21 Banbury Road

21 Banbury Road - (1 of 1)

There is step-free access to the ground floor only.  The main entrance is stepped, but there is level access around the side of the building.   There is no lift access to the upper floors of the building. There is a wheelchair accessible toilet. 

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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders Yes - 1 space
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level.
Alternative entrance Yes - level
Wheelchair accessible toilets 1
Lift N/A
Hearing support systems N/A
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There is one accessible parking space and some departmental parking spaces available.  The department parking spaces are at the front, and the Blue Badge space is around the back of the building to the left.  It would be helpful if you could book a parking space in advance by contacting Ashley Brown on ashley.brown@materials.ox.ac.uk or 01865 273 756.


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The main entrance to the building is up a couple of steps with no nosings or handrails, and through a pair of manual double doors.  The level entrance is just across the car park from the accessible parking space at the rear.  If you have parked at the front of the building, go around the building to the left to reach the car park.  The accessible entrance will then be on the far right hand side.  There is a platform lift to reach the level of the entrance, which can be called from either the top or bottom of the steps.  The level access door is powered, and is opened using the low level swipe card system on the right hand side. 


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There is no reception in this building.  To speak to a receptionist, please go into the Hume Rothery building, on Parks Road.

The accessible toilet is on your left immediately as you enter the building from the level entrance. 


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The main stairs in the building have contrasting nosings and a handrail on the right hand side (ascending).  There is no lift. 


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Both the main and the level entrance have double doors with a half-height vision panel.  Visitors with wheelchairs will probably need to open both doors.  A second pair of double doors is held open during building opening hours. The door to the seminar room has no vision panel. 


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All of the labs in the building are used for research, (the teaching labs are located in the Holder building).  There are no height adjustable benches or fume cupboards available, and the benches are about the height of a kitchen worktop.  The emergency eyewash station is at an accessible height. 


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The seminar room is almost directly opposite the main staircase.  From the level entrance, turn to your right down the main corridor, and the seminar room is about halfway down on your left hand side.  There is a slight slope to the room, so only the first couple of rows are at ground level.  You can, however, get to the ends of all of the rows.  There is no designated wheelchair space, so your best bet will be to park at the end of one of the rows.  The rows are narrow, with flip-down seating, and there is step to reach the presentation area with no handrail. 


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Accessible furniture

Though not height adjustable, desks are at a comfortable height for most wheelchair users. Benches in labs are about the height of a kitchen worktop.

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21 Banbury Road

01865 273700

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