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Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge CB2 1PD
01223 334 000
01223 334 100

Access Issues

Dr J Dekkers
01223 334 002
01223 334 100

Location, Services and Transport

Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.


Tennis Court Road is one-way northbound, approached from Lensfield Road. Fairly quiet in terms of traffic, but becoming increasingly busy with pedestrians and cyclists at change over times for lectures — just before and after the hour.

Services and shops

City centre. There are a few restaurants and shops, including a small post office, on Trumpington Street on the other side of the site.


Parking at the department is limited. There is one disabled bay on site, contact Reception on 01223 334176 to book this space. There are a few disabled bays on Trumpington Street, but it is advisable to park in Lion Yard multi-storey car park and walk from there if possible.

Other transport options

Citi 4 and Uni 4 bus stop on Trumpington Street. Bus station is a 15 minute walk away. Park and Ride service into the city centre.

General Information

Fairly new building, with good access throughout. Security swipe card system in place, with buttons to exit through some doors.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders and a first aid room in the building.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs and fire alarm pagers available.

Physical Access


Level access to main entrance and side entrance.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

First floor, with level access to back from lift. Tiered seating, with fold-down seats. Two electrically operated adjustable platforms for wheelchairs.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All teaching rooms accessible by lift.


Second floor, with level access from lift. Only staffed 2–4pm during term time, with swipecard entry out of hours.

Computer facilities

Computer room on third floor, with level access from lift.


Disabled toilet on ground floor.

Common rooms

Third floor, with level access from lift. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in public areas, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Lots of photocopiers available.

Signs and wayfinding

Very good, clear signs around the department.


  • Good lighting throughout building.
  • Stairs are all marked and have handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in lecture theatre.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Pharmacology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Pharmacology.