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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Mill Lane,
Cambridge CB2 1RX
01223 766 141
01223 464 217

Access Issues

Mr Mick Harding
01223 337 084
01223 338 076

Location, Services and Transport

Old Press Site, next to 16 Mill Lane. See separate entries for 16 Mill Lane and Old Press Site.

General Information


Part of the Department of Engineering, specialising in post-graduate research into industry and manufacturing. Access to the institute is fairly good, particularly if you can manage a few steps.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders are resident in the building. First aid room located in the basement and not accessible to wheelchair users.

Emergency procedures

No evacuation chairs. Notify the Disability Liaison Officer if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access


Level entrance through wide doors, and a gentle slope down to reception.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, and two separate basement areas.

Lifts and stairs

One lift operating from ground level to basement laboratory area. Stairs all have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Lecture room on ground floor, level and spacious, with moveable long benches.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Some laboratories at ground level, accessible, with computer controls for machinery at desk height. Seminar and meeting rooms mostly downstairs.

Computer facilities

Limited number of central computer facilities. Members have their own computers.


No disabled toilet within the institute building. Access to disabled toilet by the Safety Office in 16 Mill Lane.

Common rooms

Common room located on ground floor, easily accessible with no steps.


  • Some heavy fire doors to negotiate. Corridors wide and uncluttered.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but please discuss in advance if you want to bring your dog into a lab.

Computer facilities

Currently no special software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Good, clear signage around the building.


  • Bright and airy atmosphere, with good lighting generally.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute for Manufacturing. The ADRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute for Manufacturing.