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Route Plan 6 - Arena & Riverside to City Campus

Riverside Centre, 113 Hylton Road, Worcester, WR2 5JN

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Introduction

  • This guide details the route between the Arena and Riverside buildings and the City Campus.

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.

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.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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 at the side of the entrance.
  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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 bottom of the ramp turn left on to Chequers Lane.

Chequers Lane Crossing

  • Continue straight before turning right toward the crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac which becomes block paving as you approcach the far side.
  • In front of you after crossing is the entrance to the Riverside Building.

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.

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.

Riverside Entrance - Hylton Road Crossing

  • Turn left as you exit the Riverside Building, onto the pathway.
  • Continue on the path following it around to the left.
  • The surface of the path is block paving becoming tarmac as you turn to the left.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The corner has a dropped kerb with tactile paving that slopes down towards the road.
  • Continue ahead, the pedestrian crossing 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 head north on Hylton Road.

Hylton Road

  • The surface of the pathway is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on an easy slope leading upwards towards Sabrina Bridge.
  • Sabrina Bridge is located on the right hand side of the pathway.

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.
  • A bollard is on the centre of the pathway as you exit the bridge.
  • The surface now changes to smooth tarmac.
  • On exiting the bridge, continue ahead on Grand Stand Road before turning left for the Grand Stand Road crossing.

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 the Croft Road Crossings.

Grand Stand Road - Croft Road Crossings

  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There are bollards at the start and towards the Croft Road crossing on the pathway.
  • Follow the pathway around the edge of Worcester Race Course.
  • There is a moderate slope leading down to the Croft Road Crossing.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on each side with tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing turn left and continue ahead before following the pathway around to the right.
  • A second crossing is located over the service road.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides with tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • Turn right after the crossing and continue ahead the City Campus Rear Entrance is then located on the left.
  • The surface of the pathway is concrete.
  • The pathway is narrow.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.

Outside Access (City Campus Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Croft Road.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from 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 key card located to the right.
    • It is 104cm high.
    • Continue ahead after the gate to the City Campus Access Ramp.
    • 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.

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.

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.

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.