Info date: April 2013.
To approach the one Blue Badge (disabled) parking space south of Tower Building, you need to come onto campus by a particular turning, a little road called Coates Road.
|Map||Blue Badge space south of Tower, on OpenStreetMap.|
|Map-like photo||Aerial photo shows Queen’s Medical Centre to the right of the dual carriage way, and University Park on the left. It includes the tall tower which is a good landmark for the ESLC building. The ESLC itself hadn’t yet been built when this photo was taken.|
Approach along Clifton Boulevard (part of the A52) from the south-east. As you pass Queens’ Medical Centre on your right, you’ll see a sort of enclosed footbridge above the road, with the University of Nottingham logo on it. The left turn you want is the first one after that.
(This footbridge is visible on the aerial photograph linked above.)
As you turn off, straight away make a right turn in front of Coates Building.
(The photo doesn’t show it very well, but this is only a few yards from the turn-off you just made. At the right-hand edge of the photo, you can see a tiny bit of the main road continuing on ahead.)
Zooming in on the preceding view, note a misleading road sign, as if it were illegal to turn up this road!
But note also the lack of a No Entry sign; in fact, it’s allowed, and indeed is the only way in to this part of the car park.
(The odd-looking sign is meant to convey that you may not turn left out of that turning, to get back onto the busy main road; instead, coming out, you have to follow the one-way system and exit the campus another way.)
At the end of that little bit of road, turn left; you’re heading just left of the Tower, below another enclosed footbridge.
Under the footbridge, keep going to the end; the Blue Badge space is on the left at the end.
At the right hand edge of this next photo is a tiny corner of the Tower to your right. Up ahead is the back of the ESLC.
From here, turn right and turn left to follow the path round to the front of the ESLC.
That view to your right…
… and when turning left at the end, you get the view in the next picture.
This pic shows roughly how far you still need to walk / wheel, to get to the front of the ESLC. From the parking space to the front door in total, it’s about 130m.
(Note that, oddly, that parking space doesn’t currently seem to have a wheelchair logo on the University’s own PDF map, though the road to it is shown.)