Disability Resource Centre (DRC)
Department of Pharmacology
- Tennis Court Road,
Cambridge CB2 1PD
- 01223 334 000
- 01223 334 100
- Dr J Dekkers
- 01223 334 002
- 01223 334 100
Location, Services and Transport
Old Addenbrooke's Site. See separate entry for Old Addenbrooke's Site.
Tennis Court Road is one-way northbound, approached from Lensfield Road. Fairly quiet in terms of traffic, but becoming increasingly busy with pedestrians and cyclists at change over times for lectures — just before and after the hour.
Services and shops
City centre. There are a few restaurants and shops, including a small post office, on Trumpington Street on the other side of the site.
Parking at the department is limited. There is one disabled bay on site, contact Reception on 01223 334176 to book this space. There are a few disabled bays on Trumpington Street, but it is advisable to park in Lion Yard multi-storey car park and walk from there if possible.
Other transport options
Citi 4 and Uni 4 bus stop on Trumpington Street. Bus station is a 15 minute walk away. Park and Ride service into the city centre.
Fairly new building, with good access throughout. Security swipe card system in place, with buttons to exit through some doors.
No smoking anywhere in the building.
First aiders and a first aid room in the building.
Evacuation chairs and fire alarm pagers available.
Level access to main entrance and side entrance.
Number of floors
Four floors in total, including ground floor.
Lifts and stairs
Lift to all floors. Stairs all have continuous handrails.
First floor, with level access to back from lift. Tiered seating, with fold-down seats. Two electrically operated adjustable platforms for wheelchairs.
All teaching rooms accessible by lift.
Second floor, with level access from lift. Only staffed 2–4pm during term time, with swipecard entry out of hours.
Computer room on third floor, with level access from lift.
Disabled toilet on ground floor.
Third floor, with level access from lift. Spacious inside, with moveable furniture.
Assistance dogs welcome in public areas, but discuss in advance if you want to take your dog into a laboratory.
Currently no special hardware or software for visually impaired users.
Large print, Braille and audio
Large print information on prior request.
Library and magnification equipment
Lots of photocopiers available.
Signs and wayfinding
Very good, clear signs around the department.
- Good lighting throughout building.
- Stairs are all marked and have handrails.
Induction loop in lecture theatre.
Specific Learning Difficulties and Mental Health Issues
Arrangements for members with Specific Learning Difficulties are on an individual basis, in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre. Discuss your needs with the Disability Liaison Officer.
The information on this page is the responsibility of the Department of Pharmacology. The DRC updates information as it is received from the Department. This page was last updated on 3 January 2013. To ensure the information contained here is current, please check with the Department of Pharmacology.