The Aberconway Building can be accessed from Colum Road, turning onto Colum Drive (click here to view a map of Cathays). The Aberconway Building entrance is ahead on the left.
The Aberconway Building can be accessed from Colum Road, using the drop kerbs and zebra crossings.
The Aberconway Building can be accessed from the Colum Drive Site (Arts and Social Studies Library, John Percival Building and the Julian Hodge Building) using the pavements, drop kerbs and crossings.
Parking spaces are for permit holders only. To reserve a parking space and arrange entry through the barrier, please contact Security on 029 2087 9092 / 029 2087 4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are 2 accessible parking bays at the side of the Aberconway Building, next to the side entrance (right photograph above). There is no barrier to access these spaces.
There are 7 accessible parking bays in the car park behind the Aberconway Building. Access to this car park is through a barrier, operated with a validated University card.
The main entrance to the Aberconway Building is on Colum Drive and is accessible.
There is a shallow ramp (gradient of 1/16.3) leading to the entrance, with handrails either side.
There are also 4 steps leading to the entrance with handrails either side and in the middle.
The main entrance is an automated sliding door.
There is an additional automatic sliding door leading to the reception area.
The side entrance to the Aberconway Building is very close to the 2 side accessible parking bays.
There is a very short ramp (gradient of 1/16) leading to the entrance doors which are automatic sliding doors.
There is a reception desk (photograph above) at this entrance.
The reception desk surface is 980mm above the floor.
The reception is fitted with an induction loop. Please use the 'T' switch on your hearing device to utilise the loop.
Aberconway Library Entrance
The Aberconway Library Entrance is at the side of the building.
There is a shallow ramp (gradient of 1/28) leading to the entrance door, which is an automatic sliding door.
There is a handrail along one side of the ramp.
There is one step with a handrail on one side close to the door.
The main reception is to the right of the main entrance doors.
There is a low counter.
The foyer has a resting / waiting area to the left of the entrance.
There is a unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor close to the main entrance (room number P18).
There is a unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor, close to the coffee shop (room number A09).
The accessible toilets are highlighted on the floor plan available at the top right of this page.
There are standard toilets located on each floor.
There are 2 lifts in the Aberconway Building, which are located side by side.
The lifts are located through the door opposite the main entrance.
The lift call buttons are positioned 900mm above the floor on each floor, between the 2 lifts.
The car lift is 1100mm x 2200mm.
There are handrails on each wall of the lift.
The lift car buttons are positioned 860mm - 1100mm above the floor.
The floor buttons have tactile markings.
There are audio and visual floor level indicators.
There is a range of seating and tables in the Aberconway coffee shop seating area.
There are resting areas available on every floor.
The emergency exit route is clearly labelled (the green running man). Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the exits and exit routes.
If you think you might require assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation, you must arrange a Personalised Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) as soon as possible. Students must contact their School Disability Contact to arrange a PEEP. Staff will need to contact their School / Division Disability Contact or manager to arrange a PEEP. Please remember that it is your responsibility to inform the relevant person that you require a PEEP to be set up.
In an emergency evacuation the lifts must not be used. For anyone unable to safely evacuate using the stairs, there are safe refuge points located in every stair well on each upper floor (see photograph below). Refuge points are sign posted. When at the refuge point, you must use the phones, which go directly to Security when picked up. You must inform Security of your location and that you require assistance. Security will communicate information to you in relation to what is happening and reassure you. You must remain in the refuge area until advised otherwise or someone comes to your assistance. Refuge points are located such as to provide a safe area for at least 30 minutes in the event of a real fire.
Cardiff Business School is based in the Aberconway Building and occupies all 5 floors.
The Aberconway Library is located on the ground floor.
Pool rooms are centrally booked teaching rooms. Click on the links below for accessibility information.