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Route from Plymouth Railway Station to Levinsky Gallery

University of Plymouth, Roland Levinsky Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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  • Building View
    • The route from the station to the Levinsky Gallery is approximately 640m in length. The Levinsky Gallery is located within the Roland Levinsky Building. There are steep slopes along the route from the station. There are predominantly block paved surfaces along the route.
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Plymouth Station North East Road Exit to Saltash Road

  • Upon exiting Plymouth Station you will find yourself on North East Road.
  • Turn right on leaving the station and cross the road at the Zebra Crossing (Photographs 1, 2 and 3).
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There is a strip of block paving between the station and the zebra crossing. (Photograph 2
  • Cross North Road East at the Zebra crossing which has tactile drop kerbs on either side. (Photographs 4, 5 and 6)
  • After the crossing, turn right and continue onwards along the path into Saltash Road. (Photographs 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12)
  • As you proceed there is a bend to your left as North East Road turns into Saltash Road.
  • There is a strip of block paving on the way. (Photograph 11)
  • There is a tactile drop kerb immediately after this to your which should be bypassed. (Photograph 12).

Saltash Road to North Cross Roundabout Underpass

  • Continue along Saltash Road and head uphill towards the North Cross Roundabout Underpass a distance of approximately 160m.
  • The pavement along Saltash Road has a steep uphill gradient.
  • As you proceed you will come across a section of tactile paving with a bollard in the centre of the road. This marks the point in which the pavement is divided into a pedestrian path to the left and a cycle path to the right. There is a clearly marked raised line dividing the pedestrian paths after this (photographs 4, 5, 6 and 7).
  • After approximately 90m there is another section of tactile paving with a bollard in the middle of the road which marks the end of the clear division between pedestrian and cycle paths. (Photograph 8).
  • Continue along the pavement and head down the slight slope leading down to the underpass. (Photographs 9, 10, 11 and 12).

North Cross Roundabout Underpass to Cobourg Street

  • At the bottom of the slope head through the underpass and head towards Cobourg Street a distance of approximately 160m.
  • At the bottom of the slope turn right and head through the underpass towards the centre of the roundabout (photograph 1)
  • The part of the underpass beneath the round has electric lighting which may reflect of the block paved pavement (photographs 2 and 3)
  • Upon exiting the tunnel take the first path to your left as you proceed along the pavement there is a very slight downwards gradient towards the left of the path (photographs 4, 5, 6 and 7).
  • Head through the tunnel beneath the road to exit the underpass (photographs 8 and 9)
  • There is a slight slope to exit the tunnel on the far side (photograph 10).
  • Turn right and head up the pavement which has a slight slope towards Cobourg Street. The path is divided into two with a cycle path on your right as you proceed (photographs 11, 12, 13 and 14).

Cobourg Street to the Roland Levinsky Building

  • The distance for Cobourg Street to the Roland Levinsky Building is approximately 220m
  • Turn left and head up the slight slope shown in photographs 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • At the top of the slope there is a small level area (photograph 6) followed by a slight slope heading downhill that leads you to James Street (photograph 7).
  • Turn right and head across James Street by using the zebra crossing which has tactile drop kerbs on either side (photographs 8, 9 and 10).
  • Head along Glanville Street in front of you which has a slight downhill gradient (photographs 11 and 12).
  • Glanville Street is a pedestrianised road that still receives some vehicular traffic.
  • To the right of Glanville Street in front of the Scott Building is a small, marked pedestrian path 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17.
  • In front of the entrance to the Scott Building is tactile paving (photograph 13).
  • After passing the Scott Building continue onwards to reach the Reception Entrance to the Roland Levinsky Building (photographs 14 and 15).
  • Continue along the front of the building until you reach the Glanville Street East Entrance (photographs 16, 17, 18 and 19).

Approach (Glanville Street East Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Glanville Street East Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the north east of the building off Glanville Street.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor atrium.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a push pad automatic door that opens towards you to left of the double doors with a width of 130cm (photograph 3).

Glanville Street East Entrance to the Levinsky Gallery

  • Upon entering the building the Levinsky Gallery will be situated to the left of the Atrium.
  • There is a small carpeted area immediately upon entrance.
  • The main atrium area has a surface which is shiny and may appear wet.
  • The entrance to the Gallery is automatic and has a width of over 75cm.