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Route From the St Georges Campus to the Students' Union

Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD

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Introduction

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    • This route is from the front of the 9 Mappin Street Building to the Students' Union - University House, via Leavygreave Road and the University of Sheffield tram stop.
    • The route is approximately half a mile (800 metres) long.

Outside the 9 Mappin Street Building Main Entrance

  • On leaving the building, turn left along Mappin Street
  • There is tactile paving in front of the building steps here and bollards towards the road.
  • Continue along till the end of the building to the Portobello junction.

Mappin Street Portobello Junction

  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the pavement at the entrance to Portobello Street.
  • Portobello Street is pedestrianised here with widely spaced bollards across the pavement and street.

Portobello

  • Turn right at Portobello. The road at this point is pedestrianised, with a brick block paving surface. There are pavements either side with a block paving with a block paving surface. There are no kerbs.
  • The road and pavements have a moderate to steep slope up.
  • There are several crossing areas with tactile paving on both sides.

Crossing Regent Street

  • There is tactile paving both sides of the road.
  • The road is raised with a brick block surface, uneven in places, with an easy slope up.

Leavygreave Road

  • The path has a block paving surface to Regent Terrace, then tarmac, with a moderate slope up.
  • The path crosses Regent Terrace and Victoria Street.
  • The Regent Terrace crossing has dropped kerbs and tactile paving both sides. The road is raised block paving with a moderate slope up.
  • The Victoria Street crossing has a dropped kerbs and tactile paving both sides. The road has a raised block paving surface, with a moderate slope to the left as you cross.

Continuing Along Leavygreave Road Past Victoria Street

  • Past Victoria Street the path has an uneven tarmac surface, and has a moderate slope down.
  • Cross Gell Street. There are dropped kerbs without tactile paving both sides of the road.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope to the left as you cross.
  • The path continues with an uneven tarmac surface and easy slope down.

Corner of Leavygreave Road and Upper Hanover Street

  • There is a moderate slope up to a block paving path.
  • Turn left and follow the path, which has a moderate slope, down to the crossing.

Crossing Upper Hanover Street Southbound and Tram Stop

  • There is a pelican crossing to cross Upper Hanover Street, which has buttons 101 cm high, and dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a moderate slope up and to the left.
  • After crossing, turn left across a short stretch of block paving to the tram lines crossing, which also has tactile paving both sides.
  • The tram lines area has a concrete surface, uneven due to the tram lines, and an easy slope to the left as you cross.
  • After crossing the tram lines, turn right to the northbound crossing.

Cross Upper Hanover Street Northbound

  • From the tram stop, there is a pelican crossing to cross the northbound side of Upper Hanover Street.
  • The crossing has buttons 100 cm high, and dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides.
  • The road has a light brown tarmac surface with a slight slope to the left as you cross.

West Side of Upper Hanover Street

  • After crossing Upper Hanover Street, turn right and head towards Information Commons.
  • The path here has a concrete tile surface with a slight slope up.

Leavygreave Road

  • After 16m turn left up Leavygreave Road.
  • This path has a block paved surface with a slight slope.
  • The path crosses the entrance to the CISC car park, which does not have a kerb.
  • There are bollards along the path just before the CISC car park entrance.
  • The minimum width at the bollards is 144cm.

Crossing Leavygreave Road and Favell Road

  • Just beyond the entrance to the CISC car park there is a crossing point.
  • There is level access across Leavygreave Road.
  • After crossing Leavygreave Road turn left and proceed across Favell Road.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of Favell Road.
  • The road has a tarmac surface with a slight slope up and to the right as you cross.

Leavygreave Road Far Side

  • After crossing, continue up Leavygreave Road.
  • The path has an uneven tarmac surface, with a slight to steep slope.
  • Cross a service road, with dropped kerbs without tactile paving.
  • Past the service road, the path turns to join Hounsfield Road. The path here has a mix of a stone paving and tarmac surface.
  • There are bollards towards the top of the slope, at the end of the road section.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 158cm.
  • Beyond the bollards the path has a tarmac surface and becomes steep.
  • There is a block paved cycle route along this section of the route.
  • There is a designated crossing point across the cycle route with tactile paving on both sides.
  • After crossing the cycle route the path becomes stone paved.
  • Continue up the steep slope to the top of the hill. There a central handrail on this section of the slope.

Western Bank

  • Turn right and follow the path alongside Western Bank.
  • The path has a stone paving surface and proceeds past the back of the bus stop, on the lower level of Western Bank.
  • 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.