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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

The Henry Wellcome Building,
Fitzwilliam Street,
Cambridge, CB2 1QH
01223 764 700
01223 764 710

Access Issues

Jane Clare
01223 764 711
01223 764 710

Location, Services and Transport

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

General Information

Part of the Department of Biological Anthropology (see also separate entry). LCHES is a specialised and dedicated research centre specialising in Human Evolution. The building was opened in 2006, and is has good access.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

No first aiders on site at present.

Emergency procedures

Passenger lift is an evacuation lift.

Physical Access


Level access to main entrance from Fitzwilliam Street, through fully automatic double doors. Proximity card access after 4.30pm. Push-button exit. Reception on ground floor.

Number of floors

Five floors in total, including basement.

Lifts and stairs

Large modern lift to all floors. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Lecture theatres

Large lecture room on ground floor, all carpeted, level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting room on third floor, level and spacious. labs on first floor, accessible but with standard height benches.


Small unstaffed library and archive room on third floor — ask for assistance. Plenty of workspace. For staff and resident researchers only.

Computer facilities

Most regular staff have their own office and computer. No central computer facility.


Disabled toilets on first and top floors.

Common rooms

Common room, with magazines and journals and plenty of workspace on third floor. Level and spacious, with moveable furniture. Common room for staff and resident researchers only.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users. Some could be acquired if necessary.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information on prior request. Lift has touch readable buttons and audio information.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers available for text enlargement, upon lecturer or staff request.

Signs and wayfinding

Floor plan at main entrance. Very little external or directional signposting.


  • Large windows and good lighting throughout building.
  • Beware the glass doors and mirrors — there is some frosting in place.
  • All stairs are marked, and have continuous contrasting handrails.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loops in seminar room on ground floor and in lift.


  • Carpeted and quiet in individual rooms and offices. Very little traffic noise as the building is set back from Trumpington Street.

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