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Bullring and Grand Central - Grand Central Link Bridge

Bullring and Grand Central, Birmingham, B5 4BU

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the map of the shopping centre please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language. Please phone the venue in advance for more information.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Shopmobility on 0121 632 1509.
  • Shopmobility is located on -1 level in Central Car Park. Free hire of equipment is available to members.
    For information on Shopmobility please click here .

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

Parking

Grand Central

Entrance (Grand Central to Link Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from Grand Central to Link Street.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Entrance (Link Street to Bullring Link Bridge)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from Link Street to the Bullring Link Bridge.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance (Bullring Link Bridge to Bullring)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the Bullring Link Bridge to the Upper Level of the West Mall of Bullring.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Grand Central - Bullring Link Bridge

  • Link Street and Bullring Link Bridge connect Grand Central with the West Mall Upper Level of the Bullring.
  • Link Street contains a variety of shops, caf├ęs and restaurants.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There is step-free access.

Internal Area(s)

  • Digital wayfinders are not available.
  • Overhead signs are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles, wood and laminate.
  • There is some flooring with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • There are some centrally located kiosks or shops along walkways in this area.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Background music is not played in this area.
  • There is step free access in this area.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Upper Level - West Mall - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of Victoria's Secret.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a shared toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 197cm (5ft x 6ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a sensor flush.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
  • The toilet has a backrest.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
  • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 87cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • The height of the baby change table is 90cm.
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    • There is an additional accessible toilet to the right of the accessible toilet surveyed.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper Level - West Mall)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The female and male toilets are located to the left of Victoria's Secret.
  • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
  • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
  • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
  • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
  • The height of the lowered wash basin is 64cm.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
  • Lighting levels are good.

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