Lucas House

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2RA

0121 414 3344

conferences.bham.ac.uk/visiting-us/conference-park/

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff office accommodation, conference/meeting rooms, bedrooms and dining and social facilities, (restaurant and bar). The venue does not provide any bedroom accommodation facilities with suitably adapted bathroom facilities.

  • The venue is situated on Edgbaston Park Road, and forms one of the properties that comprise the University of Birmingham Conference Park. The venue is approximately 0.75km from 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 free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front 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 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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 at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.

  • The desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance .

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the lower ground corridor.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are bedrooms 220 - 326.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 115cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 not 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 controls are 140-150cm in height.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Rooms are located on the ground floor.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

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  • The following information is for the restaurant.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the restaurant entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is varied hot and cold meals.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 9m (29ft 6in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft 0in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 116cm x 130cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the lower ground floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 9m (29ft 6in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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.