Pembroke College

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The Pembroke College main site is made up of 4 distinct quads: 

Old Quad, Chapel Quad, North Quad, Rokos Quad.

Due to the age and mix of the buildings within the College, not all of them are fully accessible. 

Make sure you check the second page with more information on bedrooms, social and teaching spaces.

The good news is that you can get to all the major areas.  There are plenty of accessible bedrooms.

 

This table contains summary information about the building

On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders Yes - 2 spaces
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes - Pay and DIsplay
Main entrance Level. Intercom. Powered door
Alternative entrance N/A
Wheelchair accessible toilets 3
Lift No
Hearing support systems Yes
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There is disabled parking located in the garage (accessed from St Ebbes).

Visitors need to report to the Lodge, to be issued with a fob to open the garage door. 

There is additional parking located off Pembroke Square that is barrier operated by the porters lodge (call ahead on 01865 276444)

There is also disabled parking (council operated) on Pembroke Square and St Aldates (3 spaces in total)

To the rear of the college there are also spaces on St Ebbes (3 spaces in total)

 

 

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The main entrance to Pembroke is from Pembroke Square via the large wooden gates (under the tower).

If the doors are closed there is a door bell to ring to reach the Porters' lodge.

The Porters' normally leave one large door open to allow level access to the Porters' Lodge and the quads beyond. 

Once through the main doors there is a glass door to your left to gain entry to the Porters Lodge, for those that need it, simply push or pull the door as it powered- no need to struggle!

To get to Old Quad and beyond simply pass through the next glass door, that is also powered, to gain access to the quads beyond.

Previously there was a level change to reach Chapel Quad but the area has been landscaped to give all level access to all quads!

To gain access to the bridge and to the new Rokos Quad pass via the chapel quad, in the far corner near the trees is access to the bridge (via a platform lift) and over the bridge to Rokos Quad.

 

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Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets located throughout the site. There is one in the corner located directly in front of you as you enter the Old Quad (via main entrance).  This is the only accessible toilet in this section of the site. 

Once in Chapel Quad, there is an accessible toilet located in the corridor on the ground floor of the staircase leading to the dining hall.

There is also another accessible toilet located in the ante room to Broadgates Hall.  

Once inside the Rokos Quad there is an accessible toilet located off the main atrium of the Henderson Building, underneath the stairs.

There are (of course!) additional private accessible toilets in the accommodation blocks.

 

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There are 4 lifts in total within the site.

There is one external platform lift that carries users from the Chapel Quad to the bridge to cross over to Rokos Quad. It is necessary to press the buttons throughout your journey.

The internal lifts are located:

Chapel Quad where the lift serves the bar, dining hall and Forte Room.

Rokos Quad where the lift takes users down from bridge level to subsequent floors (in the Henderson Building), from here there is access out to the quad, The Wagstaff Building and the Pichette Auditorium and Farthings Cafe.

There is another in the Rose Place Building servicing all floors. 

 

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The site has grown over many centuries and as such has a mix of stairs!

In total there are more than 30 internal and external staircases. Below is  a selection of images to try and represent the mix.

Where possible the College has provided railings and tactile edgings and contrast nosings to aid those with visual and mobility impairments. 

 

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The site has grown over many centuries and as such has a mix of doors!

Around the site, important doors have been powered to allow an easily accesible route around the whole site.  The porters can issue a key fob that will operate these.

Others are on a push button or automatic opener. Some of the older doors are heavy and wooden and those with strength issues might require assistance.

Below is a a selection of images to try and represent the mix.

 

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This Quad contains:

Main Entrance / Porter’s Lodge

Staircases 1- 6

  • JCR
  • MCR
  • Ward Perkins Room
  • Academic Office
  • The Rookery

Almshouse

Broadgates Hall

McGowin Library

 

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This Quad contains:

Damon Wells Chapel

The Hall

Fellows’ Staircase

Staircases 7- 10

  • Mackesy Room
  • Mary Hyde Eccles Room

Broadgates Hall

 

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This Quad contains:

Staircases 11 - 18

  • Burrough Room
  • Hester Room
  • Leung Room

MacMillan Building

 

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This Quad contains:

The Harold H W Lee Building

The Henderson Building

  • Fathings Café
  • The Allen & Overy Room
  • The Andrew Pitt Room
  • Garden Seminar Room

The Bannister Building

The Wagstaff Building

The Rose Place Building

The Mahfouz Building

 

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There are accessible bedrooms located throughtout the site, all are en suite.

North Quad - Staircase 11.

Rokos Quad - The Rose Place Building has 3 accessible rooms.

 

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The McGowin Library is located at the far side of Old Quad.

The main entrance to the library is level access and located through the passage way leading to the Alms Buildings.

The entrance doors to the library are not powered.

Unfortunately the library collections are downstairs and upstairs and there is no lift. The staff are very aware and will fetch materials for any student with mobility problems.

 

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The Pichette Auditorium is located on the ground floor The Harold H W Lee Building in the Rokos Quad.

The main entry is directly opposite the staircase and lift exit.

Wheelchair users should sit at the front of the theatre where there is flexible seating (access at ground floor).

 

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There are many teaching  and meeting spaces across the site.

As you cross over the bridge in the The Harold H W Lee Building  is the Harold Lee Room (a large accessible seminar room).

Addtional seminar rooms can be found in each quad.

There are three accessible rooms located on the first floor of The Henderson Building and two on the ground floor of staircase 8.

 

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The art gallery is fully accessible and reached via a long corridor located at the back of The Harold H W Lee Building.

 

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The JCR is located in Old Quad.

There is an entrance off the passageway corridor, it is level but quite narrow.

There is an accessible entrance located through the passageway (en route to the library).  

As soon as you have passed through the archway on your left hand side (slightly behind you) is the accessible entrance.  This door is powered.

Once inside there is a raised area that occupies the rear half of the room (this is not ramped).

On the other side of the passageway is the Ward Perkins Room which funtions as a JCR TV room.

Access is off the passageway.

 

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The MCR is located on the first floor and is accessed via stairs adjacent to the JCR (Old Quad).  Unfortunately there is no lift access.

Other accessible social areas include Farthings Cafe and the Hall bar!

 

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The SCR is housed in Broadgates Hall which is located off Chapel Quad, but can also be reached from the Old Quad (adjacent to the Porter's lodge). 

For level acces there is a ramped entrance located close to the passageway linking Old and Chapel Quads.

Once inside there is a small ante chamber to pass through into the main space, it is open plan with plenty of flexible seating and a small kitchenette, all on the same level, there a small minstrells gallery that is not accessible.

There is an accessible toilet located off the ante chamber. Some wheelchair users might find this a space a bit tight.

 

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There are kitchens located in every part of the site too!

There no specially adapted kitchens, but they are open plan and spacious.

Some wheelchair users might find the kitchen in staircase 9 a bit tight though!

 

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There are two laundries and although only one is accessible.

The accessible laundry is located in the ground floor of Rose Place Building (Rokos Quod), the other is located in the basement of staircase 14 (North Quad).

There are washers and dryers at the lower level for those with mobility or strength restrictions.

 

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Located at the far side of Chapel Quad is the dining hall (easily recognisable by the large windows and staircase leading up to the entrance).

Lift access to the Hall is located through the doorway to the right hand side of the steps, the lift is in the left hand side (users will require an access card to operate the lift).

Once inside the lift, press '1' to exit the lift out into a lobby where you can pass through in to the Hall, once inside it is all level access.

For access to the Forte Room press '2'. The lift will exit on the opposite side, pass through the door way into the Forte Room.

 

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The Hall Bar islocated underneath the Hall.

Level access is via the lift located off the Hall stairwell.

Press '-1' to access the lobby adjacent to the bar, and through the doors to the bar itself.

 

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There is a cafe located on the ground floor of The Henderson Building in the Rokos Quad.

Farthings Cafe is all level access, there are a few sofas and free standing tables, there is also an outside terrace (weather permitting!).

Opening hours are:

Monday to Friday08:00 - 17:30.

Saturday and Sunday11:00 - 14:00

 

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The Damon Wells Chapel is located in Chapel Quad!

The Chapel is all level access (bar one tiny step), although due to its age some of the paving is quite uneven.  

There are two sets of large double doors, to enter in the lobby area and once again access is level.

 

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