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Route from Ashby Tower to the David Kier Building

Queen's University Belfast, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5AG

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The route covers a distance of 150m.
    • Along the route there are easy slopes and drop kerbs.
    • The surfaces along the route are block paving and tarmac.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the right of the Stranmillis Road entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.

Ashby Tower to David Keir Building

  • Upon exiting Ashby Tower turn left and head down Stranmillis Road.
  • There is a slight gradient leading downhill as well as a slight gradient leading down to Stranmillis Road.
  • The surface of the pavement is tarmac and features manhole covers.

David Keir Building Drop off Area

  • There is a drop kerb leading to the entrance road to the drop off point.
  • As can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The entrance road has a width of approximately 5m until you reach a drop kerb to additional pavement. As can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • There is then a section of tarmac pavement for approximately 20m which can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.
  • Along this section of the pavement there is a tree restricting the width of the pavement to 120cm As can be seen in photograph 5.
  • After 20m of pavement there is a drop kerb down to the exit to the drop off point this road is approximately 5m leading to the drop kerb onto more pavement. Which can be seen in photographs 6, 7 and 8.

David Keir Building Drop off Area to David Keir Building Main Entrance

  • Keep going down Stranmillis Road for approximately 25m.
  • There is a slight gradient leading down towards the entrance.
  • There is a slight gradient leading towards the road. As Shown in photograph 1.
  • After 25m turn left and head into the David Keir Building. The view when you turn left can be seen in photograph 2.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Stranmillis Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance enters the building on the first floor.