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Accessibility and Disability Resource Centre


Contact Details

Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge, CB2 1QR
01223 760 240
01223 760 241

Access Issues

Mr Mark Hammond
01223 760 237
01223 760 241

Location, Services and Transport

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


Two disabled bays, shared with other nearby buildings. One is kept locked to prevent inappropriate usage, so call in advance to reserve.

General Information

Located on first and second floors of a building shared with the Institute of Biotechnology and the Cambridge Systems Biology Centre. Postgraduate research only is conducted by the centre.


No smoking anywhere in the building or in the immediate vicinity.

Medical facilities

Three first aiders. A first aid room is available on level 1.

Emergency procedures

Evacuation chairs on two staircases, and trained fire wardens. All members are given full fire induction and practice.

Physical Access


Shallow ramp from Tennis Court Road, with handrail. Level entrance through two sets of manual doors with lowered card access on front door. High intercom to reception. Push button exit.

Number of floors

Six floors in total, including basement. The centre is located on first and second floors of the building.

Lifts and stairs

Passenger lift to all floors.

Seminar/teaching rooms

Meeting and seminar rooms accessible, with moveable furniture. Offices are small. Laboratories have level access from lift. Benches are all at standard height. Write-up areas have some height-adjustable tables.


User rights at Department of Pharmacology library nearby — see separate entry. Level and lift access via main entrance, or three steps directly from third floor of Institute.

Computer facilities

All members have their own computers. Some are in the laboratories due to lack of office space. Advice and equipment to help with repetitive strain injury available.


Disabled toilets are available on each floor.

Common rooms

Shared canteen area is available. Tea room with small kitchen, level and accessible, with moveable furniture.

Visual Impairments

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs welcome in the building, but not in the laboratories due to health and safety and contamination issues.

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. No touch-readable buttons or audio information in lift.

Signs and wayfinding

Clear hazard signs. Little directional signage, but the building is based on long corridors and wayfinding is not difficult.


  • Good lighting generally, especially in the laboratories.
  • Paths outside are automatically lit at night.

Hearing Impairments

Induction loops

The seminar room and the meeting rooms on levels 1 and 2 have induction loops.


  • Some traffic noise from Tennis Court Road, but generally fairly quiet.

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 Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research. The ADRC updates information as it is received from the Centre. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research.