The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology seeks to comply in all respects with the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. For further information, please see the department's Policy on Disability Discrimination and the website of the Disability Resource Centre.
New Museums Site building
Some of the Department's buildings were built in 1887 and 1901, and so were not designed with people of reduced mobility in mind, but the buildings have been adapted wherever possible. Access by car is from Pembroke Street, which is a one way street. (There is a larger map at How to find us). There are parking spaces for wheelchair users opposite the department. The main entrance is only reachable by a short staircase. There is a back door with a ramp, but for security reasons, there is a gate across the entrance to the passage. If possible, wheelchair users are advised to telephone the person they are visiting to arrange for someone to let them in through the gate and back door. There is a doorbell on the window at the bottom of the steps that lead to the main entrance. The bell will ring in reception, so when the receptionist is on duty, she will contact someone to help you. Alternatively, please phone reception on 01223 334777 or use the security call point by the car parking barrier and ask them to contact the person you are visiting so that we can help you.
The back door gives access to the lower ground floor and a lift to the other floors. The lift is wheelchair accessible. The disabled toilet is on this level next to the back door. There are two lecture theatres, both with enough room for a student in a wheelchair. The Library, computer rooms, seminar rooms, departmental offices and most laboratories are accessible. The canteen and lecture rooms are now fully accessible. There is an induction loop in the main lecture theatre.
The Department of Chemical Engineering is labelled as M15A, M15B and M15C on the site access map giving details of disabled access on sites and into buildings on the New Museums Sites
Tennis Court Road building
Laboratories and offices are located on the third and fourth floors of a building shared with the Centre for Stem Cell Research and the Systems Biology Institute. Postgraduate research only is conducted by the institute. Access for those with severe disabilities could be difficult due to health and safety issues, but each case is decided individually.
The Magnetic Resonance Research Centre (MRRC) was built in 1997 and is located on the West Cambridge Site near the Cavendish Laboratories. The first floor is accessible only by a staircase, but offices and labs on the ground floor are accessible by wheelchair users. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor.