Medical Sciences Teaching Centre

Medical Sciences Teaching Centre - (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. **

There is ramped access to the secure powered entrance door. There is lift access to all floors and step free access around the building. There are wheelchair accessible toilets on the lower ground, first and third floors. There is an induction loop at the reception desk and in the lecture theatre. There are infrared hearing support systems in all the seminar rooms. 

This table contains summary information about the building

On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders Yes - 1 space
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m No
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and display
Main entrance Level; intercom; powered door
Alternative entrance N/A
Wheelchair accessible toilets 3
Lift Yes - all floors
Hearing support systems Yes - loop in reception and lecture theatre. Infrared system in seminar rooms
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The Medical Sciences Teaching Centre has no allocated disabled parking but with prior arrangement a space can be booked out at Pathology (adjacent building). The building can be accessed via a series of ramps leading behind the pathology buildings. Continue on past the pathology buildings into a rear cark park, on the left-hand side you should see the building and the ramps. 

If the weather is awful or you cannot manage ramps unaided, there is an alternative route via the pathology buildings using a lift up and a ramp down. To use this route you will need to call ahead and be escorted by a member of staff (01865 285777).

 

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The main entrance to the building is located up a long ramp thankfully with a few breaks! The main front door is an automatic sliding door on swipe card access. 

There is secondary access via a tunnel; leading down from floor 1 of the OMPI building (part of the Pathology cluster). Access here is swipe card also and users will need to be escorted unless prior permission and card access are organised.

 

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The reception desk is located directly ahead of the automatic doors as you enter the building. There is a lowered section to the right-hand side.

 

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Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets located on the lower ground, first and third floors. They are located off the corridor adjacent to the lift.

Standard toilets

There are Men’s and Women’s toilets located in the lower ground floor, all other toilets are for all genders and are located on the ground and second floors.

 

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There is a large lift located in the far right-hand corner of the building. This lift accesses all floors. There are Braille buttons and the lift is a speaking lift.
 

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There are two stairwells located at either side of the building. There is some natural light and the stairs are open tread but have a continuous hand rail on the both sides of the steps. There are high contrast and tactile nosings.

 

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As this is a large building there are many doors. Where possible doors are held open (all corridors) and have vision panels. Some of the doors to lab spaces have swipe card only access. This is also true of the automated front doors.

 

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There are several laboratories located in the MSTC. All the labs have fixed benches and adjustable seating.  There are wide aisles and plenty of space.

 

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There is one large lecture theatre located off the main lobby space, once through the either of the doors there is a section for wheelchair users with fixed desk. For those that prefer to be at the front of the theatre or those with mobility impairments that are teaching there is space/access to the lower portion of the lecture theatre via the lift, head straight ahead on the lower ground floor and enter through a doorway on your right-hand side. This brings you out into the lower section. There is no stage for speakers. 

 

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There are seminar rooms located on the ground floor off the lobby space, at the rear of lower ground floor and on the second floor at the rear of the building.  All of these are accessible via the lift off either of the stairwells.  All of the furniture is flexible, and the tables and chairs should suit all users.

 

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There is no common room as such, but on the ground floor are two vending machines in the corridor adjacent to the lift (turn left when facing away from the reception desk) and a large open plan lobby with some informal seating.

 

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There are two vending machines located on the ground floor in the corridor adjacent to the lift.

 

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There are hearing loops at reception and in the lecture theatre.  There is an infrared sound system in all the seminar rooms.  There is also a voice enhancement sound system in all the laboratories.

Accessible computers

There is a large pc cluster located on the third floor at the rear of the building.  Access is swipe card controlled.  There is plenty of space to navigate between the desks.

 

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Contact details


Sherard Road
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PL

michele.webb@medsci.ox.ac.uk
01865 285 777
http://www.mstc.ox.ac.uk/

 

Access enquiries


Colin Cook
colin.cook@medsci.ox.ac.uk
01865 285 770

 

Contact the Access Guide


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