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Route Plan 8 - St Johns Campus to Arena and Riverside

St John's Campus, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

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Introduction

  • This guide details the route between St Johns Campus and the Arena and Riverside Buildings.

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.

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.

University Access Path

  • Turn right outside the Edward Elgar Building and follow the pathway.
  • The surface of the pathway is block paving.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The Peirson Centre entrance is located on the left.
  • The path is on a moderate slope leading down towards the conference centre entrance.
  • Turn right at the bottom of the slope towards the ramp at the corner of the Edward Elgar Building and continue ahead.
  • The surface of the ramp is tactile paving and is on a moderate gradient leading upwards.
  • At the top of the ramp the surface is block paving.
  • As you approach the Edward Elgar Building rear entrance located on the right there is an area of block paving outside the entrance that slopes up and down before the surface becomes flagstones again.
  • The surface is uneven in places.
  • Continue ahead following the pathway around the left hand side of the Hines Building.
  • The crossing is then located opposite the Hines Building main entrance.

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 near side of the crossing there are bollards.
  • After crossing, the surface becomes flagstones.

University Access Path

  • After the crossing, turn right.
  • 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 left.
  • The pathway is on an easy slope leading down to the University Access Road Crossing (Halls of Residence).
  • The crossing is located ahead.

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 follow the pathway down and around to the right.
  • The pathway straight ahead leads to Car Park M.

University Access Path

  • After the crossing continue ahead.
  • The pathway leads down and to the right and is on a moderate slope.
  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • The pathway is on an upward slope towards the crossing over the entrance to Car Park M.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs on both sides with tactile paving.
  • The surface of the crossing is tarmac.
  • After the crossing the pathway is on an easy upward slope.
  • At the top of the slope keep left on the pathway leading down towards a 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.
  • The pathway is on an easy downward slope before sloping upwards towards Ability House.
  • The surface of the path is smooth tarmac.
  • It is uneven in places.
  • At the end of the path turn left from Severn Gate on to Henwick Road.

Severn Gate - Henwick Road

  • The surface of the pathway is tarmac.
  • It is very unveven in places.
  • As the path turns to the left there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving that slopes down towards Henwick Road.
  • Continue ahead to the pedestrian crossing over Henwick Road.

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 right and continue south on Henwick Road.

Henwick Road - Hylton Road

  • As you continue you will pass the university Severn Gate which is located to your right.
  • After passing the Severn Gate the road becomes Hylton Road.
  • Continue south 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 and very uneven tarmac.
  • There are multiple dropped kerbs located along the pathway for pedestrians 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 down the slope.
  • As the pathway levels off continue ahead past the Sabrina Bridge to the pedestrian crossing located on the right.
  • Using the Sabrina Bridge located on the left of the pathway gives access to the City Campus and The Hive.

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.

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.

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.

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.