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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair
The ED Adrian Building,
Forvie Site,
Robinson Way,
Cambridge, CB2 2PY
01223 331 160
01223 331 174

Access Issues

BRC receptionist (Angela Winter)
01223 331 160
01223 331 174

Location, Services and Transport

University Forvie Site, on the Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Addenbrooke's Site.


Two small car parks outside (directly in front and behind the building), with two disabled parking bays at front entrance. Call in advance to reserve a space if attending a meeting or clinic. There is a cap parking barrier onsite - please press #3 for "Centre for Brain Repair" to call through to reception (8.30-16.30) for access.

General Information

Part of the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.


No smoking anywhere in the building.

Medical facilities

First aiders in the building and in the Department.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chair available on first floor, several members trained for use.

Physical Access


Shallow ramp to main entrance, with handrails. Manual and automatic double doors for access. Reception with low counter.

Number of floors

Three floors in total, including ground floor. There is a further fourth floor at the top of the building (plant room) but restricted access to members.

Lifts and stairs

Lift to all three floors, stairs to fourth floor for plant room. All stairs have continuous handrails.

Seminar/teaching rooms

All members have their own office or shared office space. Library can be used as a meeting room.


Small library/meeting room on ground floor - can be booked online by asking reception. The Clinical School Medical Library can also be used — see separate entry for Medical Library.

Computer facilities

Most members have their own computers. There are some communal computers for members, all accessible. Wireless access on ground floor via Lapwing/ Eduroam.


Separare Ladies and Gentlemen's toules, and a further Unisex accessible toilet, all on the ground floor. Separate sex toilets (no disabled access) on the basement level in the old Biofacility - but not currently in use.

Common rooms

Large open lounge area on ground floor, with moveable furniture. Small kitchen.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome, but please discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into the building.

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.

Library and magnification equipment

Photocopier available.

Signs and wayfinding

Large, clear signs all round the building.


  • Very good lighting generally round the whole building, with large windows.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

No induction loops.


  • Mostly carpeted and softly furnished.
  • The building is set back from the road, so there is little outside traffic noise.

The information on this page is the responsibility of the John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. This page was last updated on 2nd June 2017. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Centre for Brain Repair.