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Route Plan - Albion Road Car Park to the Civic Offices

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Introduction

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    • This guide describes a step-free walking route between the Albion Road car park and the Civic Offices.
    • The route is approximately 200m long.
    • It may take approximately 5 minutes to walk.
    • If you have difficulty getting around it could take 10 minutes.
    • There are two main roads to cross.
    • Both have pedestrian crossings.

Albion Car Park Pedestrian Exit

  • The exit is located at the centre front of the building.
  • At the time of our visit (September 2019) the car park lift was not working and there was no information about when or if it would be repaired.
  • Without the lift, access from the public levels of the car park on level 3 upwards, including the Blue Badge bays, is by stairs only.

Leave the Car Park by the Albion Road Exit

  • On leaving the car park there is a steep slope down.
  • Some of the paving slabs are uneven.
  • After 5m the path meets the pavement.
  • Turn left onto Albion Road.

Continue Along Albion Road

  • The pavement is level in this area.
  • Look out for signposts in the pavement.
  • After 50m, there is tactile paving to mark the approach to the roundabout.
  • The cycle lane ends here and cycles ride onto the pavement.
  • 10m after this, there is tactile paving to mark a pedestrian crossing to the right.
  • Ignore this and continue as the pavement curves round to the left and into Gravel Hill.
  • The pavement has a slight uphill slope.

Follow the Pavement Round the Curve

  • The Marriot Hotel is on your left.
  • There is a long slight slope up on the pavement.
  • There is tactile paving to indicate a pedestrian crossing.
  • Do not cross here.
  • There is tactile paving after the crossing to indicate that cycles should re-join the cycle path in the road.
  • Continue up the slope.
  • You will see the Civic Offices ahead.

Continue Ahead Towards the Pedestrian Crossing

  • At the top of the slope, there is a broad paved area which is shared with cycles.
  • There is red tactile paving to indicate a pedestrian crossing to the right.
  • Ignore this and continue ahead to a second band of tactile paving.
  • This leads to the pedestrian crossing on The Broadway.
  • The crossing is in two sections, with an offset central refuge.
  • The second crossing is to the left.
  • There are flush kerbs marked by tactile paving in all locations.
  • Each section has its own push buttons for the crossing, with a rotating cone for visually impaired users.
  • The crossing has a visible but not an audible announcer.
  • On the far side of the road, turn to the right to pass the Prince Albert public house.

Continue Ahead Past the Prince Albert Public House

  • The pub has some external seating to your left.
  • There is a Legible London map sign to your right.
  • The Civic Offices can be seen ahead.
  • Follow the pavement round to the left into Woolwich Road.
  • Continue until the red tactile paving marking the pedestrian crossing to your right.

Cross Woolwich Road at the Pedestrian Crossing

  • The crossing is in two sections with a refuge in the middle.
  • There are flush kerbs with tactile paving at the crossing and at the refuge.
  • Each section is controlled by separate push buttons and lights.
  • There is visible but not an audible announcer at this crossing.
  • There are rotating cones for visually impaired users on the crossing controls.

For the Entrance Ramp, Turn Left After the Crossing

  • Continue along Woolwich Road with the Civic Centre on your right.
  • There is a band of tactile paving to mark the end of the area shared with cyclists.
  • Turn right here, round the end of the concrete wall.

Civic Office Entrance Ramp

  • The ramp has a long slight gradient.
  • It is approximately 15m long, with a landing halfway up.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a large level area at the top of the ramp.

Civic Offices

  • Turn left at the top of the ramp.
  • The double doors open automatically.
  • You have arrived at the Civic Offices.