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Accelerator Building

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RQ

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  • Services / facilities within the building include a laboratory/studio and offices used by the BBC programme "Bang Goes The Theory".
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    • The Accelerator Building does not have a unique postcode. (It receives no postal deliveries).
    • The postcode given here, for satellite navigation purposes, is for the adjacent Genome Building.


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Car Park 1)

  • This car park is only for permit holders and Blue Badge holders only.
  • There are no parking charges for permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 9 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.7m x 4.5m (12ft 1in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 54m (59yd) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is not accessible to a wheelchair.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There is a steep slope leading down to this building from Car Park 1.
  • Blue Badge holders can park in the area directly outside the building (shown in photograph 2).
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite Pevensey II.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Level Change (Main Laboratory)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the side of the main laboratory.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

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