Staff House

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

0121 414 3344

www.venuebirmingham.com/meet/conferencepark

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services/facilities within the building are restricted for the use of staff, postgraduate students and their guests and include licenced bar facilities on the Ground Floor - The Bratby Bar; staff office accommodation and a café area on the First Floor - Cafe Aroma; a dining room / refectory area on the Second Floor – the Noble Room, and the Astor Suite & Restaurant on the Third Floor.

  • There is level access to all restaurant/bars and the lift via the restaurant entrance.

  • The toilets are only accessible via the Accessible Entrance.

  • The venue is situated within at 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.

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  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • At the time of the survey, significant development works were being undertaken in the immediate vicinity of this building, affecting the car parking arrangements.

  • 3 temporary designated bays, 3.10 x 4.70 m, were available at the front of the building.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear 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 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

  • Level access to the reception and toilets is via this entrance.

  • 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear 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 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.

  • Level access to the restaurant and lift is via this entrance.

  • 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp bypasses the steps.

  • 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 by revolving.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 10 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The desk is 16m (17yd) from the accessible entrance .

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • This is an unmanned desk.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The following information is for the restaurant.

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

  • Food is available from the bar.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 9m (29ft 6in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the counter from the bar.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • Level access to the counter is via the Restaurant Entrance.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is 58m (63yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 112cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 3m (9ft 10in) from the Accessible Entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the accessible entrance.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 218cm x 218cm (7ft 2in x 7ft 2in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

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

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter the accessible entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) from the Accessible Entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Similar standard toilets are also located on the third floor.

  • 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.