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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Institute of Public Health
Forvie Site
Cabridge Biomedical Campus
Cambridge, CB2 0SR
01223 330 300

Access Issues

Mr Gordon Bateman
01223 330 350

Location, Services and Transport

Forvie Site, on Addenbrooke's Site.


Secure gravel car park with access controlled barrier. Six visitor bays, which must be booked in advance by contacting 2 disabled bays which do not require booking.

General Information

Institute consists of three organisations that collaborate with one another — the University Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Public Health England (PHE), and the  Biostatistics Unit (previously MRC BSU).

The building also hosts several areas of teaching from the Clinical School, the Department of Public Health and Primary Care and the Biostatistics Unit.


Smoking is not permitted anywhere with the IPH building or the Addenbrookes Campus.

Medical facilities

There are several first aiders within the building.

Centre for Brain Repair holds a defibrillator and eyewash unit. Hospital nearby.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on main staircase. Frequent training for Fire Wardens, Personal Evacuation Plans created for users with a disability

Physical Access


Level access to main entrance through wide manual doors. Reception has a wheelchair accessible counter. Sloped back entrance, with push-button exit, and sloped fire escape.

Number of floors

Two floors in total, including ground floor.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to upper floor. Three staircases, all with continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Two seminar rooms on first floor, with level access from lift. Spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture. Small kitchens outside.

Computer facilities

Standard PC’s and projection equipment is available in the Seminar Rooms.


Two accessible toilets, one on each floor.

Common rooms

Staff room on ground floor, with a small kitchen. Chairs and padded seats with armrests, and both low and standard height tables.


  • Postgraduate teaching area on ground floor, spacious and carpeted, with moveable furniture.
  • Small garden outside through sloped exit. Two picnic benches, and other furniture can be moved from staff room nearby.

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. Touch readable buttons in lift.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopiers and  Document Scanners available.

Signs and wayfinding

Few directional signs, except to seminar rooms when a summer school is taking place. Fairly simple building based around a single long corridor on both levels.


  • Stairs are all marked and have continuous handrails.
  • Lighting inside and outside building is generally good.
  • Large screens and data projectors in seminar rooms.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops currently.


  • Most areas, except staff room, are carpeted and quiet.
  • There is no traffic noise.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the Institute of Public Health. The ADRC updates information as it is recevied from the Institute. This page was last updated on 11th May 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Institute of Public Health.