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Cobden Hotel

166 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 9NZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a leisure club and meeting rooms.

Location

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

Parking

  • 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 220cm x 390cm (7ft 3in x 12ft 10in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd) 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.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue, off Hagley Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some parts of the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 140cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 3.
    • There are 174 rooms in total.
    • There are 30 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 144 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are not accessible ensuite facilities.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Level Change (Floors 1, 2, 3)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the main corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Restaurant Bar Internal (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main 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.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:30 - 09:30.
    • Monday 18:30 - 21:45.
    • Tuesday 06:30 - 09:30.
    • Tuesday 18:30 - 21:45.
    • Wednesday 06:30 - 09:30.
    • Wednesday 18:30 - 21:45.
    • Thursday 06:30 - 09:30.
    • Thursday 18:30 - 21:45.
    • Friday 06:30 - 09:30.
    • Friday 18:30 - 21:45.
    • Saturday 07:00 - 10:00.
    • Saturday 17:00 - 21:45.
    • Sunday 07:00 - 10:00.
    • Sunday 17:00 - 21:45.

Level Change (Restaurant)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the restaurant.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Lift (Leisure Club)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 25m (27yd) from main lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 155cm (2ft 9in x 5ft 1in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be accessed by going up to the first floor in the main lift and then across the main corridor.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the basement.
    • The fitness suite is 16m (17yd) from the leisure club lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 07:00 - 22:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial, tactile and Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is 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 is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 225cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails 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 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the leisure club lift.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the leisure club in the basement.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located outside in the garden.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.