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Pembroke College, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1RF

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Getting To and Around Pembroke College

  • Arriving By Car or Bike View
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
  • Accessing the College Site View
    • The main pedestrian entrance to the College site is located in Trumpington Street (Photograph 1). Access is via a level pedestrian double gate that has the left hand gate held open from early in the morning to early in the evening. At other times you would need a key or key card. The opening width of the gateway is 126cm.
    • Pedestrians can also access the site via another double gate just a little further south along Trumpington Street, opposite Little St Mary’s Lane (Photograph 2). For this gate you need to use a key card at all times. The height of the key card reader is 100cm. At this gate it’s the right hand gate that opens giving a width of 75cm. It has to be opened manually and this might be difficult for some people. This entrance is also level but the Trumpington Street pavement can be uneven in places (Photograph 3).
    • There is a third pedestrian entrance on the opposite side of the site in Tennis Court Road (Photograph 4). This is a single gate that you need a key card to open. The gate opens away from you (push) and may be difficult for some people to open. The opening width is 98cm and the height of the card reader is 102cm. There is a 4cm lipped threshold in this gateway and also a very short uneven slope immediately beyond it.
  • Getting Around the College Site View
    • After accessing the Pembroke College site the external access around the various courts and green spaces is mostly open and level but there are some stepped and/or ramped sections. There is a network of paths which are mostly wide (150cm+) but some are narrower (approximately 90cm) and path surfaces do vary. The paths that run around the largest green space (Bowling Green and Garden) have gravel surfaces that may not be suitable for some wheelchair users or people with mobility impairments. In other areas paths tend to have flagstone paving surfaces (which may be slightly uneven in places) and there are also some cobbled areas between main paths (Photographs 5-14).
    • There are 6 steps in the passage between Old Court and Ivy Court. The first 4 steps (leading up to the passage) have handrails on both sides but the next 2 (leading down from the passage) do not. There is also a ramp, with a steep gradient, that can be used to bypass the 2 steps leading down (Photograph 15).
      There is a single step up onto the green outside the Red Building.
      There are 3 steps leading up to the path outside the Chapel but there is also a ramp, with a slight gradient, that bypasses them (Photograph 16). There are 4 steps leading up to M Stair from Ivy Court. These steps have a handrail on the left going up (Photograph 17). There is similar set on the opposite side of Ivy Court outside J Stair. Steps along external circulation routes do not have markings.
    • If approaching the Garden via a gateway outside the Library there is a short steep slope on the approach (Photograph 18). Between the Garden and the Bowling Green there are some short temporary ramps which are 80cm wide with a steep gradient. Another ramp is located on the path leading into New Court (Photograph 19) and also one outside BB in the far corner of Foundress Court.
  • Additional College Site Information View
    • Many of the buildings at Pembroke College have stepped access into and around them (Photographs 20-23). Due to the age of the buildings the staircases do vary in materials and layout. The height and depths of steps are not uniform and neither is lighting, handrail provision/type or step markings. Please see our Detailed Access Guides for further information on access to buildings.
    • There is not much directional signage around the site which means those unfamiliar with the layout will need an escort or a map to reference.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located opposite the Nihon Room.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Staff Only)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Tennis Court Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are AA and BB.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by 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.
    • There is a covered section with a cobbled surface (Photographs 1 and 2) which is situated underneath AA. The access road leading into this area has a steep gradient and is also cobbled (Photograph 3). The remainder of this staff car parking area is the open area to the rear of V, W and X which has a block paving surface (Photograph 4).

Getting To (The Development Office)

  • Location View
    • The Development Office is located on the first floor of N Stair.
    • N Stair is on the North West side of the College opposite the orchard garden. The gardens can be accessed via all entrances to the main site.
    • There is not wayfinding signage along the route to the Development Office.
    • Pembroke College link (new tab) - click here.

Outside Access (N Stair Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'N'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the N Stair entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Office(s) (Development Office)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is not step free access into the room(s) from the corridor.
  • There is/are 7 medium height (11cm - 17cm) step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is not/are not clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the left leading in.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/desk is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Meeting Room(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s) from the corridor.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 33cm and 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located ahead as you enter the building.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m from the N Stair entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.