The siting and massing of the building leads occupants and visitors via a public space at the corner of South Parks Road and St Cross Road towards a main entrance near the centre of the site.
A landscaped stepped portion of the plaza provides managed access to teaching and conference spaces at the lower ground.
A discrete entrance along St Cross Road provides occasional access by invite for vulnerable patients and their companions that visit the mental health research groups of Experimental Psychology.
A layby zone along South Parks Road allows vehicles to drop-off visitors.
The plaza is designed to manage various directions of approach, from the Science Area, University Parks, cycle routes and cycle storage locations.
Cycle parking will be provided as a mix of street side hoops that are sheltered by the buildings overhang along St Cross Road, around the plaza and along the north side of South Parks Road. Further spaces are provided in new secure sheltered constructions south of the CTL building and between the new Life and Mind Building and the neighbouring Biological Sciences Building.
Parking within the block will be reorganised to omit staff parking, and better distribute operational and accessible (disabled) parking. Accessible parking as well as spaces for relatives of vulnerable EP volunteers will be provided at the William Dunn School across the road, the only available location within reasonable proximity of the Life and Mind Building entrances.