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Route From Maxwell Building To Allerton Building

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

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Introduction

  • This route is from the Maxwell Building to the Allerton Building, along The Crescent.
  • This route is approximately 800m and should take around 10 minutes to walk.
  • The main hazards on this route are uncontrolled road crossings and busy roads.

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.

Path past the Peel Building

  • Past the bus stop, there is an easy slope as the path goes back to tarmac, which is slightly uneven.
  • There is an area of tactile paving as the path passed a crossing.
  • Past the crossing, the path is tarmac again, with an easy then moderate slope up as it passes the Peel Building.

Crossing the Peel Building Service Road

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides with a slight lip up on the far side.
  • The road has a tarmac surface which is uneven with a moderate slope leading down to the right as you cross.

Continuing along The Crescent

  • Past the crossing, the path has a tarmac surface, uneven in places with a moderate to steep slope up.

Crossing University Road Exit

  • There is a dropped kerb, without tactile paving and a slight lip down, on the near side of the crossing.
  • The road has an uneven tarmac surface, with a moderate slope up.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the far side.

University Road Central Reservation

  • The central reservation has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up, uneven in places.

Crossing University Road Entrance

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road has an uneven tarmac surface.

Area in front of Salford Crescent Station

  • After crossing University Road, turn left and pass the front of Salford Crescent Station.
  • This area has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up.

Path past the Station and over the Railway Line

  • This path has a tarmac surface, with a path up then down.
  • There is also a bus stop on the bridge and the path past this has a brick block paving surface.
  • Towards the end of the bridge is a line of tactile paving for a road crossing to the left.

Path down to the Albion Way Crossing

  • Over the railway bridge, take the path to the right, which leads down to the crossing for Albion Way.
  • This path has a tarmac surface, which is uneven and has a moderate to steep slope down.

Crossing Albion Way

  • There is a traffic light controlled crossing here, with the button 102cm high.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a tarmac surface, with a moderate slope to the right as you cross.

Path around the Frederick Road Campus

  • After the crossing, turn left and follow the tarmac path round.

Statham Street

  • When you get to Statham Street (which leads into the Frederick Road Campus), turn right and follow the path into the campus.
  • This path has an uneven tarmac surface and there is a dropped kerb where it passes a crossing.
  • Due to a sign on the path, it is 103cm wide at it's narrowest.

Pedestrian Entrance into the Frederick Road Campus

  • At the end of Statham Street there is a gate, 144cm wide, to access the campus.
  • A 141cm wide tarmac path leads to bollards.
  • Beyond the bollards, the area has block paving surface with an easy slope to the left.
  • To access the Mary Seacole Building turn right in this area.
  • Otherwise, continue straight ahead.

Crossing the Frederick Road Campus Road

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road has a zebra crossing marked on it, with a tarmac surface and an easy slope up.
  • On the far side of the crossing, turn left to access the Brian Blatchford Building.
  • Otherwise, continue straight ahead.

Path up to the Allerton Building

  • The path up to the Allerton Building has a block paving surface and a moderate slope up.

Allerton Building Front Courtyard

  • At the top of the slope you enter the courtyard, with a block paving surface and easy slopes throughout, including in front of the main entrance.

Outside Access (Allerton Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far side of the courtyard.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).