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Pink Route - Main Gate to Gregory Building

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • This route plan covers the journey from the Main Gate on University Avenue to the Gregory Building on Lilybank Gardens.
    The journey is approximately 310m (0.2 mile).
    For those without mobility difficulties it may take about 3-4 minutes to cover.
    From the exit junction from University Gardens to the entrance junction there is a downhill slope along University Avenue.
    This section may be challenging to those with mobility difficulties, including the return journey.
    This routes also incorporates access to the Mathematics, Boyd Orr and Sir Alwyn Williams Buildings.

Exit the Main Gate and Turn Left

  • Exit the right main gate and turn left onto University Avenue.
  • If exiting from the gate on the left as you face the main gate (from University Avenue - photograph 1), cross the quiet entrance road towards the right gate.
  • The main gate entrance road is level to the kerbs without tactile paving on either side.
  • There is a paved surface with some tactile paving near the pedestrian crossing over the busy main road.

Cross University Avenue at the Pedestrian Crossing

  • Take a slight left from the main gate to the nearby pedestrian crossing on University Avenue.
  • Cross University Avenue using the pedestrian crossing.
  • The crossing controls are 115cm high and offer a tactile turning dial beneath the box.
  • There are lowered kerbs with tactile marking on both sides.
  • There are audio and visual signals with metal studs showing the route across the road.

Turn Left and Continue down University Avenue

  • Turn left after the crossing and continue down University Avenue.
  • The junction to University Gardens is only around 15m from the crossing.
  • There is a paved surface with an easy slope down University Avenue.

Cross the Exit Junction to University Gardens

  • Cross the exit road from University Gardens which should only have traffic coming from the right being a one-way system.
  • The crossing point at the junction is over a raised tarmac speed bump.
  • There is an easy slope downwards across the junction exit crossing.
  • The road is raised level with the kerbs which have tactile paving on both sides.

Continue Down University Avenue

  • Continue down University Avenue towards the junction for inbound traffic to University Gardens.
  • There is an easy to moderate slope down the road with a slight camber on the pavement.

Cross the Entry Junction to University Gardens

  • Cross the entry road from University Gardens which is temporarily closed to traffic due to construction works.
  • The crossing point at the junction is over a raised tarmac speed bump.
  • There is an easy slope downwards across the junction exit crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving on both sides.
  • There is generally a member of construction site staff available at this crossing.

Turn Right into University Gardens

  • Turn back up to the right once across, following the pavement into University Gardens.
  • There is a moderate slope on the corner which leads to an easy slope at first which levels out further along.
  • Use the designated and signed Pedestrian Route along the pavement following signs to turn right before the staff security gate.
  • The pavement surface is concrete.

Follow Signage to Cross University Gardens

  • Follow the sign to leave the pavement onto the road and cross to the other side.
  • Assistance may be required here as there is a level change from the kerb to the road without dropped kerbs.
  • Construction staff may be able to assist here.
  • There are no kerbs to mount at the other side although the tarmac surface is slightly uneven.

Turn Left and Continue Along University Gardens

  • Follow the Pedestrian Route round to the left and continue along beside the banked gardens and fence.
  • There are some obstacles to navigate where the kerb from the bank comes out due to a cobbled area.
  • These obstacles restrict the Pedestrian Route to a width of 80cm.
  • Continue along the route following the now solid metal fence where it takes a slight left and navigate past the next cobbled obstacle narrowing in from the kerb/banking.
  • Continue towards the end of the construction fence.

Cross University Gardens onto the Link Road

  • At the end of the construction fence there is a slope up to University Gardens.
  • The kerbs here have both been altered with cement to provide ramped access to/from the slope.
  • Cross University Gardens Road to the tarmac has hazard yellow markings for a dropped kerb ramp.
  • There is then a steep slope (13.2 degrees) down towards the Sir Alwyn Williams Building at the red and white fencing where there is a paving slab surface.

Link Road to Lilybank Gardens

  • Continue along the link road until you reach Lilybank Gardens.
  • There is an easy downward slope throughout.
  • The Boyd Orr Building is on your left beyond a construction works solid fence and the Sir Alwyn Williams Building is on the right where the red/white based construction fence comes to an end.
  • There is a pavement to the left which leads directly onto the Lilybank Gardens pavement.

Access to the Boyd Orr Building

  • The Boyd Orr Building is the tall tower block down to the left beyond the solid construction fence.
  • There is an easy wide slope down over a paved surface which has 2 bollards at the top from the pavement.
  • Link to Boyd Orr Building.

Access to the Sir Alwyn Williams Building

  • Turn back right onto the adjoining pavement from Lilybank Gardens.
  • Continue back up round following the pavement across the link road which may be used by traffic.
  • The ramp to the Sir Alwyn Williams Building is to the rear left of the entrance area near Lilybank Gardens after some bollards.
  • There is a paved surface towards the ramp.
  • The link road can also be crossed earlier if using the steps to the entrance to the right.
  • The Boyd Orr building is roughly opposite this entrance across the link road.
  • There are some concrete benches to the front left of the entrance area here near the bollards.
  • Link to Sir Alwyn Williams Building.

Proceed to Lilybank Gardens

  • Continue ahead along the pavement which joins the pavement around the crescent of Lilybank Gardens.
  • There is an easy slope downwards over the tarmac surface.
  • The Gregory Building is ahead on the far corner of the crescent.

Access to the Gregory Building on the Left

  • Continue down Lilybank Gardens to the corner of the crescent and use the ramps to access the Gregory Building.