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Route from P5 to Hafan Carpark (Green Route)

Aberystwyth University, P5 Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3UX

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Introduction

  • This is a route from Penbryn 5 to Hafan Campus car park.
  • This route is approximately 400m long, this should take approximately 5 minutes to complete on foot.
  • This route is along university access roads and passes the Parry Williams, Arts Centre and Students Union.
  • The main hazards on this route are busy pedestrian paths and uncontrolled crossings.

Penbryn 5 to Arts Centre

  • Exit Penbryn 5 (P5) to the right up the easy ramp.
  • This ramp has an even brick block paved surface and is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • At the top of the slope bear right along pavement.
  • There is an level uneven tarmac surface.
  • After approximately 10m cross the Blue Badge bay parking area.
  • There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on each side of the parking area.
  • There is a path marked in yellow lines, approximately 110cm wide along the inside of the Blue Badge bays.
  • This area is shown in photographs 4 and 5.
  • After approximately 5m turn left at the tactile paving to cross the university access road.
  • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides and is shown in photographs 6 and 7.
  • Turn right after the crossing.
  • The pavement is uneven, level and has a tarmac surface.
  • Approximately 60m along the pavement there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the right of the pavement.
  • Pass the tactile paving and continue along the side of the carpark as the pavement bears slightly left.
  • Turn right at the building in front of you to follow the pavement and cross the car park.
  • This crossing was partially obstructed by a vehicle at the time of the survey.
  • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides of the car park crossing.
  • This crossing is shown in photographs 12, 13, 14 and 15.
  • Turn left after crossing the car park.
  • The pavement is level and even with a concrete slab surface in this area.
  • After approximately 20m head down the steep slope, shown in photographs 17 and 18, into the Arts Centre.
  • Access through the Arts Centre can provide step free access to the Students Union and the Hugh Owens Library.

Arts Centre to Hafan Car Park

  • Exit the Arts Centre via the cinema exit.
  • This area is even and level and has a concrete slab pavement which becomes brick block paving.
  • Cross the Blue Badge bay parking area approximately 50m from the entrance.
  • This area is shown in photograph 4.
  • The pavement area around the end of the path is only partially pedestrianised and so slow moving vehicles may be in this area.
  • Approximately 60m from the Arts Centre and on the far side of the Blue Badge bay area, take the ramp off the parking area.
  • The visitors car park is located directly ahead and can be accessed via the path on the right.
  • There is 1 medium height step to access the ramp.
  • This ramp is steep with a hand rail on right as you go up for first section.
  • This ramp has an uneven concrete surface.
  • The entrance and beginning of the ramp is shown in photographs 5, 6 and 7.
  • Bear left to follow the sloped path.
  • The path is 90cm wide with a steep, uneven, concrete surface.
  • After approximately 40m turn right on to a loose stone path, as shown in photographs 10 and 11.
  • This area has a steep gradient and an uneven surface.
  • The loose stone path curls around to the right and leads into the Hafan car park access road.
  • Upon entering the road turn left to enter the Hafan car park.
  • This area has a tarmac surface and has frequent traffic during peak times.
  • There are no designated Blue Badge bays or specific pedestrian routes within the car park.