47 Wellington Square

Faculty of Medieval & Modern Languages - teaching space and offices

This building is partially accessible. There is an accessible entrance at the rear of the building with a powered door; the main entrance has a short flight of steps up to it. Both entrances have access controlled doors. A lift connects the basement and ground floors. The first, second and third floors can only be reached using the stairs. 

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Parking

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There is a department car park at the rear of the building which can only be reached from Walton Street.  As you’re heading north along Walton Street, turn immediately right after the Clarendon Institute and the car park will be ahead of you to the left. This car park is only for the use of staff with a valid permit; there is no student or visitor parking.

If you need to use the accessible entrance you will be able to park here if you have a valid blue badge permit. There is no designated accessible parking in the car park. Please contact the faculty in advance to arrange parking.

There is public accessible parking on St John Street and Wellington Square very close to the main entrance – please note that this main entrance is not accessible for wheelchair users and people with mobility impairments.

Oxford city center blue badge parking map  (725kb)

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Entrances

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The main entrance is at the front of the building on Beaumont Street – there are several steps up to this door. The entrance is access controlled and is opened using a proximity card.

The accessible entrance is to the rear of the building reached via Walton Street - the door is at the far side of the second car park behind the Clarendon Institute. Please see the section above if you need to park near to this entrance. There is level access from the Walton Street pavement through to the accessible entrance although some of the surfaces are rather uneven so please take care. There is a short ramp at the end of the car park up to the accessible entrance. You will need an activated proximity card to use the powered door - the reader is at an accessible height for wheelchair users. Please speak to the faculty before your first visit to get your access card registered. 

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Lifts

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There is a platform lift between the basement and ground floor.  This has powered doors – from the outside of the lift press the button on the right, the door will swing open outwards. When the lift arrives at the correct floor the door will open automatically. There is audio and visual information, and a panic alarm button. The lift has a lever operation which you need to keep held down for the duration of the journey. The lift also has a handrail. 

The lift is located at the back of the building. On the basement level it is next to the accessible entrance; at this level there is a small ramp to get into the lift. On the ground floor, it is at the south end of the building opposite the main entrance.

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Standard toilets

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There are male and female toilets on all floors of the building. In addition there are gender neutral toilets on the first and second floors of the building.

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Accessible toilets

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There is an accessible toilet in the basement. This has a bi-fold door which some people may find harder to open than a standard swing door.  There are also ambulant accessible male and female toilets in the basement.

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Hearing support system

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There are infrared hearing support systems in the basement lecture room, and ground floor lecture room 1.  It is advisable to contact the faculty in advance if you need to use this equipment.

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Opening hours

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There is no reception in the building. Faculty members are able to enter the building between the hours of 8am and 6pm using a proximity access card. 

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Inaccessible areas

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The first, second and third floors can only be reached by stairs and as such are not accessible for wheelchair users and some people with mobility impairments. This means that two (out of five) lecture rooms, all seminar rooms, and many academic offices are not currently accessible for anyone who is unable to use the stairs. 

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 0
Parking nearby (within 200m) Pay and Display
Main entrance Not level
Alternative entrance (level access) Yes
Door entry Manual
Direct contact to reception No
Number of floors 5
Accessible toilets 1
Lift to all floors No
Hearing support system Yes