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Madingley Rise House

University of Cambridge, Madingley Rise, Cambridge, CB3 0EZ

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Introduction

  • Ground Floor - Offices and Common Room
    First Floor - Offices.
  • There is step free access between the BP Institute and Madingley Rise Hall on the ground floor via push pad automatic door.
    There is a single manual door on the first floor of the BP Institute leading into Madingley Rise Hall which provides the only step free access into rooms 28a and 43a as well as the standard female toilets within Madingley Rise Hall. There is no step free access to the rest of the first floor in Madingley Rise Hall.
  • BP Institute link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building 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 BP Institute and Madingley Rise Hall Car Park.
    • The car park is located next to the BP Institute and Madingley Rise Hall.

Site/Campus Car Park (BP Institute and Madingley Rise Hall)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the BP Institute, and Madingley Rise Hall.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are BP Institute, Madingley Rise Hall.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit 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 level access to the car park from the BP Institute.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the campus entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the BP Institute.

Site/Campus Car Park (Madingley Rise Visitor Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are APM Building, Battcock Centre, Hoyle Building and Kavli Institute.
    • 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 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 330cm x 433cm (10ft 10in x 14ft 2in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • 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 APM Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the APM Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the APM Building entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The main route to the entrance from the car park involves heading through a small passageway with a width of 105cm which can be seen in photograph 4.

Entrance (BP Institute)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left as you enter the BP Institute via its main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance door from the BP Institute into Madingley Rise Hall in the same location on the first floor which can be seen in photograph 2.
    • This entrance is heavy, opens towards you and has a width of 74cm.
    • This entrance provides the only step free access to the female standard toilets as well as rooms 28a and 43a within the building. There is no step free access to the rest of the first floor.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to Room 31.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps are located on the first floor from the area accessed via the link entrance from the BP Institute. Which includes rooms 28a, 43a and the female standard toilets.
      The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
      There are a further eight steps to access the rest of the first floor which are part of the main staircase.
    • 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 good 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.
  • Comments View
    • The main corridor on the ground floor from the main entrance foyer is accessed via push pad operated automatic doors which can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There are doorways within the building which have a width of less than 75cm. One can be seen in photograph 3.
    • The common room can be seen in photograph 4.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to your right on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
    • There is an additional staircase to the rear right of the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 30, 36, 37, 38a, 53a and 53b.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located to the left of the building in the male toilets on the ground floor. There is no accessible toilet in the female toilets.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor to the left of the building.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground to the left of the building.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located to the rear right of the building on the ground floor.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the male toilet area along the corridor to your left on entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a male toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 54cm (1ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 192cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 4in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • 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 colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • Some fixture are located outside of the cubicle in the main area of the male standard toilets.
    • The sink has a height of 90cm from the floor and has a handheld soap dispenser provided, the towel dispenser is at height of 146cm and the hand dryer at a height of 132cm.
    • The 54cm door into the cubicle and how it appears externally from within the male standard toilets can be seen in photograph 3.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the rear right of the building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.