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Route Plan 7 - Arena & Riverside to St Johns 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 St John's 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 - Henwick Road

  • Continue north on Hylton Road.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • The condition of the pathway varies along the route.
  • There are areas of uneven and very uneven tarmac.
  • There are multiple dropped kerbs located along the pathway these are formed for a pedestrian crossing and the domestic housing located along Hylton Road.
  • The pathway is initially on an easy gradient before becoming moderate and then steep as you progress.
  • As you continue you will pass the university Severn Gate which is located to your left.
  • After passing the Severn Gate the road becomes Henwick Road.
  • The pedestrian crossing is located a short distance ahead.

Henwick Road Crossing

  • The surface of the approach to the crossing is very uneven in places.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After crossing turn left and continue south on Henwick Road.

Henwick Road - Severn Gate

  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is very uneven in places.
  • As the path turns to the right there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving that slopes down towards Henwick Road.
  • Continue ahead before turning right onto the university access path that runs in front of Abillity House.

University Access Path

  • Continue following the university access path.
  • Ability House is located to the right as you progress.
  • The surface of the path is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on an easy downward slope before sloping upwards towards the small pedestrian crossing over the access road for Ability House.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on either side with no tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing continue ahead.
  • As the pathway joins with the university access road the pathway is on an easy downward slope to the Car Park M crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides with tactile paving.
  • After the crossing continue ahead.
  • The pathway leads up and to the right and is on a moderate slope.
  • The university access road crossing (Halls of Residence) is then located on your left.

University Access Road Crossing (Halls of Residence)

  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing continue straight ahead.

Continue on University Access Path

  • The surface of the pathway is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • There is a dropped kerb on the pathway for vehicle access into the all weather pitch located on the right.
  • The pathway is on an easy slope leading up to the university access road crossing (Hines Building).
  • The crossing is located to the left.

University Access Road Crossing - Hines Building

  • The crossing has no kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac with small metal strips on either side.
  • On the far side of the crossing there are bollards.
  • After crossing the surface becomes flagstones.

Continue on University Access Path

  • Follow the pathway around the right hand side of the Hines Building.
  • The surface of the pathway is flagstones.
  • They are uneven in places.
  • The Edward Elgar Building is located on the left.
  • As you approach the Edward Elgar Building, located on the left, there is an area of block paving outside the rear entrance that slopes up and down before the surface becomes flagstones again.
  • As you pass the Edward Elgar building there is a ramp.
  • The surface of the ramp is tactile paving and is on a moderate gradient leading downwards.
  • At the bottom of the ramp turn left and continue straight ahead.
  • The surface of the pathway is now block paving.
  • The path is on a moderate slope leading up.
  • The Peirson Centre entrance is located on the right.
  • The pathway levels off as you approach the Edward Elgar main entrance.
  • The Edward Elgar Main Entrance is located on the left.

Outside Access (Edward Elgar Building Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Reception (Edward Elgar Building)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.