University House (Birmingham Business School)

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT

0121 414 3344

www.business.bham.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • University House is the home of the Birmingham Business School, services/facilities within the building include staff offices, seminar and lecture rooms, computer clusters, common room space, meeting rooms and small catering servery with dining area.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the Edgbaston campus, opposite the Guild Building and East Gate, across Edgbaston Park Road.

  • 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 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 27m (30yd) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • 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.

  • Apart from the designated parking bays all other space in the car park is required for service access and deliveries.

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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 automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in) wide.

  • The doors are push pad operated.

  • There are a set of manual doors to the side of the automatic doors.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to 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 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading down to the entrance.

  • There is / are 8 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 ramp overcomes the steps.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is not 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.

  • Most areas can be accessed via lift to the upper floors.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in the main corridor on all floors.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in the main corridor on all floors.

  • There is / are 3 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.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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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 low.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 138cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • There is an alternative lift along the corridor on the right as you enter and this lift should be used to access that end of the building.

  • The lift has similar specifications.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in the main corridor.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • There are two similar lifts in the building at opposite ends of the building that overcome the steps.

  • Which lift to use depends on which side of the building needs accessing.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located on the first and second floor corridors.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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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 34m (37yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter and off to the right of the main 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 185cm (4ft 1in x 6ft 1in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).

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

  • Disposal facilities are not 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 not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

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

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 cannot 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional adapted toilets with similar specifications on all other floors.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located off the main corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 32m (35yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional standard toilets located throughout the building.

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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.