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Route 3: Piazza to Oak House (via Rik Medlik, Senate House)

Senate House, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

Piazza to Rik Medlik (MS)

  • From the piazza bus stops proceed diagonally left across the piazza towards the pathway between the Rik Medlik (Block MS) and Austin Pearce (Block AP) buildings.
  • This path has a block paved surface which is uneven in places.
  • At the end of path, follow the easy ramp between the buildings to the road/car park at the rear of the Rik Medlik (Block MS) building.

Rik Medlik (MS) to Service Road

  • Keep right at the rear of the Rik Medlik (Block MS) building.
  • Cross the service road using the dropped kerbs with tactile paving.
  • Continue along the pavement for 15m until the next service road.

Service Road to Senate House Car Park

  • Cross the service road using the dropped kerbs with tactile paving (photograph 1)
  • Once across the service road, turn left.
  • Follow the red coloured rough path to the right of the cycle lane for 20m (photographs 2 and 3).
  • The Senate House Car Park is on the right (photographs 4 and 5).

Senate House Car Park to Senate House (SE)

  • Once at the car park, cross over and access the tarmac path (photograph 1).
  • The path has a dropped kerb but no tactile paving.
  • Follow the path around to the right, to the end (photographs 2 and 3).
  • Proceed across white cross-hatching (photograph 4).
  • Proceed across a zebra crossing which has tactile paving on the far side (photographs 5 and 6).
  • Once across, turn left and then immediately right to arrive at the front of Senate House (Block SE) (photographs 7 and 8).
  • For access information refer to the Senate House (Block SE) Access Guide.

Senate House (SE) to Student Services Centre SSC

  • Enter Senate House (Block SE), proceed to the lift on the far left.
  • Go to the second floor, exit the lift and turn right (photograph 1).
  • Exit the rear of the building through the push pad activated single door.
  • Once out of the building, proceed ahead for 7m on the paving slabbed path and turn left (photographs 3 and 4).
  • Follow the path and take the next left to arrive at the bottom of Oak House, outside the Student Services Centre.

Student Services Centre SSC to Oak House via Steps

  • Follow the level, paving slabbed path along the front of the SSC.
  • On reaching the Robert Boyle (Block AZ) building entrance, turn right and follow the path to the end (photographs 1 to 3).
  • Turn left and proceed for 32m towards Starbucks on the right (photograph 4).
  • Ascend the 8 clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides (photograph 5).
  • At the top of the stairs turn right, and right again.
  • Proceed under the canopy along the front of Oak House (photograph 6).
  • The paving slabbed path with a slight gradient change continues along to the entrance.
  • Refer to the Oak House Access Guide for more details.

Student Services Centre SSC to Student Union Platform Lift

  • Follow the level, paving slabbed path along the front of the SSC.
  • On reaching the Robert Boyle (Block AZ) building entrance, turn right and follow the path to the end (photographs 1 to 3).
  • Turn left and proceed for 40m past Starbucks on the right, until just before The Basement restaurant (photographs 4 to 6).
  • On the right is the platform lift to overcome the steps that otherwise lead to all Oak House levels (photographs 7 and 8)
  • Refer to the Student Union Access Guide for more details.

Student Union platform lift to Oak House

  • The platform lift was not in operation at the time of survey.
  • The route from the platform lift was obstructed at the time of survey.