- The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
- Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions, however all buildings are still open during core hours i.e. 9 - 5. The only building that may be closed is the leisure centre due to government restrictions.
- There have been no changes to parking as a result of Covid-19.
- There are no external queuing systems.
- All main entrances are used for access and exit.
- When entering any building you must be wearing a face mask.
- There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
- There are hand sanitising stations at the entrance of every building and throughout.
- There may be restrictions on the numbers of people allowed into service areas at any one time. There may be building attendants at the entrance to each building.
- There are one way systems in a number of buildings, these are clearly marked.
- Markings have been added to floors to assist with social distancing and signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to keep 2 metres apart.
- All counters and main reception desks have a protective screen.
- Toilets are available.
- Some shower cubicles have been closed to assist with social distancing.
- The communal changing area is closed. The changing area is restricted to 5 people.
- 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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.