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Obituary: Wycliffe Noble

28 April 2017

Wycliffe Noble was an architect who championed accessible building design.

Buildings he has made accessible for disabled people include Park House, Sandringham, Somerset House, the Royal Albert Hall and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster. He was awarded the OBE for his services to accessibility in 1976.

He had strong associations with RADAR, one of our legacy organisations.

DR UK CEO Liz Sayce said:

“I am so sorry to hear of Wycliffe’s death. I met him when he won the Radar People of the Year award for his longstanding and hugely influential work on accessibility for disabled people. He made a fantastic contribution to disabled people’s lives over many years.”

Former Chair of RADAR and Disability Rights UK Phil Friend said:

“Like Liz Sayce, I remember him well from my time as Chair at RADAR and more recently as chair of Disability Rights UK.

He was a tremendous supporter of disabled people's independence and as you know better than any of us he dedicated his life to ensuring that the world is a more accessible place. We owe him much and he will be sadly missed.”

Wycliffe was also drummer with the Salvation Army group, the Joystrings, which charted twice in the early 60’s.

To find out more and view tributes go to https://wycliffenoble.com/