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Squash Courts

Fitzwilliam College, Storey's Way , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0DG

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Getting To and Around Fitzwilliam College

  • Arriving By Car or Bike View
    • Fitzwilliam College is on the north-west side of Cambridge, between Huntingdon Road and Storey's Way and it can be accessed from both roads. The main entrance is located on Storey's Way.
    • Fitzwilliam College has two car parks, one at the main (south) entrance on Storey's Way, the other on Huntingdon Road (north entrance). If you are a visitor and wish to use the car park please report to the Porters' Lodge on Storey's Way. If you are a conference guest you must speak to your conference organizer. In addition, on-street car parking is available along Storey's Way by the College entrance. Students are generally not permitted to use cars in the immediate locality unless given permission based on specific requirements.
    • Cycling is a popular form of transport in Cambridge. The city is relatively flat and there is an extensive network of cycle routes. The College has plenty of on-site storage for bicycles, including to the rear of Blocks A-D and next to the Porters' Lodge.
    • For more information on getting to Fitzwilliam College please click here (opens new tab).
    • For more information on cycle routes and maps in Cambridge please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
  • Accessing the College Site View
    • The main (south) entrance to the College site is located at the south side of the College site off Storey’s Way. Access is to the right of the Porters’ Lodge and through a foyer out to Gatehouse Court. The first door is level, with a slightly raised threshold, and opens automatically with a key card (Photographs 1 and 2). The width of the door opening is 96cm and the height of the car reader is 104cm. The second door to exit, at the rear of the foyer, is power assisted and opens away from you (Photograph 3). The opening width of the door is 93cm. After exiting the foyer there is a sloped path with a slight upwards gradient leading out to Gatehouse Court (Photograph 4).
    • Alternative pedestrian access to the site, for key card holders, is via the north entrance which is located off Huntingdon Road next to the main car park (Photograph 5). Access to this entrance is via ramp or steps to either side (the ramps can be used to bypass the steps). The ramp to the right of the entrance has an easier gradient (Photograph 6). There are 2 steps to the right of the entrance and 4 steps to the left. Both sets have handrails on both sides (Photographs 7 and 8). There are 2 sets of doors at this entrance (Photographs 9 and 10). The first door is key card activated and opens automatically towards you. The width of the door opening 88cm and the height of the card reader is 92cm. There is also an intercom system at a height of 110cm. The second door opens automatically away from you and has an opening width of 84cm. This entrance gives access to the site through D Block next to Tree Court.
  • Getting Around the College Site View
    • The external areas of the College site have an extensive network of paths. The paths mostly have a flagstone paving surface which may be slightly uneven in places (Photographs 11 to 19). The access road to the rear of Blocks J to S has a tarmac surface (Photograph 20) and the walkways around Fellows' Court are tiled (Photograph 21). The site is mostly quite flat, however, there are some stepped and sloped sections along the paths. Steps can be bypassed by taking alternative routes. There are bench seats for resting throughout the College site.
    • The width of paths does vary, many are wide (150cm+) but there are some narrower sections such as past the Chapel (80cm - Photograph 22) and between Wilson Court and The Grove (100cm). The garden area in the central area of the College site is accessed via 7 unmarked steps from the Hall Building (Photograph 23) or 5 unmarked steps from the Chapel (Photograph 24), however, these steps can be avoided by accessing the garden from the path leading from The Grove. The steps do not have handrails. Paths to and around the garden have a gravel, loose bark or grass surface (Photographs 25 and 26).
    • There are some steep gradients on some sections of the paths such as; outside the Auditorium, to the rear of The Grove (Photograph 27), past the Library, outside Block L (Photograph 28) and leading down to the Hall Building in Tree Court. Stepped sections between The Grove and the Hall Building and outside Block L can be bypassed using these steeper paths.
  • Additional College Site Information View
    • Many of the buildings at Fitzwilliam College have step-free access into them although some of the accommodation buildings have stepped access. Please see our Detailed Access Guides for further information on access to buildings.
    • There is extensive directional signage around the College site which makes navigation easier for those unfamiliar with the layout (Photographs 29 to 31). The signage is consistent and clearly presented with good colour contrast. Accessible toilet facilities are located in the main (south) entrance foyer, the Hall Building, Wilson Court and the Auditorium.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (South Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the College site, off Storey's Way.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Porters' Lodge and the Gatehouse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 319cm x 432cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone only at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 71cm wide.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders, visitors and staff.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the South/Main Entrance.
    • The path leading to the South/Main Entrance from the car park is 125cm wide (Photograph 5).
      There is an area off this car park specifically for Fellows' parking (Photograph 6).

Getting To (The Squash Courts)

  • Location View
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located to the left after you enter the building.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located within the female changing room, to the left after you enter the building.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located within the male changing room, to the left after you enter the building.
    • Standard changing facilities are located to the left after you enter the building.
    • Standard shower facilities are located within the female and male changing rooms.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Storey's Way Car Park.
    • This entrance gives access to the Gym and Squash courts on the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Squash Courts, Gymnasium'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 96cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.

Squash Court 1

  • The Squash Court is accessed off the ground floor corridor.
  • The court is clearly signed.
  • There corridor outside has a width of 140cm.
  • There is level access to the Squash Court from the entrance.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 71cm.
  • The door outside the court has a good colour contrast with the walls.
  • The door from the inside the court has a poor colour contrast with the walls.
  • No shoes with marked soles are to be worn in the court.
  • The court is level.

Squash Court 2

  • The Squash Court is accessed off the ground floor corridor.
  • The court is clearly signed.
  • There corridor outside has a width of 140cm.
  • There is level access to the Squash Court from the entrance.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 70cm.
  • The door outside the court has a good colour contrast with the walls.
  • The door from the inside the court has a poor colour contrast with the walls.
  • No shoes with marked soles are to be worn in the court.
  • The court is level.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after you enter the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 225cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 140cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • There is a horizontal grab rail on the right as you face the wash basin which has good colour contrast with the wall.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • Location and Access View
    • The standard changing room was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This standard changing room is located along the corridor to the left after you enter the building.
    • This standard changing room is approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • The standard changing room is approximately 3m from the Gym.
    • There is step-free access to the standard changing room.
    • A key is not required for the standard changing room.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the standard changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the standard changing room opening is 77cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The dimensions of the standard changing room are 165cm x 220cm.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the standard changing room include; a toilet and a wash basin.
    • Other fixtures/facilities available include; showers.
    • This is a male changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the standard changing room.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: bench seating.
    • There are lockers within the changing room.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 174cm from the floor.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the changing room.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium step to access the showers.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • Location and Access View
    • The standard changing room was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This standard changing room is located along the corridor to the left after you enter the building.
    • This standard changing room is approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The standard changing room is approximately 8m from the Gym.
    • There is step-free access to the standard changing room.
    • A key is not required for the standard changing room.
    • There is written text signage on or near the standard changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the standard changing room opening is 76cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the standard changing room include; a toilet and a wash basin.
    • Other fixtures/facilities available include; showers.
    • This is a female changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the standard changing room.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: bench seating.
    • There are lockers within the changing room.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 174cm from the floor.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the changing room.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium step to the showers.