
  • It has a brick block paving surface and is level, except for just past Shepherd and just before the entrance to Redbridge House, where there is a slight level change.
  • The entrance to Redbridge House is located just past this level change.

Path Between Redbridge and Marley Houses

  • This path is 124cm at its narrowest.
  • It has a brick block paving surface and is level, except for just past Marley and just before the entrance to Redbridge House, where there is a slight level change, which makes the surface very uneven.
  • A help point is located between Redbridge and Marley Houses. It is at a height accessible for wheelchair users.
  • The entrance to Marley House is located just past this level change.

Path Between Marley and Longbridge Houses

  • This path has a brick block paving surface and is level, except for just after the entrance to Marley House, where there is a slight level change, which makes the surface very uneven.
  • The entrance to Longbridge House is located off this path.

Ramp and Steps Past Longbridge House

  • The ramp is moderate, has a brick block paving surface and handrails both sides.
  • It overcomes 2 sets of 2 steps, which are medium high and have handrails both sides.
  • These also have a brick block paving surface, although there is tactile paving either side of both sets of steps.
  • The Residential Office is located at the bottom of the ramp and steps.

Path Along The Front Of Aqua East

  • There are 2 medium steps, with no handrails, leading down to the side of Aqua East.
  • These have tactile paving either side.
  • The path past these has a brick block paving surface.
  • There is also a moderate ramp, 120cm wide, which overcomes these steps.
  • It runs between the steps and the outdoor seating for Aqua East, and also includes some tactile paving for the steps beside it.
  • The dark bricks marking the steps are 20cm wide. There is no other barrier at the edge of the ramp, so care should be taken when using it.
  • The entrance to Aqua East is located past the ramp and steps, on the corner of the building.

Path Between the Permit Car Park and Aqua East

  • This path has a moderate gradient, with a brick block paving then concrete surface.
  • There is also tactile paving at the bottom of the steps that lead down from the car park.

Path In Front Of The Staff Permit Car Park

  • This path has a tarmac surface and a moderate gradient.
  • It is 190cm wide.

Crossing The Entrance To The Staff Permit Car Park

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving either side of the road leading into the car park, which has a tarmac surface.
  • On the far side of the road it is possible to turn left to access the Waterfront Path.

Path Past The Staff Permit Car Park

  • The path here has an easy then moderate gradient.
  • It has a tarmac surface and is 250cm wide.

Path Along The South Side of University Way

University Way

  • Past Claire House, the path runs out and you move onto University Way itself for a short distance.
  • University Way is the internal campus road. Here it has a block paving surface.

Path In Front Of Ailsa House

  • At the end of this stretch of University Way, the path restarts with a tarmac surface.
  • The surface 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.