Aston Webb Great Hall Block

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

0121 414 3344

www.birmingham.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • Aston Webb Great Hall accommodates the Great Hall (Ground Floor), the Media Centre and the Learning Development Unit (Lower Ground Floors).

  • Aston Webb Great Hall Block is linked internally to the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle on all floors.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the Edgbaston campus.

  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is University.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is at the side of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 510cm (8ft 6in x 16ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd) from the ground floor accessible entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the ground floor accessible entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a small shallow step in front of the entrance.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The Great Hall and Media Centre are linked to the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle.

  • All floors can be accessed via the lift just inside Aston Webb B Block.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M.

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Media Centre production galleries and Radio Room.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside Aston Webb B Block.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-M-G-1.

  • The lift is 34m (37yd) from lower ground floor entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 137cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the stage.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a platform lift to access this area/service.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the side of the stage.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-UM.

  • The lift is 70m (77yd) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 79cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The nearest adapted toilets are located on the ground floor of the Aston Webb semi-circle and Domes, close to the main reception desk, additional facilities can be found on the lower ground floor, outside the Media Centre.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located in the Media Centre.

  • Unisex toilets are 85m (93yd) from the main lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located in the Media Centre.

  • The standard changing room is 85m (93yd) from the main lift.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.