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Route Plan 4 - City Campus to Arena & Riverside

City Campus, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS

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Introduction

  • This guide details the route between the City Campus and Arena and Riverside Buildings.
  • The guide also includes the route to The Hive Building from the City Campus Rear Entrance.

Reception (City Campus)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift (City Campus Accessible Entrance)

  • The lift is located immediately after the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 140cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (City Campus Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the McClelland Centre.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

City Campus Accessible Entrance - City Campus Access Ramp

  • Continue ahead after exiting the accessible entrance.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on a moderate upward slope before leveling off in front of Chancellor's Hall.
  • The pathway then leads around the end of Mulberry House.
  • The beginning of the City Campus access ramp is located at the rear corner of Mulberry House.

City Campus Access Ramp

  • The surface of the ramp is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The gradient of the ramp varies between easy and steep.
  • At the base of the ramp to the rear of Mulberry House the pathway turns to the left.
  • Continue ahead before turning left following the pathway down the colour contrasting block paving.
  • A pair of bollards are located on the pathway as you turn left.
  • At the end of the ramp the surface becomes flagstones.
  • They are uneven in places.
  • Turn right at the end of the ramp and continue ahead to the City Campus rear entrance.

Outside Access (City Campus Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Croft Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The gate is operated on this side via a green push button located to the right.
    • It is 104cm high.
    • On exiting turn right where the dropped kerb for the crossing is then located on the left.
    • The surface of the pathway is concrete.
    • The pathway narrows towards the dropped kerb.
    • For the Hive Building, turn left on exiting and continue ahead.

City Campus Rear Entrance - The Hive

  • The surface of the pathway is concrete becoming smooth tarmac.
  • As the surface changes, the pathway is on a steep upward slope.
  • At the top of the slope turn left and continue ahead before turning right and up a second, moderate slope.
  • There are handrails on the right hand side.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving becoming flagstones at the base of the slope.
  • At the top of the slope turn left, continue ahead passing the steps to your left before turning left and up a third slope.
  • The Hive Building is now on the right.
  • Turn right at the top of the slope and the Hive entrance is located ahead and to the right.

Outside Access (The Hive)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Croft Road Crossings - Grand Stand Road

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing follow the pathway down and around to the right to the pedestrian crossing.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing continue ahead on the pathway around the edge of Worcester Race Course.
  • The pathway is on a upward moderate slope as you continue ahead.
  • There is a bollard located in the centre of the path.
  • The surface is now smooth tarmac.
  • As you approach Grand Stand Road bollards are located on the pathway.
  • The crossing is located to the left.

Grand Stand Road Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossings.
  • A bollard is located at the centre of the dropped kerb on the far side.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing turn right and continue ahead to Sabrina Bridge.
  • The surface of the patheway is smooth tarmac as you approach the bridge.

Sabrina Bridge

  • The surface of the first part of the bridge is block paving before becoming wooden slats.
  • As you exit the bridge the surface turns back to block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There are a series of moderate or steep slopes on the bridge.
  • On exiting the bridge continue straight ahead on Hylton Road.

Hylton Road

  • Turn left at the exit of the Sabrina Bridge and continue south on Hylton Road.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The crossing over Hylton Road is located on the right.

Hylton Road Crossing

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing, turn left and follow the path around to the right.

Hylton Road Crossing - Riverside Entrance

  • The surface of the path is tarmac becoming block paving as you turn to the right.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The corner has a dropped kerb with tactile paving that slopes down towards the road.
  • Continue ahead and the Riverside entrance is located on the right of the pathway.

Level Change (Riverside)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Riverside)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building in front of the Chequers Lane crossing.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Chequers Lane Crossing

  • Continue straight before turning left toward the crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is block paving which becomes tarmac as you approcach the far side.
  • Turn left after crossing and continue ahead before turning right towards the ramp leading to the arena entrance.
  • The surface is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.

Level Change (Arena)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the side of the entrance.
  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The surface of the ramp is block paving.
    • At the top of the ramp, turn right towards the arena entrance.

Outside Access (Arena)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Reception (Arena)

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.