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Route from Campus Reception to Sports Centre

Aberystwyth University, Campus Reception, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3FL

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Introduction

  • This route is from the Campus Reception to the University Sports Centre.
  • This route is via university access roads and passes the Llandinam, Physical Science and Edward Llwyd Buildings.
  • This route is approximately 500m long and takes approximately 6 minutes to complete on foot.
  • The main hazards on this route are uncontrolled road crossings and steep gradients.

Campus Reception to Llandinam Building

  • Exit the Campus Reception to the left.
  • After approximately 20m cross the main campus entrance road.
  • This crossing is a split level zebra crossing with a central island.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the crossing and on the level central island.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 2, 3 and 4.
  • After crossing turn left.
  • This area of pavement has an even, tarmac surface with a slight gradient.
  • Follow the path around to the right.
  • The path drops down to a steep gradient around the corner.
  • After approximately 25m turn left to cross the access road.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 9, 10 and 11.
  • After the crossing turn right and follow the path round to the left.
  • This path is even with a tarmac surface and varies between level and slight gradients.
  • After approximately 80m there is tactile paving on the right of the pavement which marks the stepped entrance to the Llandinam and Physical Science Building.
  • This crossing is shown in photograph 14.

Llandinam to Edward Llwyd

  • Continue past the crossing.
  • The path has a level, even tarmac surface.
  • After approximately 60m follow the path around to the right.
  • At the time of the survey construction work forces pedestrians on to road via 1 medium step, shown in photograph 5.
  • Walk down the temporary pedestrian access on the road.
  • This is an even tarmac surface with a steep gradient and is 58cm wide at its narrowest point.
  • When construction has been completed follow the path along the road for approximately 100m, this is an even tarmac path with a steep gradient.
  • At the end of the path there is a crossing on the right.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 12 and 13.
  • After crossing turn left to follow the pavement.

Edward Llwyd to Sports Centre

  • After turning left head straight along the front of the Edward Llwyd Building.
  • Cross at the end of the pavement over the car park access road.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 4 and 5.
  • Continue straight along the road.
  • The pavement bends to the right and then back to the left to cross in front of the Sports Centre.
  • This pavement is even and level with a tarmac surface.
  • There is a fire escape staircase off the front of the Sports Centre which narrows the pavement on the right to 170cm, shown in photograph 9.
  • The Sports Centre main entrance is on the right at the front and centre of the building.
  • This area is shown in photographs 11 and 12.