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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

27 Charles Babbage Road
01223 334 300
01223 334 567

Access Issues

Ms Lorraine Dann
01223 334 345

Location, Services and Transport

West Cambridge Site.

General Information


Housed in a new, purpose designed building, which has excellent access.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

There are nine first aiders in the department, with a dedicated First aid room on the ground floor. Emergency high flow, low pressure, hand shower unites are fitted in maany places round the building. A safety committee is in charge of safety and medical facilities.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation refuge points on all floors.

Physical Access


Direct wheelchair access to ground level, reception and lifts. Doors to lift lobbies are actuated by card swipe, with powered opening for ease of access.

Number of floors

Five floors in the building.

Lifts and stairs

Three lifts serve the building. Two at the west reception end and a third goods/staff lift at the east end. Access is possible to all floors from any lift. The goods lift, at the east end of the building, and the larger of the two lifts at the west end of the building are wheelchair accessible.  All floors in the building can also be accessed via the stairs at either end.

Lecture theatres

Goldsmiths Lecture Rooms can be accessed via powered doors from reception. Meeting rooms on other floors  have level access from lift and moveable furniture.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Laboratories and seminar rooms all accessible directly or by lift.


In the ground floor atrium. Level access from reception.  Security card access out of hours.

Computer facilities

Computer suite on ground floor, accessible from reception.


Accessible toilet on all floors.

Common rooms

There is a tea room on first floor, with tea, coffee and light snacks available. Access is via stairs from reception or the lift and ramp via first floor.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome.

Computer facilities

Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.

Large print, Braille and audio

Large print information and lecture notes on prior request.

Library and magnification equipment

Lighting is good in all areas. Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Very little directional signposting. Departmental lists available in lift lobbies on each floor at the west end of the building. All offices, Labs and lecture rooms are clearly signed at their entrances.  Directions available from main reception.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

Induction loop in Goldsmiths Lecture Rooms and the teaching labs.

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.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 18th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.