Disability Access Guide

Disability Access Guide

Physical Access

College grounds in general

The College entry points on both sides of the River Cam have step-free entry points with automated doors and gates, and step-free routes are available to almost all ground-floor public destinations in College. On the west side of the river, the main Porters' Lodge offers step-free entry into the college from Silver Street, with a mild downward ramp into the college, through automatic doors, all wheelchair accessible. On the east side of the river, the Dokett Gate on Queens' Lane is automated and wheelchair accessible, operated by University Card, or by remote control from the Porters' Lodge. The Old Court entrance from Queens' Lane has two steps up into College and a heavy gate, and is therefore unsuitable for wheelchair users and some individuals with reduced mobility.

Connecting the two sides of College is the Mathematical Bridge, which has steep 1-in-5 ramps on both sides. This is negotiable by powered wheelchairs or mobility vehicles, but unpowered wheelchair users will probably require assistance.

Inside the site, there are step-free routes to most destinations, with occasional ramps.

Connecting the two sides of college is the Mathematical Bridge, which has steep 1-in-5 ramps on both sides. This is negotiable by powered wheelchairs or mobility vehicles, but unpowered wheelchair users will probably require assistance.

Inside the site, there are step-free routes to most destinations, with occasional ramps.

Virtual access as you enter the College

This is the view as you enter the College from the Porters' lodge, known to College members as ''the Round''. It is at the heart of the College on the 'new' side of the river. On this side of the river you'll find accommodation in Cripp's Court and Fisher Building, and the main dining hall (Cripp's Dining Hall), and a variety of seminar spaces. From here you can access the Mathematical Bridge to cross to the 'old' side of the College where you'll find more accommodation, the library, the chapel, Old Hall and Old Kitchens.

 

 

College buildings in general

The majority of residential staircases have steps at entry, even to get to the ground floor. Exceptions, but we do have step-free ramped access to some ground floor rooms. There are two lifts in Cripps Court (at AA staircase, and in the Dining Hall lobby connecting to higher floors on FF staircase). Where automatic doors are fitted, they are operated either by push-button or by University Card: some push-button operated doors become secure card-operated after 8pm.

Function Rooms

Fitzpatrick Hall, used as a theatre and for sport and social events. Level access to lower level through double doors. Tiered seating when seating is in place, but room for a wheelchair. Toilet for disabled persons just outside and to the left.

Old Hall and Munro Room, both in older part of College and used as smaller dining halls. Step-free access, with moveable furniture.

Armitage Room, used for supervisions and meetings, is on the first floor of Cripps Court, accessible from both ends via the AA or FF lifts.

Bar & Conservatory

Level access to both entrances. Spacious inside, with a variety of seating areas. Lowered bar counter. Level access to outside patio. Toilet for disabled persons in nearby corridor.

Cafeteria

Serving area next to hall. Level access through push-button automatic doors. Level and spacious.

Chapel

Level access through double doors, usually one of them bolted from inside. Fixed pew seating, with some ground floor pews.

Dining Hall

Next to cafeteria. Level access through push-button automatic doors. Level and spacious inside, with moveable furniture.

Gardens

Gardens on site, in the older part of College. Mostly level and accessible, but some surfaces are uneven. Level gravel path along river.

Toilets

Two toilets for disabled persons, one on each side of the river. One is in Lyon Court near the bar and Fitzpatrick Hall, and the other is in Walnut Tree Court, with access via RADAR key: a spare key can be collected from the Porters' Lodge.

Porters' Lodge

The Porters' Lodge is the main entrance for pedestrians and is level, with a dropped counter. Both the Porters' Lodge and post room are accessible via automatic doors

Please see the attachment for a accesability map of Queens'

Staying at Queens'

Wheelchair-accessible rooms

Three residential rooms have been adapted for wheelchair user, all with en-suite wet-room showers and toilets.

Laundry

One ground floor laundry, large inside but with a rather narrow door. Second laundry behind Friars' building, rather small and down a slight slope, ground floor.

Emergency procedures

Porters’ Lodge if you will need help evacuating in an emergency. An evacuation chair is housed in our on-site Health Centre, and all the College Porters are trained in its use.