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Route From Irwell Place Car Park To Maxwell Building

The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT

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Introduction

  • This route is from the Blue Badge parking bays in the Irwell Place car park to the Maxwell Building.

Irwell Place Car Park

  • There are 4 Blue Badge bays, 460cm x 570cm, next to the entrance to the car park on Irwell Place.
  • There are a further 2 bays in the centre of the car park.
  • The car park has a tarmac surface.
  • Access to the car park is restricted to holders of University Car Park permits or to official visitors.
  • In addition a Blue Badge is required to park in Blue Badge bays.
  • The standard parking bays require a permit or a parking ticket payable in advance at the ticket machine. Parking may also be paid for by mobile phone.

Pedestrian Exit from the Car Park

  • The exit is located next to the Blue Badge bays.
  • It has no doors and is 123cm wide at it's narrowest.
  • It has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope down to Irwell Place.
  • After the exit the path levels out.

Crossing the Faraday Building Car Park Entrance

  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile surfaces on both sides of this road. There is also a dip and raised inspection chamber cover on the far side.
  • The entrance road has an uneven concrete surface, with a moderate cross slope to the left as you cross.

Path Along Irwell Place

  • Past the crossing, the path has a tarmac surface, which is slightly uneven and has an easy then moderate slope leading up.
  • Care should be taken of some raised ironmongery just over half way up.

Crossing the Faraday Building Car Park Exit

  • The kerbs have been dropped slightly on both sides on the road, but there are still shallow steps to get off and then back onto the paths.
  • The exit road has a concrete surface, with a slope to the left as you cross.

Path Continuing Past the Faraday Building

  • The path has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope that then levels, with a dip where the path narrows. The path is 127cm at it's narrowest.
  • At the corner with The Crescent there is a stretch of tactile paving.

Crossing The Crescent Westbound

  • Just as you turn on to The Crescent there is a pelican crossing. Both buttons for the crossing here are 104cm high.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road is two lanes wide, has a tarmac surface and has a moderate slope up to the central reservation.
  • The pelican crossing does not have an audio signal.

The Crescent Central Reservation

  • The central reservation has a tarmac surface, which is slightly uneven.
  • There is tactile paving to both front and rear edges and the crossing is staggered.
  • West and Eastbound carriageways are crossed under separate light crossings.
  • The pelican crossings do not have an audio signal.

Crossing The Crescent Eastbound

  • There is a pelican crossing here, which has buttons 104cm high.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road is two lanes wide, has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope down to the north side of The Crescent.

North Side of The Crescent

  • After the crossing, turn left and follow the path, which has a slightly uneven tarmac surface.
  • At the end of this stretch of path, there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving to cross the Peel Park Campus exit road. Do not cross here. Turn right into the campus.

Turn into the Peel Park Campus

  • After crossing the exit road, turn left and follow the path.
  • This path has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up then down.

Crossing the Service Road to the Maxwell Building Blue Badge Bays

  • There is a dropped kerb without tactile paving and with a shallow lip down onto the road.
  • There is a zebra crossing marked on the road, which has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope up then down.
  • There is a dropped kerb on the far side of the crossing, with tactile paving between bollards 169cm apart.

In Front of Maxwell Building

  • After crossing the service road, head diagonally to the right to access the ramp to the entrance, or straight ahead to access the steps.
  • This area has a brick block paving surface, which is slightly uneven.

Ramp to the Maxwell Building

  • The ramp is to the right of the main entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp has a moderate gradient and a concrete surface.
  • It is 120cm wide and has handrails both sides.

From the Ramp to the Maxwell Building Entrance

  • At the top of the ramp, turn left and follow the path around the side of the building to the entrance.
  • This area has a paving slabs surface, which is slightly uneven.

Steps to the Entrance

  • The steps are in front of the entrance.
  • There are 6, medium high, marked steps with handrails both sides.
  • These steps can be bypassed by using the ramp.
  • The area at the top of the steps has a paving slabs surface, which is slightly uneven.

Outside Access (Maxwell Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • To the left of both sets of automatic doors there are double manual doors 138 cm wide which open towards you (shown in photograph 2).
    • Related link Maxwell Building.