Linacre

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Please note that since the access audit for this page was completed the college has undertaken additional work to improve access to its buildings. The Access Guide information will be updated in Spring 2023. 
Linacre College has its main entrance on St Cross Road. The main entrance is reached from the road by using steps. There is step free access using a platform lift in front of the O.C. Tanner Building. There is sloped access from Stoke Place to Stoke House. There is step free access to the ground floor of Stoke House. Access is managed either with keys or fobs.
The college has buildings which are a mix of different ages and styles. Most of the buildings have step free access. There are two bedrooms on the main site with accessible features. Neither room has an en suite bathroom. 

 

This table contains summary information about the building

On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m No
Other nearby parking Yes
Main entrance Steps
Alternative entrance Lift
Wheelchair accessible toilets 3
Lift 4
Hearing support systems Yes
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The college has no available parking facilities for general use. A request for ad hoc short stay parking (drop off and pick up) may be submitted for consideration.

Main Entrance

  • There is level access from St Cross Road through the main gate onto the College site
  • The main entrance is reached by using steps or the platform lift at the accessible entrance
  • The bell at the bottom of the steps is 78 cm from the floor
  • The intercom is 82 cm from the floor
  • The porters are happy to assist anyone finding access difficult
  • The double doors at the top of the stairs each open to 82 cm 
  • The access control for these doors is 130 cm from the floor
  • The bell is 128 cm from the floor
  • The microphone 133 cm from the floor

Accessible Entrance

  • This entrance is on your right when you face the stairs to the main entrance
  • There is step free access to the platform lift which is outside the O.C. Tanner Building 
  • Parts of the slope to the lift are quite steep
  • Access into the rest of the college is either by using stairs or the internal platform lift
  • This route provides step free access to the main entrance

Stoke House

  • There is step free access to Stoke House from Stoke Place
  • There is a ramp in front of the front doors 
  • These double doors each open to 50 cm 
  • The doors are opened using a latch handle
  • The inner door into the building from the porch opens to 78 cm 

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Lodge

  • The Lodge can be reached by using steps or platform lifts from the O.C.Tanner Building
  • The door leading from the accessible entrance into the Lodge opens to 77 cm
  • Each leaf of the main double doors open to 80 cm
  • The access controls are between 118 cm and 128 cm from the floor
  • Each of the inner double doors open to 81 cm
  • The desk has a lowered section which is 72 cm from the floor
  • This section of desk has a recess which is 16 cm deep
  • The higher section of the desk is 100 cm from the floor
  • The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day
  • The Porters are happy to assist anyone having difficulty with access
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the Lodge

Pigeonholes

  • There is level access to the pigeonholes
  • The gates to the pigeonholes are powered 
  • Both gates together open to 80 cm
  • The access control is 106 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • The Porters are happy to hold post for anyone unable to manage the pigeonholes

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  • As the toilets were built at different times they do not all meet current accessibility standards
  • This means that some of them do not have features such as high contrast between the rails and the walls, easy-to-use door handles and easy reach sinks 
  • All of the accessible bedrooms have bathrooms with accessible features but these are not en-suite

There are locations without accessible toilets such as:

  • Small Common Room
  • Dining Hall
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Pool Room

The dimensions of the toilets are:

  • Accessible Entrance 
    150 cm x 222 cm
  • Common Room
    158 cm x 177 cm
  • Stoke House
    166 cm x 221 cm

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The college has four lifts. There is one passenger and three platform lifts.
O C Tanner Building – Passenger Lift

  • This lift was being refurbished at the time of the audit

Accessible entrance – Platform Lift

  • This lift gives access from entry level into the college buildings
  • The call buttons are between 91 cm and 95 cm from the floor
  • The lift car is 145 cm deep and 80 cm wide
  • The door opens to 85 cm 
  • The car controls are 98 cm from the floor
  • The door at the top level is a manual door
  • The door on the lower level is powered and automatic
  • The floor is non – reflective

Griffiths Building – Platform Lift 

  • This lift was out of commission during the audit so a full assessment was not possible
  • This lift gives access to all floors in the Griffiths Building
  • The call buttons are between 100 cm and 102 cm from the floor
  • The lift is 94 cm deep and 150 cm wide
  • The door opens to 90 cm
  • The car controls are 101 cm from the floor
  • The floor is non – reflective

O.C. Tanner Building – Platform Lift

  • This lift gives access from the ground floor to the Tanner Room and the two levels in the library
  • The call buttons are 100 cm from the floor
  • The lift is 114 cm deep and 114 cm wide
  • The door opens to 90 cm 
  • The car controls are between 89 cm and 111 cm from the floor
  • The doors are manual
  • The floor is non – reflective

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  • The college has several different building styles and staircases
  • Some are older than others and some are more accessible than others
  • Some have contrasting edges and handrails but not all of them do
  • Access into the site is by using stairs or the platform lift

Once on site the following areas can be reached without using stairs or a lift:

  • Dining Hall
  • Abraham Building
  • Griffiths 

The images below show examples stairs around the college. 
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As you would expect Linacre College has buildings of various different ages and therefore a variety of different doors.
There are powered doors in the following locations

  • Accessible Entrance 
  • Dining Hall – from Jaki Leverson Quad
  • Porters’ Lodge – pigeonholes

Some of the doors in the college are heavy and some people may need assistance. Some of the doors have door knobs and some are opened by using keys.

The images below show examples of doors around the college. 
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Jaki Leverson Quad

  • This Quad is reached by using steps or the lifts to access the buildings
  • There is step free access from the Dining Hall 
  • The surface of this Quad is paved 
  • There is step free access into the buildings around this Quad
  • There is access to the Rom Harre Garden only by using steps
  • The underside of the tables is 74 cm from the floor 
  • The table tops are 77 cm from the floor

This Quad has the following:

  • Dining Hall
  • Gym
  • Music Room
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation

Stoke Place

  • The access route onto the site is tarmac and in good repair
  • There is level access on to the grass
  • The grass surface is uneven in places

This Quad has the following:

  • Pink and Green Seminar Rooms
  • Common Room
  • Accommodation

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Rom Harre Garden

  • This garden can only be reached by using steps
  • There is a gravel footpath between the Quad and the garden

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Access

  • The library can be reached by using the stairs or a platform lift
  • The double doors from the stairs each open to 72 cm
  • The access control is 137 cm from the floor
  • The book return desk has a slot for the books 88 cm from the floor
  • The keyboard, scanner and mouse are 102 cm from the floor
  • The librarians provide a book retrieval service for anyone unable to access the library

Printer Room - Lower Floor

  • The door to this room opens to 79 cm
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Study Room - Lower Floor

  • The door opens to 72 cm 
  • The underside of the table is 70 cm from the floor
  • The tabletop is 73 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Main Room - Upper Floor

  • The double doors into this room each open to 74 cm 
  • These doors are not used if approaching from the lift 
  • The underside of the tables is 71 cm from the floor
  • The tabletops are 75 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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CTI Room

  • This room can only be reached by using stairs 
  • The lobby and room doors both open to 77 cm
  • The underside of the tables is 52 cm from the floor
  • The college will book a different room for anyone unable to access this room
  • There is space to manoeuvre in this room

Nadel Room

  • This room can be reached by using stairs or the lift
  • The double doors each open to 61 cm
  • This room has a wooden floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair
  • The doors are left unlocked when in the room is in use

Old Fellows’ Coffee Room

  • The door to this room from the Nadel Room opens to 85 cm
  • Each of the double doors from the corridor opens to 55 cm
  • The underside of table is 64 cm from the floor
  • The table top is 76 cm from the floor
  • The floor is wooden
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Principal’s Meeting Room

  • This room can only be reached by using stairs
  • The door opens to 77 cm
  • The underside of the table is 69 cm from the floor
  • The table top is 66 cm from the floor
  • The college will arrange a different room for anyone unable to manage the stairs

Tanner Room

  • This room is reached by using stairs or one of the platform lifts
  • The platform lift gives access to the doors at one end of the room
  • The doors nearest the lift are double doors
  • Each door opens to 79 cm
  • The doors are opened by using a key and is normally unlocked by staff
  • The single door at the other end of the room can only be reached by using steps
  • This door opens to 71 cm
  • The underside of the tables is 69 cm from the floor
  • The table tops are 72 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Green Room – Stoke House

  • This room door opens to 78 cm
  • The door is unlocked with a key by staff if the room is in use
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • The table tops are 72 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair this room.

Pink Room - Stoke House 

  • The double doors each open to 70 cm
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • The table tops are 72 cm from the floor 
  • There is limited space to manoeuvre in this room 

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  • These spaces can only be reached by using stairs
  • The door to the main study space opens to 78 cm
  • The access control is 112 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the desks is 71 cm from the floor
  • The desktops are 74 cm from the floor

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Dining Hall

  • The double doors into the hall each open to 68 cm
  • Both doors are held open at meal times
  • There are powered doors from the Jaki Leverson Quad into the hall
  • Each of these doors opens to 65 cm
  • The access control is between 96 cm and 106 cm from the floor
  • The doors have an exit sensor which is 104 cm from the floor
  • Each of the double doors between the dining hall and the lift open to 70 cm
  • These doors are held open at meal times
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • The table tops are 75 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room.

Servery

  • The entrance to the servery is 95 cm wide
  • The exit by the payment machine is 92 cm wide
  • The tray rack is 85 cm from the floor
  • The tray rack is 31 cm wide 
  • The counter tops are 90 cm from the floor
  • The food shelving is between 119 cm and 144 cm from the floor
  • Staff are happy to assist anyone having difficulty reaching the shelves or counters
  • There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the servery

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Common room

  • This room is reached by using the stairs or the lift
  • The door opens to 87 cm 
  • The bar counter is 104 cm from the floor 
  • The base of the counter has an upstand on the floor which is 2.5 cm high 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Small Common Room

  • This room can be reached by using stairs or platform lift
  • The door opens to 88 cm 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Pool room

  • This room is reached by using stairs or the platform lift
  • The door opens to 75 cm
  • The kitchen counter in this room is 90 cm from the floor 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Stoke House common room

  • This room is entered through the kitchen
  • The kitchen and lobby doors both open to 70 cm
  • The room door opens to 70 cm
  • The underside of the tables is 74 cm from the floor 
  • The table tops are 77 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre in this room

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There are two bedrooms with accessible features in the following locations:

  • Abraham Building (1)
  • Griffiths Building (1)

Neither bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

Abraham Building

  • The building door opens to 78 cm
  • The access control is 137 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 115 cm from the floor
  • Access from the entrance to the bedroom is level
  • The bedroom door opens to 77 cm
  • This door is unlocked with a key
  • The underside of the desk is 67 cm from the floor
  • The bathroom closest to this bedroom is 170 cm x 185 cm

Griffiths Building

  • The building door opens to 90 cm 
  • The access control is 116 cm from the floor 
  • The exit push button is 105 cm from the floor
  • It was not possible to assess the bedroom at the time of the audit

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Abraham Building

  • The door opens to 76 cm 
  • There is one lower countertop which is 78 cm from the floor 
  • The other countertops are 93 cm from the floor 
  • There is limited room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this kitchen

Griffiths Building

  • The door opens to 78 cm
  • The countertops are 95 cm from the floor 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair although this may be more difficult at busy times

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Abraham Building

  • The laundry door opens to 76 cm
  • This room is 80 cm wide
  • There is limited room to manoeuvre 
  • The washing machine door handles are 60 cm from the floor
  • The drier door handles are 170 cm from the floor

O.C. Tanner Building

  • This laundry can be reached by using stairs or the platform lift 
  • The door opens to 75 cm
  • The washing machine handles are 60 cm from the floor
  • The drier door handles are 170 cm from the floor
  • This room has very limited turning space 

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  • The gym can only be reached by using stairs
  • The door opens to 77 cm
  • The door is unlocked with a key 
  • The door has a threshold which is 2 cm high 
  • The gym floor has some changes in level 

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  • The music room can only be reached by using stairs
  • The door opens to 75 cm
  • The college can book a different room for anyone unable to manage stairs

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The college offices have hearing support systems

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Contact details

Linacre College
St Cross Road
Oxford
OX1 3JA

01865 271650
Fax: 01865 271668

www.linacre.ox.ac.uk

 

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