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5-11 Fitzwilliam Street

Queen's University Belfast, 5-11 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast, BT9 6AW

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  • This building contains self contained flats for staff accommodation. This building is split into two halves between 5-7 Fitzwilliam Street and 9-11 Fitzwilliam Street.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • This venue is located opposite the main campus area across University Road. The main campus area is located to the south of Belfast City Centre.
    • There is unmarked on street parking along Fitzwilliam Street. The Fitzwilliam Street campus carpark is located in this area, accessed via the centre of Fitzwilliam Street and is for Staff and Visitor permit holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • There are bus stops located near the Main University Area on University Road which serve routes 8a, 8b, 8c, 8d, 13, 22a, 93, 209, 238, 251u, 261, 273, 522, 524, 524a. There is also one on College Green which serves routes 7a, 7b, 7c, 7d, 29, 29c, 652.
  • By Train View
    • Botanic Train Station is located just to the north of the main university area, approximately 0.4 miles from the Main University Area.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

  • To see more information on Disability Services please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 028 9097 5251.
  • Email:
  • The Disability Services offers support in a wide range of issues, as well as offering help in obtaining the DSA (Disabled Students Allowance).
  • To see more information on Asperger’s Social and Support Group at Queen’s please click here (opens new tab).
  • The group meets at least once a month during term-time, usually in the Student Guidance Centre. It allows students to develop friendships, discuss any difficulties which they may experience at university and receive support both from their peers and the group facilitators (two Disability Officers). The group meets in a safe, secure environment where members feel comfortable and accepted. Group activities vary and depend on members’ interests, e.g. watching a film, visiting the Ulster Museum and the Linen Hall Library, going out for lunch, as well as workshops on healthy eating and stress management.
  • To see more information on University Health Service please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 028 90 664634.
  • Students are entitled to medical services at the University Health Centre.
  • To see more information on Disability Research Network please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 028 9097 5117.
  • Email:
  • The Disability Research Network is a new multi-disciplinary initiative aimed at enhancing collaboration between academics, policymakers, practitioners and community and voluntary sector organisations with an interest in disability studies and research. It provides a unique opportunity for members to share knowledge and disseminate the growing body of disability research being carried out in Northern Ireland, stimulate debate about disability issues and develop collaborative partnerships for future disability research and further development of disability policy and practice.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Fitzwilliam Street.
    • The car park is located in between Fitzwilliam Street and Elmwood Avenue.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • On street parking is available on Fitzwilliam Street.

Site/Campus Car Park (Fitzwilliam Street Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Fitzwilliam Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Geography Building, Guthrie House, 42 Fitzwilliam Street and Students Union Elmwood.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 530cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Geography Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the 42 Fitzwilliam Street Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the 42 Fitzwilliam Street Building.

Outside Access (9-11 Fitzwilliam Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional step in the threshold for the door which is of a medium height.
    • There are similar entrances for the 5-7 side of the building and the 9-11 side of the building.

Getting Around

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located directly beyond the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the 9-11 entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the main areas of this building.