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John Percival Building

John Percival Building
John Percival Building

Colum Drive
CF10 3EU

The John Percival Building can be accessed from Colum Road, turning onto Colum Drive. From Corbett Road, follow the path past the Arts and Social Studies Library, where there is a short and slightly steep slope, then a flat path leading to the main entrance.

From Colum Drive and the car park, follow the path between the Arts and Social Studies Library and the John Percival Building. This path has a very slight gradient. There is an accessible side entrance door (see entrances below) very close to the accessible parking bays.

There is a barrier to access the Colum Drive Site which is operated with a University ID card. There is an intercom at the barrier and a security lodge close by if assistance is required. The security lodge telephone number is +44 (0)29 2087 6711.

Once through the barrier, follow the road to the right and the John Percival building is ahead on the right.

There is level access (with a very slight incline) and automatic sliding doors at the main entrance of the John Percival Building.

The side accessible entrance is located next to an accessible parking bay. There is a small ramp leading up to the side entrance door. The side entrance door can only be opened with an approved university identification card. If you require access through this door, please contact your tutor or manager. The card reader is positioned at an accessible height for wheelchair users.

There is a unisex accessible toilet on the ground floor (0.16A), within the refectory. There are also unisex accessible toilets on the first floor (1.65), on the third floor (3.55), on the fourth floor (4.22) and on the fifth floor (5.27). There are male and female standard cubicle toilets on all floors.

There are three lifts in the John Percival Building. Two lifts are situated close to the Colum Drive exit door. Both lifts have mirrors on the back wall and floor levels are indicated by audio and visual means. These lifts service ground to the fourth floors.

The third lift is situated close to the refectory on the ground floor, opposite the Welsh for Adults Centre. This lift has mirrors on all sides, a handrail and services ground to the fifth floors. This lift might not be suitable for all types or wheelchairs as it is the smallest lift in the building.

There is a platform stair lift between the fourth and fifth floors for those who do not wish to use the third lift.

The John Percival Building has a coffee shop on the ground floor, a large seating area and vending machines. The coffee shop is located by the main entrance to the building.


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University car parks are monitored by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras and foot patrol officers.

Only authorised vehicles that have paid for parking can use the car parks.

Certain car parks offer Pay as you go (PAYG) parking via RingGo, details of these car parks can be found on our Visitor Parking page.

Blue Badge holders can park for free but will need to email their vehicle registration number to within 24 hours of their visit.

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Parking on campus is limited.

Bicycle parking

There are 20 bicycle parking spaces for this building.

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