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- The following information describes the route from the Main Quad to Euston Square via Gower Street.
- The approximate distance of this route is 160 metres.
- The route takes approximately 3 minutes.
- The majority of paths along the route consist of tarmac or block paving with some slight gradients in places.
- The potential hazards on this route include; busy roads, crossing points (Gower Place) and congested pathways.
- Euston Square only provides step free access to the westbound Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines platform.
- The Main Quad is located off Gower Street.
- At the entrance/exit of the Main Quad there are two 85cm wide gates for pedestrians (photographs 6 and 7).
- These gates are located on either side of the 330cm wide main gate used by both vehicles and pedestrians (photograph 5).
- There are also bollards located immediately beyond/before the gates as you enter/exit the Main Quad (photograph 5).
- These bollards have gaps between 90cm-120cm wide.
- The Chadwick, Pearson, North Wing and Wilkins Buildings can be accessed via the Main Quad.
- Only the Chadwick, Pearson and Wilkins Building are accessible via external ramps.
- Please see the relevant access guides for further information regarding access to these buildings.
- The majority of the Main Quad has a tarmac surface.
- The tarmac is loose in places.
- There are easy gradients throughout the Main Quad including on the pedestrian pathways.
- The pathways (photograph 8) consist mostly of block paving and are narrow and uneven in places.
- There is ample seating available in the form of wooden benches (photograph 9).
- These are located along the entirety of the pathways.
- There are 2 Blue Badge bays available within the quad (photographs 10 and 11).
- These are located on either side of the main building.
- There is an information point located at the front lodge, on the left hand side of the Main Quad entrance/exit gates (photograph 12).
- Please see the relevant access guide for further information regarding the front lodge information point.
Main Quad to Gower Place Crossing
- Upon exiting the Quad, turn right and head towards the road crossing approximately 110 metres along Gower Street.
- The path along this section of the route consists mostly of tarmac with small sections of block paving when exiting the quad.
- There is also block paving on the approach to the Gower Place crossing.
- The path is mostly level with easy gradients in places.
- The path is uneven in places due to slightly lowered drain covers.
- The path narrows in places due to obstructions such as lampposts, transformer boxes and lamp posts.
- Approximately 40 metres along Gower Street there is a section of tactile paving across the path (photograph 4).
- Immediately prior to the Gower Place crossing, there is a road sign with 2 metal support poles located in the centre of the path (photographs 7 and 8).
- The gap between the poles is 90cm wide.
Gower Place Crossing
- The crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides of the road.
- There are easy gradients between the path and the road on both sides of the crossing.
- The road surface consists of brick paving and is mostly even.
- Caution is advised when crossing because of traffic.
- There are no visual signals at this crossing.
- The traffic flow is from the right hand side.
Gower Place Crossing to Euston Square Station
- Immediately beyond the crossing is Euston Square Station.
- The path leading from the crossing to the entrance is approximately 25 metres in length.
- The path consists of paving slabs.
- The path has an easy gradient along its entirety and is mostly even.