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Department of Land Economy (16-21 Silver Street)

University of Cambridge, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge, CB3 9EP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Land Economy staff offices and meeting rooms.

Getting Here

Useful Information

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 students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is 16 Mill Lane car park.
    • The car park is located off Mill Lane.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • 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
    • The 16 Mill Lane building car park includes 2 Blue Badge bays which are approximately 18m from the main entrance at 19 Silver Street.
    • Access to this car park must be prearranged with the university.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - 19 Silver Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Silver Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
  • 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 2 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey the door was unlocked and a key card was not required.
    • There is also outside access at 17A and 21 Silver Street.
    • 16A and 20 Silver Street can only be accessed with a key and are not in use although they can be used to exit the building.
    • 18 Silver Street is blocked off and not in use.

Reception (Main Reception - 19 Silver Street)

  • The Department of Land Economy reception is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lobby/waiting area to the right of the foyer on entering through the main entrance at 19 Silver Street.
    • There is a single door, push to open, heavy, with a width of 85cm followed by a single, clearly marked, deep step into the lobby area (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • Seating in the lobby area is at a height of 37cm with a coffee table at a height of 47cm (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Other Floors (House 19 Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, M, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located immediately ahead to the left on entering via the main entrance at 19 Silver Street.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an identical staircase immediately ahead to the right on entering via the main entrance at 19 Silver Street with a handrail on the left going up only, known as house 18 staircase (as shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8).
      There are similar staircases to the right of the building in Houses 16 and 17. The House 16 staircase has handrails on both sides going up with medium, unmarked steps (as shown in photographs 9 and 10).
      The House 17 staircase has handrails on both sides going up with medium, unmarked steps (as shown in photographs 11 and 12).
      There are similar staircases to the left of the building in Houses 20 and 21.
      The House 20 staircase has a handrail on the right going up with medium, unmarked steps (as shown in photographs 13 and 14).
      The House 21 staircase has a handrail on the right going up with medium, unmarked steps (as shown in photographs 15 and 16).

Outside Access (17A Silver Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right of the building on Silver Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
  • 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is accessed by key card only and gives access to the House 17 staircase.
    • The main entrance is located at 19 Silver Street.

Outside Access (21 Silver Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left of the building on Silver Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
  • 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 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can only be accessed with a key card and gives access to the House 21 stairwell.
    • The main entrance to the building is via 19 Silver Street.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Houses 20 and 21 from Houses 16-19.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written 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
    • Access between houses 16 - 21 is via the main corridor on the first floor (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • Photograph 5 shows the corridor leading from entrance 17A to the staircase.
    • Photograph 6 shows the corridor leading from entrance 21 to the staircase.
    • There is no step free access throughout the building.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor immediately ahead on entering via the main entrance at 19 Silver Street. There are also female standard toilets on the ground floor of House 17 and on the mezzanine floor of House 21 staircase.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the mezzanine floor of House 19 staircase. There are also male standard toilets on the ground floor of House 16 and House 21.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor of House 19.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial 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 lever twist.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the mezzanine floor of the House 19 staircase.
    • There is stepped 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 poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever twist.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The standard female toilets on the ground floor of House 19 are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The standard male toilets on the mezzanine floor of House 19 are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Standard Shower (House 16 Mezzanine Floor)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the mezzanine floor of House 16 staircase.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The shower room is accessed via the House 16 staircase only.
    • The shower room includes a bench at 45cm high and coat hangers at 73cm high.
    • There is a medium step to access the cubicle which includes an adjustable showerhead.