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Disability Resource Centre

Granta Place,
Mill Lane,
Cambridge, CB2 1RU

Access Issues

Mr Jamie Brittain
01223 337 766
01223 337 745

General Information

The University Centre provides a wide range of catering and social facilities for members, who include students, staff, alumni and their guests. Principle facilities include a cafeteria-style dining hall (MDH), fine-dining restaurant (Riverside Restaurant), coffee bar (Grads Café), Family room (The Granta Bar), computer room and various meeting rooms that are available for hire. Access is good.

Opening hours

Open from 9am until 11pm every day throughout the year, except for a few days at Easter, Christmas and August Bank Holiday. Please check individual bar/cafe/restaurant opening times, as they vary.


Mill Lane, overlooking the River Cam and Mill Pond.


Public parking available, we have 14 spaces of which two are marked for Disabled use. Short term parking for blue badge holders on the double yellow lines outside. Call in advance for advice on parking.

Parking is also available in the hotel car park next door for a small fee.

Physical Access


Level access through automatic doors. Reception with low counter in entrance foyer, and sofa seating.

Number of floors

Four floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all floors. A new lift has been installed and will accomodate large wheelcharis and buggies.


Disabled toilets are located on the ground floor opposite the Granta Lounge, first floor opposite Riverside Restaurant and on the third floor at the far end of the corridor next to the Computer Room.

General access

  • All areas are level or sloped with handrails. Although three steps divide the Lounge on the ground floor, both sections are accessible through separate, external doors.
  • Public areas and meeting rooms contain moveable furniture and are on the upper floors.

Visual Impairments

  • Good, clear signage around the building and floor plans at every level.
  • Good lighting and large windows in all areas.

Hearing Impairments

  • Most areas are softly furnished. It can be noisy in the dining hall when busy.

Other Useful Information

  • Porters at Reception are always available to provide assistance.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the University Centre. The DRC updates information as it is received. This page was last updated on 8 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the University Centre.