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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Trumpington Street,
Cambridge CB2 1AG
01223 339 700
01223 339 701

Access Issues

Ms Joanne Black
01223 339 645
01223 339 701

Location, Services and Transport

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


No car park as such, and parking is very difficult. Regular disabled members could be allocated a space at the start of the year. Call in advance for advice on short-term parking.

General Information

Old Addenbrooke's Hospital building, fully converted in 1996. Very good access, despite being a listed building. All new members are given an induction pack and tour, but please ask if you may need longer to familiarise yourself with the building and facilities.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

Two first aiders in the building, and more on site.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs fitted. Currently difficulty in training fire wardens, but this is being looked into. Report to reception if you will need help evacuating in an emergency.

Physical Access


Level access to main entrance through wide, heavy, manual door. Low counter at reception. Level back entrance.

Number of floors

Seven floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Two large lifts to all floors. All stairs have handrails, although those on the central staircases are rather awkward.

Lecture theatres

Two lecture theatres, both with level access to front and back via lift. Tiered padded fold-down seating, with space for wheelchairs at the back. Seats can be removed if necessary.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Nine seminar rooms, all with level access from lift, and all spacious, with moveable furniture.


Recently refurbished. Ground level entrance with automatic doors, with access to mezzanine by external lift or stairs with handrails. Mezzanine has automatic doors. Please ask library staff to enable access to the mezzanine if required. Spacious, with plenty of workspace inside.

Computer facilities

Computer laboratory on ground floor, opposite library. All level and accessible, with moveable chairs. Wireless internet in almost all of the building, with guest access on request.


Four disabled toilets in total, with one on ground floor. Other toilets are large and spacious.

Common rooms

Common room with staffed coffee bar on second floor. Spacious, with moveable chairs and tables, mostly of good height and some with armrests.


  • Some teaching takes place in Mill Lane Lecture Rooms — see separate entry. Please advise well in advance if this might be a problem.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Some scanners and speaking software available — speak to computer officer. Other hardware or software could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. touch readable buttons and audio information in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Many photocopiers around building for text enlargement.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little external or directional signposting. The building is large, and can be confusing. Small map of each floor outside lifts. Temporary signs are in place for conferences and workshops.


  • Contrasting colours throughout building, as part of the design.
  • Good lighting, with large windows in most areas. Individual desk lights can be provided if necessary.
  • Lecture rooms have large screens and video links.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops fitted in both lecture theatres and in library desk.


  • Vibrating alarms can be provided. Flashing light fire alarms in lecture theatres.
  • Building is open plan and rather echoey, with a marble floor and harsh furnishings.
  • Individual offices, rooms and lecture theatres are mostly carpeted and fairly quiet.

Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues

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

Planned Access Improvements

Induction loop and portable induction loop will soon be acquired for reception desk. Please advise if you have any other needs or suggestions to improve access.

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