Park House

40 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TT

0121 414 2260

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Guide Last Updated: 22/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, a small research library, computer cluster facilities, teaching rooms and a dining facility for the Health Service Management Centre.

  • The venue is situated in Edgbaston Park Road, approximately 1km, (15 minutes walk) from the centre of the University.

  • 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.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 220cm x 550cm (7ft 3in x 18ft 1in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Please be aware that you need to pay for parking and you must purchase a pay & display ticket when parked at Park House.

  • Current parking charges are:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.00

  • 1 - 3 hours £3.00

  • 3 - 5 hours £4.00

  • 5 + hours £6.00

  • University of Birmingham students pay £1 per day for parking (provided they are in possession of a student car permit).

  • University of Birmingham staff members pay £1 per day for parking. (provided they are in possession of a car permit).

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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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • CCTV cameras have been installed at the front entrance of the building.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 152cm (4ft 12in) 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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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • The width of the library aisle is 60cm.

  • Staff can get books for staff/students if needed.

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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 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 30m (33yd) from the main 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).

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are not clearly written.

  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.

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

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • 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 staff offices.

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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 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • 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 sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 158cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • 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 not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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).

  • There is a sink.

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

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The adapted toilet is located within the standard female toilets.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located along the main corridor.

  • The female toilets are 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the left as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.

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

  • 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.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.