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Faculty of Architecture and History of Art (1-5 Scroope Terrace)

University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PX

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Introduction

  • First Floor - Teaching Rooms, Workshops, First Floor Maddon Library Areas
    Second Floor - Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, Offices, Studio Maddon Library Main Entrance, Main Reception
    Third Floor - Teaching Rooms, Offices
    Fourth Floor - Teaching Rooms, Offices
    Fifth Floor - Post Graduate Centre, Boardroom, Offices.

Opening Times (The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art (Middleton Library))

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is sheltered.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 325cm x 490cm (10ft 8in x 16ft 1in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 9 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 entrances accesses the building on the second floor.
    • There is a similar entrance at the front left of the building for staff only which can be seen in photograph 6.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance accesses the building on the first floor.
    • The width of the ramp may vary due to the position of storage.

Outside Access (24 Hour Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off the courtyard.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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 5 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The fifth step is shallow and is located just inside the entrance. This can be seen in photograph 3.
    • This entrance accesses the building on the first floor.

Outside Access (Workshop Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the accessible entrance.
    • There is step free 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance accesses the workshop area of the building only.
    • The workshop area is on the first floor.

Getting Around (First Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to 1.5 to 1.8.
    • The width of the ramp is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Room 1.5 from the 24 hour entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to shelves 1-10 of the Maddon Library.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 3.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to your left on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the third floor and on the fourth floor.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are other staircases from floors 1, 2, 3 and 4. The staircase to the right of the building can be seen in photograph 2.
      There is a set of stairs immediately to your right on entrance via the accessible entrance from the first to second floors. This can be seen in photograph 3.
      There are additional stairs on the fourth floor leading to the fifth floor. As can be seen in photograph 4.
      There are additional stairs to the fifth floor which can be seen in photograph 4.
      There is a set of stairs to the rear right of the building that go to floors 1, 2 and 3. It also accesses the Centre for Natural Material Innovation which is located between floors 1 and 2. This can be seen in photograph 5.
      The rear staircase also provides the main route to the VIT Room and Lecture Room 1 on floor 2 which are located on the staircase between floors 2 and 3. These steps can be bypassed via an external walkway located to the rear of the second floor studio.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Centre for Natural Material Innovation, Boardroom Supervision Room 5.2, Postgraduate Study Room and Offices on the fifth floor.
  • Comments View
    • On the main staircase Room 2.3 is located between floors 1 and 2, Room 2, 3.7 between floors 2 and 3 and Room 4.6 between floors 3 and 4.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance via the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around (Second Floor)

  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Gallery.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the first floor studio.
  • The width of the ramp is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2. To reach the rear of the studio area, there is a walkway leading directly into the speakers area of Lecture Theatre 1. To access the rest of the lecture theatre there is a medium step or a steep ramp to access it. The walkway can be seen in photograph 3 and the level change in photograph 4.
  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to 2.7 Custodians Office and a standard toilet.
  • The steps can be seen in photograph 5.
  • There are not 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
    • The main corridor along the second floor has a width of 135cm and 92cm at the narrowest point.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located near the main entrance down the corridor to your left on exiting the lift on Floor 2.
  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • 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 not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art (Middleton Library))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the building's main reception on the second floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a separate entrance into the library on the first floor which can be seen in photograph 3.
    • This consists of a heavy, manual door that opens away from you with a width of 80cm. This entrance provides step free access to the lower floor of the library.
    • The door is kept locked so will need to be opened by a member of staff. There is no bell or buzzer at the door to alert a member of staff at this entrance.

Library (The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art (Middleton Library))

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor can be accessed via a separate entrance. A member of staff will be required to open this entrance from inside the library.
    • There is a medium step to access stacks 1-10 in the library.
    • There are some shelves in the library which will require the use of a ladder to access.
    • There are height adjustable tables available in the library as can be seen in photograph 3.

Reception (The Faculty of Architecture and History of Art (Middleton Library))

  • The library desk is located to your right on entering the library on the first floor.
  • The desk is 24m (26yd 9in) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Third and Fourth Floors)

  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to Rooms 3.1 to 3.7.
  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to Rooms 4.1 and 4.7.
  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located just inside the accessible entrance on floor 1.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the rear right of floor 1 to the left of the 24 hour entrance.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located next to the accessible entrance on the floor 1. There are also shared toilets towards the left of building on floor 2 and between the third and fourth floors in the middle and front right staircase.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible 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 signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 176cm x 230cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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) and wall is good.
    • 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 and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 172cm and 176cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • 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 125cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to your left on entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the accessible entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is 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 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.