56 Banbury Road

56 - Banbury Road - (1 of 1)

** Covid-19 update - access routes into and around the building may be different to those described on this page. Please contact the department directly to check current arrangements. **

The main entrance at the front of the building is stepped. There is an external platform lift at the rear of the building which gives access to the basement area. There is an internal wheelchair stair lift from basement to ground floor. There is stepped access only to the first and second floors. 

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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. Intercom. Powered door
Alternative entrance Yes. Level via stair lift
Wheelchair accessible toilets 1
Lift Yes - basement to ground floor. 
Hearing support systems Yes
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There is a bookable accessible parking space outside the front of the building on the far left-hand side of the car park. Please contact the department to book this space. The nearest public Blue Badge parking is on Norham Gardens or Bevington Road. Please click on the link below to view a map of Blue Badge parking in central Oxford.

 

 

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The main entrance is not level, and is accessed via a small set of steps which have no handrail or nosings. The entrance door at the top of these steps is manual with large vision panels. 

There is step free access into the building: to the left of the main entrance there is a ramp sloping downwards that takes you along the side of the building. This leads you to a stair lift down a small set of steps - it is advisable to contact the Careers Service before your visit on 01865 274646 or reception@careers.ox.ac.uk to check that the lift is working as it can be unreliable. You'll need to use the intercom next to the lift to call a member of staff to come and assist you. The entrance door is manual and leads to the basement area. There is a stair lift from the basement up to ground floor - as of 01.11.2019, this is out of order meaning that there is no step-free or lift access to the ground floor and upper floors of the building. 
 

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Coming through the main door, reception is immediately on your right hand side.  From the accessible entrance, go up in the stair lift to the ground floor and the reception desk will be on your left hand side.  The reception desk is at a low height, and is fitted with a counter loop.  To check in for an appointment with a career advisor that you have booked in advance, you will need to use one of the computers on the counter and swipe your card through the card reader.  Reception staff will direct you accordingly.

There is a small waiting area to the right side of reception.  The space has several chairs and a low coffee table. 

 

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Accessible toilet

There is only one accessible toilet available in the building, located in the basement area. To get there, come through the accessible entrance and the accessible toilet is on the right-hand side as you go in.   

Standard toilets

On the ground floor, there are separate blocks of Men’s and Women’s toilets located in a lobby off the main descending stair case near the reception area, along the corridor leading from the main entrance on the right-hand side. In the basement area, standard toilets are located at the bottom of the stairs on the right-hand side. There are no gender neutral toilet facilities in the building.  

 

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There is an external stair lift - to the left of the main entrance there is a ramp sloping downwards that takes you along the side of the building. This leads you to a stair lift down a small set of steps. You'll need to use the intercom next to the lift to call a member of staff to come and assist you.

There is a stair lift between the basement and ground floor only. There is stepped access only to the upper floors of the building. 

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The main staircase in the building leading from the basement to the ground floor has a continuous handrail on the left hand side (ascending), and contrasting nosings, as well as a stair lift.  Stairs to the upper floors have wooden bannisters and contrasting tactile nosings.  Steps to the main entrance have no handrail or nosings. 

 

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There are two doors at the entrance.  The outer door, accessed via a small set of steps, has visual panels and is manually operated. Though heavy, it is often propped open.  The inner door is also manual, with visual panels.  The staff are happy to help visitors if necessary.

The level entrance door is opened manually.  If you contact reception via the intercom, someone will come and guide you into the building.

Doors to seminar and interview rooms have long visual panels.  They will usually be held open when there is an event taking place, but if this isn’t the case, they are not heavy.

 

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The library is located on the ground floor, behind the reception on the left hand side.  There are study desks with moveable chairs.  Though not height adjustable, they are at a good height for wheelchair users.  Some of the shelves will be too high for wheelchair users to reach, but the staff at reception are always happy to help.  

 

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There are three seminar rooms available: one on the ground floor and two in the basement area (Centenary Room and Garden Room).  The ground floor room is located to the left hand side of the reception area.  The rooms in the basement area are adjacent to the accessible entrance or if coming from reception please go down the main staircase. All seminar rooms have flexible furniture which can easily accommodate wheelchair users. All The rooms in the basement area have infra-red hearing support systems. 

All seminar room doors have long vision panels and will usually be held open when there is an event taking place.  

 

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The main common seating area is on the ground floor to the right hand side of the reception.  There are several chairs, sofas and a low coffee table.  There is plenty of space for wheelchair users.  There are coffee vending machines across the room at a convenient height for everybody and a smaller seating area with a round sofa and table.

 

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There are six one-to-one interview rooms in the building: two in the library, two in the ground floor seminar room and two in the Centenary Room.  There is a table with two moveable chairs arranged in the centre of each room, with enough of space to move around.  The tables are a reasonable height for adult wheelchair users, and all doors are a suitable width.

 

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There is a counter loop at reception and infra-red hearing support systems in the two seminar rooms located in the basement area.  There is currently no hearing support in the ground floor seminar space.

Accessible computers

There are three desks with computers to the left hand side of the reception.  These have moveable office chairs and are a good height for wheelchair users.  

Accessible Furniture

Though not height adjustable, desks are at a comfortable height for most wheelchair users. 

 

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Contact details


The Careers Service
University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 6PA

www.careers.ox.ac.uk

 

Access enquiries


Philip Richardson
philip.richardson@careers.ox.ac.uk
01865 274 646

 

Contact the Access Guide


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