Bruner Building

Bruner Building (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. **

This building is partially accessible. While it’s technically two buildings, they have been joined in the middle by the ‘link building’ (where the level access door is).  Only the basement level is accessible for people who require level access


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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level. Powered door
Alternative entrance Yes - Level
Wheelchair accessible toilets No
Lift Yes
Hearing support systems No
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There is no parking on site, but parking is available over the road at 15 Norham Gardens.  There is a bookable accessible parking space outside the front of 15 Norham Gardens on the far left hand side of the car park (you need to take the second turning into the car park when coming from the Banbury Road direction).  To book this space please contact the department directly.

There is standard pay and display parking on Norham Gardens. Blue Badge holders can park on double yellow lines on Norham Gardens for up to three hours. 

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The main entrance is up a flight of stairs, and is therefore inaccessible for those requiring level access.  Level access is via a ramp in the centre of the building (the ‘link building’).  The ramp has no handrails, but is not too steep.  Once inside, visitors will then have to take a platform lift to the basement rooms. 

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There is no reception in this building.  To speak to a receptionist, please go into the main building at 15 Norham Gardens. 

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There is an accessible WC in the ‘Link Building’ by the staircase.  To get there, take the platform lift down and turn right.  Continue up the ramp and turn right at the top to reach the loo.

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There is a platform lift in the central link building which provides access from the level entrance to the basement level of both the link building and 28 Norham Gardens.  There is no lift to the upper floors of the buildings.  Steps to the main entrance of both 28 and 30 have no handrail or nosings. 

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There is a short flight of stairs directly opposite the level access entrance with contrasting nosings and a handrail on the right hand side (descending).  Building users who would like level access can use the platform lift to one side of the stairs.  The main staircase in the link building has a continuous handrail on the left hand side (ascending), and contrasting nosings.

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The level entrance door is manually operated, with a swipe card reader on the left hand side; please take care, as this door is quite heavy.  The main entrance doors to both 28 (double) and 30 (single) are reached by steps.  These are also both very heavy and opened using swipe card readers.  The door to Seminar Room J has a long visual panel.

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There is one accessible seminar and computer room in 28 Norham Gardens.  From the level entrance, take the platform lift and turn left to reach it.  This is one large room where half is used as the IT suite and half Seminar Room J.  There is hearing support available; please see the relevant section on the first page for more details.  In the seminar half of the room, moveable furniture leaves plenty of space to move around the edge, although the desk height might be a bit low for some wheelchair users.  There is projection equipment and dimmable lighting available.

In the IT suite half of the room, the desks are a better height, and there are plenty of computers available with moveable office chairs.  Students are welcome to use this room any time there isn’t a teaching session taking place.

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There is an infra-red hearing loop available in the basement seminar room (J).  If you think you will need to use the unit, please contact the department in advance on

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Contact details

Bruner Building
28 Norham Gardens


Access enquiries

Mrs Erica Oakes
01865 274 178

Contact the Access Guide

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