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Bullring - Centre Car Park

Bullring, 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 available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 00:00.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located beneath the Bullring.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 215cm (7ft 1in).
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • Controls at the barrier are within the range of 100cm to 110cm.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 375cm x 456cm (12ft 4in x 14ft 12in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are a total of 35 Blue Badge parking bays and 19 Parent and Child parking bays across all levels.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There are additional car parks for visitors.
    • Additional parking is available in Edgbaston Street Car Park and Moor Street Car Park.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking is not free for visitors of the venue.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park and at the payment machines in the building.
    • Payment term signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment machines are located Payment machines are located inside the building, in the lift lobby of the car park, on level -1 of the car park and on level -2 of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Centre Car Park middle exit.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Exit (Centre Car Park Middle Exit)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located in the centre of the car park.
    • The exit area/door is not clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step free.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm.

Other Floors (Centre Car Park Middle Exit)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the Centre Car Park middle exit area.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the Centre Car Park middle exit.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, double width, heavy doors to access the stairwell on car park levels -1 and -2.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Car Park level -1, Car Park level -2 and the Lower Level of Bullring.
    • 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 not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical set of stairs at the East Mall and West Mall Car Park exits.

Lift (Centre Car Park Middle Exit)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Centre Car Park middle exit area.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Central Car Park middle exit.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Car Park Level -1, Car Park Level -2 and Lower Level of Bullring.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 189cm x 154cm (6ft 2in x 5ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Route from Centre Car Park to the Bullring

  • There are 3 exits from the car park.
  • The East Mall exit, the West Mall exit and the Middle exit (shown in photograph 1).
  • There are similar doors at all exits.
  • There are similar lifts at all exits (shown in photograph 2).
  • There are similar stairs at all exits (shown in photograph 3).
  • The East Mall and West Mall exit lifts give access to all levels of the Bullring.
  • The Middle exit lift only gives access to the Lower Level of the East Mall of the Bullring.
  • There is step free access by using the lift throughout the car park.

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