Saïd Business School

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** 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 entrance. There are revolving doors with powered doors alongside. There is lift access to all floors. There are three wheelchair accessible toilets. There are induction loops at in all the lecture theatres as well as in Seminar Room A and the Founders Room. The West Wing of the building has not yet been audited. 

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 Yes
Other nearby parking Pay and display
Main entrance Ramped. Intercom. Powered door
Alternative entrance Yes - level side entrance
Wheelchair accessible toilets Yes - 3
Lift Yes - all floors
Hearing support systems Yes - loop in lecture theatres and Seminar Room A
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The school has a parking garage located off the railway station forecourt.

To gain entry to the forecourt, there is a key fob or call the reception team on  01865 288803.

It is best to contact reception prior to a visit to ensure there is a car parking space available.  

Telephone the number which is on a sign and the gate will be opened for you. 

Once parked there is a lift from the car park to reception and then an access card can be issued at reception to allow free movement around the building.

 

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For level access to the entrance take the ramp from the right-hand side of the building up to the paved area in front of the glass frontage.

The entrance is in the centre of the frontage, there is a revolving door.

It is level access although there are two side doors that are powered to circumnavigate the revolving doors.

Regular users will be issued with a key fob but there is also a door bell for visitors.

There is also a door leading to a lift lobby from the Garage.

 

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The Saïd Business School has a long reception desk spanning the ground floor foyer; the central portion is lowered for those who need it.

 

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Accessible toilets

There is one located just off the main lobby (right-hand side), and an additional one near the café at the rear of the quad.

Another is located at the rear of the building off the rear corridor to the lecture theatres (turn right at the top of the ramp).

Standard toilets

There are standard toilets located on all floors of the Saïd Business School. It is easiest to explain if we treat the building as left- and right-hand side when facing the reception desk.

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On the right-hand side corridor there is a Women's toilet located after the accessible toilets on the left-hand side (once in the corridor). At the end of this corridor, on the right-hand side are the Men's toilets.

At the rear of the courtyard garden in the corridor that links the left- and right-hand sides are Men's toilets on the left-hand side just after the entrance to the café space. Carry on down the corridor (with the garden courtyard on the right-hand side) and immediately after the accessible toilet you will find the Women's toilet.

If you cross into the right-hand half of the buildings towards the main cafeteria, pass by the cafeteria entrance and at the end of the corridor on the right-hand side is a further Women's toilet block.

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On the first floor there is a Women's toilet located opposite the lift on the left-hand side of the building (above the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre). If you carry along this corridor at the end on the right is the Men's toilet block. Within the library there is also an additional toilet for all genders located off the main reading room on the left-hand side of the main reading room (if facing the courtyard).

2F

There is a standard toilet for all genders located in the lobby space adjacent to the library on both the left- and right-hand sides of the building.

 

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There are 3 lifts located throughout the site.

The nearest lift to the main entrance is located behind the Nelson Mandela Lecture theatre (on the left hand side). Head through the doors, through the lobby area and the lift is located in the corridor beyond.

There is another lift located at the end of the corridor on the right hand side.

In this building there is one more lift located in the far right hand corner of the main building (near the canteen).

 

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All the stairs within the School have high contrast and tactile nosings; there are continuous railings on all stairs (both sides).

There are external stairs to the amphitheatre, these are simple concrete steps without nosings, but there are railings on both sides.

 

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Due to the size of the School there are loads of doors of different types.  The school has powered doors (push button) around a central route and to the library.

Where possible the doors have a vision panel, or a full pane of glass.

 

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The Said Business School contains the Sainsbury Library. 

For level access, the library is reached from the lift at the corridor on the left hand-side of the building (through the lobby area at the rear of the Nelson Mandela theatre).  Exit right and continue through the doors and over the bridge.  

Access to the library is swipe card only - the doors can be powered for individual users if needed. In order to do this, users must have their cards activated.

Once in side there is one main room with a library counter (lowered) and study areas and a computer cluster.

There are two height adjustable desks and one ergonomic chair. The books are held in stacks at either end of the main room.

There are stairs to the floor above where there is a large computer suit.  There is step- free access to this room but you will have to leave the library, take the lift and re-enter on the second floor (where the doors are not powered).

 

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All of the lecture theatres are accessible, entry can be via the corridor on the ground floor (for those who want to sit at the front or teach a lecture). There is also access via the back corridor for those more comfortable sitting at the rear of the theatres.

The chairs are freestanding and therefore can be removed as appropriate.

The steps in the lecture theatre have tactile and high contrast nosings.

The Nelson Mandela Theatre has an area for wheelchairs at the back and a lift up to the stage which is ramped accordingly.

 

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All of the ground floor seminar rooms are located on the right-hand side of the building as you enter. There are additional teaching spaces on the first floor just before you reach the library entrance.

All these spaces are fully accessible with freestanding furniture to accommodate specific needs.

 

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There are a few common room spaces. There is a café and dining room (see below) and in the main lobby area there is informal seating.

The library also has a group study area with tables and chairs.

All these areas are fully accessible.

 

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There is a café located at the rear of the quad.  Just follow the corridor on the left-hand side and at the end of the corridor turn right, immediately on your left is the entrance to the cafe. The counter is not lowered but the staff are lovely! There is informal seating and low coffee tables.

There is also a canteen and dining room located in the far right corner of the building. Continue on past the café and just before you reach the end of the corridor is the entrance to the dining room. There is a small service area followed by an extensive dining room with tables and chairs. Once again the staff are lovely and the furniture is flexible so can be removed as appropriate.

 

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Induction Loops are found in all main lecture theatres (Nelson Mandela, Edmond Safra, Rhodes Trust, LT4-6) and additionally in Seminar Room A and the Founders Room.

The Library has a portable loop available.

1 x height adjustable desk (in the library),

1 x ergonomic chair.

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Contact details


General Enquiries
Saïd Business School
Park End Street
Oxford
OX1 1HP

reception@sbs.ox.ac.uk
01865 288 800

 

Access enquiries


Disability contact:
Caroline Lomas
caroline.lomas@sbs.ox.ac.uk
01865 422 704

 

Contact the Access Guide


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