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Bullring and Grand Central - Upper Level East Mall

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

Outside Access (Newgate)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Saint Martin's Walk.
  • This entrance gives access to the upper level of east mall.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
  • The push pad or push button is 113cm from floor level.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
  • The opening width for the manual doors is 180cm.

Internal Area(s) (Upper Level East Mall)

  • Digital wayfinders are not available.
  • Information posts are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • There is 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.
  • The following types of seating can be found in this area; chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests.
  • There are some centrally located kiosks or shops along walkways in this area.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Background music is not played in this area.
  • There is step free access in this area.

Escalator(s) (East Mall Main)

  • Wayfinding signage is provided for escalators.
  • The escalators go both up and down.
  • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are Lower Level, Middle Level and Upper Level.
  • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
  • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
  • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Other Floors (East Mall)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are located in the east mall, to the right as you enter via the Moor Street entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Lower Level, Middle Level and Upper Level.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Changing Places (Upper Level - East Mall - Left and Right Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located on the Upper Level, to the right of the East Mall lifts.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the customer service desk.
    • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 276cm x 396cm.
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 92cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 142cm from the floor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the Middle Level of East Mall.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper Level - East Mall - Female)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The female toilet is located on the Upper Level, to the right of the East Mall lifts.
  • 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 height of the lowered wash basin is 75cm.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • The nearest standard male toilets are located on the Middle Level of East Mall.
  • Baby change facilities are available in the toilet that was surveyed.
  • The height of the baby change table is 91cm.

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