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Route from the North Campus to the Students' Union

Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ

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Introduction

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    • This route is from the main entrance to the North Campus, outside the Kroto Research Institute, to the Students' Union - University House, via Broad Lane and Western Bank.
    • The route is approximately half a mile (800 metres) long.

Leaving North Campus

  • Exit the gate from the North Campus and follow the path down the steep slope. This has a brick block surface.
  • Move off the path and onto the road, via a shallow kerb.
  • The road has a brick block paving surface and is uneven. It has a steep slope down.
  • The surface of the road then changes to a tarmac surface.

Broad Lane Car Park

  • Just after the road becomes tarmac, turn right into the Broad Lane car park.
  • The car park has a tarmac surface and a steep slope up.
  • The car park has a pothole at the top end, but otherwise is even.

Crossing Wheeldon Street

  • At the far end of the car park, cross Wheeldon Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs both sides, but only tactile paving on the far side.
  • Care should be taken at this point, as the near side dropped kerb area is also the vehicle entrance to the Broad Lane car park.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a slight slope to the left as you cross.
  • This road is blocked off, so is only used by vehicles accessing the car park.

Broad Lane

  • Past the crossing continue along Broad Lane, which has a tarmac path with a steep slope up to an area of tactile paving at a crossing for Broad Lane.
  • Continue past the crossing, where the gradient starts to shallow, and proceed to Siddall Street.
  • There is a road sign towards the top of the hill which reduces the width of the footpath to 125cm.

Crossing Siddall Street

  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the road and on the traffic island in the middle.
  • The traffic island has bollards at all 3 corners.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a slight slope up.

Continuing Along Broad Lane

  • The path here has a tarmac surface and a slight slope up.
  • There is tactile paving as the path passes a bus stop and a crossing just before it passes the end of Beet Street.
  • As the path crosses the end of Beet Street it becomes brick block paving, and then tarmac again, with a slight slope up to where the road becomes Brook Hill.

Brook Hill

  • The path continues to have a tarmac, slightly uneven, surface. It has a slight slope down just before crossing St George's Close.
  • This crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a tactile surface with a slight slope down and to the right as you cross.
  • Past the crossing, the tarmac path continues with a slight slope up to the crossing for Brook Hill.

Crossing Brook Hill East Bound

  • Just before you reach the University Square roundabout, cross Brook Hill using the pelican crossing.
  • The crossing has buttons 111 cm high, and dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a tarmac surface and a slight slope up.
  • After crossing to the traffic island, turn right to access the west bound crossing.

Crossing Brook Hill West Bound

  • This is also a pelican crossing, with a button 117 cm high.
  • It has dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a slight slope down.

University Square Roundabout South East

  • After crossing, turn right and follow the path around Jessop West, next to the roundabout.
  • The path has a concrete paving tile surface with a slight slope up. The gradient levels out past the corner of Jessop West.
  • Continue straight on here to the crossing.

Crossing Upper Hanover Street South Bound

  • This is a pelican crossing with a button 99 cm high, and dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The crossing point is level and has a light brown tarmac surface.
  • After crossing continue straight ahead to the north bound crossing.

Crossing Upper Hanover Street North Bound

  • This is also a pelican crossing, with a button 98 cm high, and dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The crossing is level with a light brown tarmac surface.

University Square Roundabout South West

  • After crossing Upper Hanover Street, turn right and follow the path around the back of Information Commons.
  • The path has a tarmac surface, with a slight slope upwards.
  • The path becomes block paved just before it reaches Favell Road.

Crossing Favell Road

  • This crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a block paved surface with a slight slope upwards as you cross.

Brook Hill / Western Bank

  • Past Favell Road, follow the path straight ahead.
  • The path is block paved but becomes tarmac after 8m.
  • The path is uneven in places, with a slight to steep slope.
  • The path crosses tactile paving for a crossing for Brook Hill, and then crosses the vehicle entrance to the Brook Hill Hall car park.
  • Continue past the car park, the path becomes steeper and uneven.
  • The path becomes stone paving 36m beyond the car park, and the gradient shallows slightly.
  • Continue along the path past another pedestrian crossing.
  • There is tactile paving at the pedestrian crossing.
  • Beyond the crossing bear slightly left and proceed onto the lower level of Western Bank, to the rear of the bus stop.

Western Bank South Side

  • The path continues with a slight slope down.
  • There are bollards along the path after 4m.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 114cm.
  • Past the bollards, the surface becomes block paving, and leads down to the area in front of the Students' Union.

Front of the Students' Union Area

  • The plaza area in front of the Students' Union - University House has a stone block paving surface with level access to the main entrance to the Students' Union.