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SZ Sports Dome

University of Northampton, Waterside Campus, University Drive, Northampton, NN1 5PH

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Introduction

  • There is a large indoor sports area.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Waterside Campus is located towards the South East of Northampton and can be accessed off the A428.
    • The closest car parks to our campus are St John’s Car Park (NN1 1HA) or Midsummer Meadows Car Park (NN1 5NX). Both of these are 5-10 minutes away from the campus. These are pay and display car parks and prices can be checked via the Council website.
      Spaces are available at Waterside Campus for Blue Badge holders. If you require an accessible car parking space, please contact your University host to book a space for you.
      A Park and Ride system runs from the west side of Northampton – the car park is a short distance from M1 junctions 15a and 16.?The Uno buses accept cash and contactless payments on board.
      University Park and Ride services are available. Parking at the Park and Ride site is free and a return journey is a reduced rate of £1.20 for pre-arranged university visitors and interview applicants when you show your interview email.
      The address for the Park and Ride is: Claret Car Park and Saints Car Park, Edgar Mobbs Way, Sixfields, Northampton, NN5 5JR.
      Please see the Uno Bus timetables for bus times.? The car park is open from 6.00am – 10.30pm.
      It’s approximately a 2.3 mile journey to the University, taking 15 minutes on average.
  • By Bus View
    • National Express and other coach services operate from Victoria Street (please check with your operator to confirm) which is located directly beside the Upper Mounts car park in the town centre. Local buses operate from Northgate Bus Station, just off the Market Square in the town centre.
      The Uno 19 and 19A depart from the Drapery to Waterside every 12 minutes.
  • By Train View
    • Northampton Railway Station is one hour by train from both London Euston and Birmingham New Street.? The number 18 bus connects the train station to campus Monday – Friday (at the weekends, visitors should walk to the Drapery and catch the 19/19A service to Waterside).

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 1)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the site.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Sports Pavilion.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and students.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located inside the main building.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Senate.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the University access road.
    • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the Senate Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Students can use this car park at evening and weekends.
    • Students who hold a local authority-issued Blue Badge are able to park at the University for free; they are eligible to park in any bay across the University sites, except for Electric Vehicle Charging bays and motorbike/moped areas, but a Blue Badge must be displayed in the windscreen at all times.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 2)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located next to the Senate.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Senate.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the payment machine.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the car park.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the University access road.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Senate Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Students who hold a local authority-issued Blue Badge are able to park at the University for free; they are eligible to park in any bay across the University sites, except for Electric Vehicle Charging bays and motorbike/moped areas, but a Blue Badge must be displayed in the windscreen at all times.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Generic

  • This is a large area which has different sport pitches marked out on vinyl flooring.
  • This can be split into smaller sport pitches by large netted curtains.
  • There are large score boards, basketball hoops and a movable TV within this area.
  • There is no flashing beacon.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Senate.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Senate.