Zoology Research and Administration Building

Zoology Research and Admin 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. **

The building is arranged over two floors. There is a platform lift between floors, and level access throughout.

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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders Yes - 4 spaces
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and display
Main entrance Level. Intercom. Powered door
Alternative entrance Yes - level
Wheelchair accessible toilets Yes - ground floor and first floor
Lift Yes - all floors
Hearing support systems Yes
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There are two accessible parking spaces available just off Mansfield Road. Follow the signs for Pharmacology and the Chemistry Extension; you'll see the spaces on the right.  From these spaces there is level access to the entrance. Please note that you will have to come around from the back of the building to reach the main entrance. It is advisable to contact the department before using the parking spaces.

Alternatively, there is public accessible parking available on nearby Jowett Walk – please see parking map for details.

 

 

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The entrance is access controlled; department members are able to enter the building independently using a proximity card. There is also a voice intercom to the right of the entrance doors. The intercom will connect you to the reception which is staffed 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

The double entrance doors are both powered and open outwards; there is a card reader to the right of the doors.  Using this may be a little awkward for some people as the card reader is in a corner, and the door opens towards you. The intercom button is located just above the card reader. Both are at an accessible height for wheelchair users to reach comfortably. Once inside there is a small lobby area with the reception desk on the right.

Straight ahead of you are two powered sliding doors operated by a card reader on the right hand side at the end of the reception desk – this is also at a comfortable height for wheelchair users but as it is in a corner might be awkward for some to use. 

Both sets of doors are glass with contrasting markings, and contrasting surroundings.

 

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Once through the powered entrance doors you will be in a small lobby area. The reception desk is to the right. There is a section of the desk at a height suitable for people standing, and there is a section that is at an accessible height for wheelchair users. The reception is staffed between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday (apart from public holidays).

 

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Accessible toilets

There is an accessible WC on the ground and first floors of the building. They are both located next to the standard WCs. Signs on doors have raised text and symbols and Braille.

Standard toilets

There are male and female bathrooms on the ground and first floors of the building. Signs on doors have raised text, symbols and Braille.

 

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From the reception lobby area, there is a platform lift a short distance ahead of you and to the left. This connects the ground and first floors. The lift door is powered. The lift buttons are to the left as you enter and there is also a grab rail here. The buttons have raised text and Braille, although there is no other audio or visual information. You must hold the button down for the duration of the journey. There is a slight lip at the entrance to the lift, this is marked in a contrasting material.

 

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There are three staircases connecting the ground and first floors. These are wide, have high contrast strips on the stair edgings, and have continuous handrails both sides.

 

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The entrance doors are powered as is the lift door.

Door throughout the corridors are generally kept open enabling easy movement around the building.

All doors have vision panels with the exception of WCs and some offices. The doors require minimal force to open and have high contrast door handles and push plates. 

The laboratory areas are secure, requiring card access to gain entry. The proximity card readers are at an accessible height for wheelchair users.

 

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The seminar room is on the ground floor and has manually operated doors at either end. Seating is freestanding and can be moved as needed to accommodate visitors with disabilities. There is plenty of space enabling good movement around the room.

There is an infrared hearing support system in place. You will need to request a receiver to use this system - the department will be able to help with this.

 

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There is a kitchen and small break out space on the ground floor near the reception. There are doors at either end of the room that are held open. The sink has a cut out to enable wheelchairs to use it. There is also a hot water dispenser here – as this is set back, and relatively high up, it may be inaccessible for many wheelchair users.

Most wheelchair users the tables have suitable kneehole space. The chairs are freestanding and do not have arm rests. There is also a small sofa.

 

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There are three large open plan office spaces on the first floor all of which are graduate work space. There is lift access to the first floor, as well as three separate staircases spaced throughout the building.

There are computers available for use. There are standard desks available for use. If you will be using this space and require a height-adjustable desk please contact the department directly to discuss this.

 

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There are infrared systems available for use in the seminar and and board rooms. Please contact the department directly and they will be able to provide you with a receiver.

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Contact details


Zoology Research and Administration Building
11a Mansfield Road
Oxford
OX1 3SZ

01865 271 234
https://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/

 

Access enquiries

Jason Hogg
jason.hogg@zoo.ox.ac.uk
01865 271 280

 

Contact the Access Guide


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