The Kimber Wing

The College’s new Kimber Wing is now in operation.  It is named after Cecil Kimber, the brilliant collaborator of Lord Nuffield, and because of its site next to the refurbished Morris Garages, where Kimber pioneered the MG motor car. 

The Kimber Wing is a highly specified, fully accessible suite for two disabled students, and a carer. The rooms were designed by David Bonnett Associates, a leading specialist in accessible design.

Full Specification:

Living Space

•    Curtain/blind controls

•    Window sill heights no greater than 800mm

•    Switches and sockets that visually contrast to their background positioned at accessible heights

•    Visual and audible fire alarms

•    Vibration pillows

•    Emergency pull cords connected to the Porters Lodge

•    Adjustable wardrobe rails that lower to the user

•    Height adjustable double bed with collapsible rail guards

•    Tracked ceiling hoist from the bedroom into the en-Suite bathroom



•    En-suite bathroom fully fitted Doc-M pack



•    Electronically controlled, height-adjustable worktops with clear space beneath

•    Hob, oven, sink in the same run of adjustable worktop

•    Pull-out drawer-type storage beneath the worktop


External/General provisions

•    Step free access

•    Scooter charging point

•    Electric vehicle charging point

•    Automated doors throughout

•    Intercom 


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