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Broadway Plaza

220 Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham, B16 8LP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Travelodge Hotel, Bowlplex Bowling Centre, AMC Cinema, Broadway Casino, Frankie & Benny's and Subway.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Five Ways.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is multi storey.
  • The car park is underneath the plaza.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 465cm (10ft 2in x 15ft 3in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
  • The furthest designated bay is 46m (50yd) from the lift.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • The car park surface is concrete.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 210.

Outside Access (Access From Ladywood Middleway)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Ladywood Middleway.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Access From Ladywood Middleway)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the walkway leading up to the plaza.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Access From Francis Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Francis Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Level Change (Access From Francis Road)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the plaza walkways.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Plaza)

  • The plaza has 2 split levels.
  • The raised walkway has flat access from either access point and is where the escalators and stairs to the car park are located.
  • The lowered walkway has a moderate slope
  • and is where the lift and toilets are located.
  • The walkways join together at either end of the plaza.
  • Between the walkways is a central wooden decking seating area.
  • This area is accessed by 3 medium, clearly marked steps from either walkway
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Alternatively there are 5-6 medium, clearly marked steps at either side of the central decking which link the walkways.
  • These steps do have handrails.
  • Step free bench seating is also provided.

Other Floors (Car Park)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -2-1-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 lighting level is medium.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are -2-1-G.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The head and foot of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The steps between -1 and ground level are not marked.

Lift (Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the lower section of the plaza.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2-1-G.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the lowered walkway between the gym and cinema.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of security staff if present.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 185cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 72cm (2ft 4in).

Standard Toilet(s)

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