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Route From Maxwell Building To Acton Square

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

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Introduction

  • This route is from the entrance to Maxwell Building to Acton Square, on the south side of The Crescent. 3 Acton Square and Joule House are accessed from Acton Square.

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.

Area Between the Maxwell Building Main Entrance and the Ramp and Steps

  • This area has a paving slabs surface and is slightly uneven.
  • To access the ramp, follow the path straight ahead then to the left from the automatic door.

Ramp down from the Maxwell Building Main Entrance

  • The ramp has a moderate gradient and a concrete surface.
  • It is 120cm wide and has handrails both sides.

Steps from the Maxwell Building Main Entrance

  • The steps are in front of the entrance.
  • There are 6, medium height, marked steps with handrails on both sides.
  • These steps can be bypassed by using the ramp.

Area in front of Maxwell Building

  • After the ramp or steps, head left towards The Crescent.
  • This area has a brick block paving surface, which is slightly uneven and has an easy upward slope.

Crossing the Service Road to the Maxwell Building Blue Badge Bays

  • Just before the crossing, there are bollards, 169cm apart.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving at the kerb edge at the road. The road has a zebra crossing marked on it, and a moderate slope up, then down.
  • On the far side there is a dropped kerb, although it still has a shallow step up. It does not have tactile paving.

Continuing To The Crescent

  • After the crossing, the path has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up then down.
  • This stretch of path ends at the dropped kerb with tactile paving at the crossing for the Peel Park Campus exit road.

Crossing the Peel Park Campus Exit Road

  • At the tactile paved dropped kerb, turn right to cross the campus exit road.
  • The road is level and has a tarmac surface.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the far side.

Path along The Crescent

  • After the crossing the path has a tarmac surface, slightly uneven with easy slopes.

Crossing the Peel Park Campus Entrance Road

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road.
  • The road is level with a tarmac surface.

Continuing along the North Side of The Crescent

  • After the crossing, the path continues along The Crescent.
  • The path has a slightly uneven tarmac surface, then tactile paving as it passes a crossing and then back to tarmac with an easy slope up.

Path Past Bus Stop

  • The path then passes behind a bus stop.
  • It has a brick block paving surface here, with an easy slope up.

Bus Stop to Crossing

  • Past the bus stop, there is a moderate slope as the path goes back to tarmac. It is slightly uneven with easy slopes in places.
  • At the crossing there is tactile paving by the kerb then across the path.

Crossing The Crescent Eastbound

  • There is a pelican crossing here, with buttons 103 and 104cm high. The crossing does not have an audio signal.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road is two lanes wide, has tarmac surface and a moderate slope up to the central reservation.

The Crescent Central Reservation

  • The central reservation has a brick block paving surface, with an easy slope leading down to the west bound crossing. There is tactile paving at both front and rear edges.

Crossing The Crescent Westbound

  • There is a pelican crossing here, with buttons 103 and 116cm high. The crossing does not have audio alarm.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road is two lanes wide, has a tarmac surface and a moderate slope down to the far side.

Acton Square

  • From the crossing, the tactile paving leads to the square, or you cross a short stretch of level tarmac paving.
  • Acton Square has a block paving surface, with some areas of brick block paving. It is uneven with moderate slopes throughout.
  • Joule House and 3 Acton Square are access off the square.
  • At the far end of the square, on the far side of Christchurch Avenue, is the car park which contains bays used by both buildings.