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Department of Engineering (James Dyson Building)

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

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Introduction

  • Link Ground Floor - Teaching Room, JDG-14 Meeting Room, stepped access to the Baker Building on the ground floor
    Ground Floor - Biomechanics Research Lab, Bulk Superconductivity Group, Dynamics and Vibration Research Group, Offices JDG-12 and JDG-13, Seminar Room
    Link Office - JD0-01 - Meeting Room
    First Floor - Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, Computational Geomechanics Research Group, FIBE-CDT Students, Laing Rourke Centre, Offices JD1-02, JD1-05, JD1-16 and JD1-17
    Link First - Atrium, JD1-18 Meeting Room
    Second Floor - Fluid Dynamics Group, JD2-02, JD2-05, JD-16
    Link Second Floor - JD2-18 Meeting Room
    Third Floor - Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Energy Efficient Cities Initiative, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment, Offices JD3-02 - JD3-05, JD3-16 and JD3-17
    Link Third Floor - JD3-18 Meeting Room.
  • The link floors of the building connect into the Baker Building and can be accessed from the rest of the building by lift or stairs.
  • Department of Engineering (Baker Building) link (new tab) - click here.

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 visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Baker Building / James Dyson Centre Parking.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional standard parking for this site located to right and rear of the Inglis Building.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Baker Building and James Dyson Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • 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 Baker Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Baker Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Baker Building.

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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 slight.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • 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 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Baker Building First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Baker Building on the first 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances located on the office, second and third Link Floor of the James Dyson Building.
    • The office floor link door can be seen in photograph 2, the second floor link door can be seen in photograph 3 and the third floor link door can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There is stepped access to the ground floor area of the Baker Building via the ground floor.

Reception

  • The reception is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The fixed loop is located within the James Dyson Building Seminar Room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Link G, G, Link Office, 1, Link 1, 2, Link 2, 3, Link 3.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 not a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Link G, G, Link Office, 1, Link 1, 2, Link 2, 3, Link 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 165cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 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.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located to the rear of the building on the ground, first, second and third floors.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the rear of the building on the ground, first, second and third floors.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main 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 heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 147cm x 220cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush 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 no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 153cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is 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 backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can 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 fair.
    • 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 mixer.
    • 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 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 fair.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets on floors 1, 2 and 3.
    • The first floor accessible toilet can be seen in photograph 5 and has its transfer space to the right.
    • The second floor accessible toilet can be seen in photograph 6.
    • The third floor accessible toilet can be seen in photograph 2 and has its transfer space to the right and can be seen in photograph 7.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in front of you on entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • There is pictorial 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 89cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is no door to access the toilet area. At the end of the corridor turn left then right for the male toilet, or right then left for the female toilet.