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Blossomfield Campus Main Building

Blossomfield Campus, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1SB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Staff are located at the entrances.
  • Additional entrances and exits are currently in place for students to assist with social distancing.
  • Visitors to the college will still use the main entrance and exit points.
  • Some of the additional entrance and exit points may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Please phone in advance for more information.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, in each classrooms and in corridors.
  • There may be restrictions on the number of people allowed into shared services at any one time.
  • People are advised to keep left in corridors and to keep moving to their destination and not congregate in corridors.
  • Signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering, keep left in corridors and to regularly wash / sanitise hands.
  • Floor signs are in place at the main reception desks.
  • All counters now have protective screens.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • Track and Trace is in use for the Hair & Beauty Salons through the NHS COVID APP.
  • Many of the social areas within the college are closed to prevent student bubbles from mixing.
  • Staggered break and lunch times are in place to assist with social distancing in refectories.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Blossomfield Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Solihull.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the main Campus Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 15+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 400cm (16ft 5in x 13ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Main Reception Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 95m (103yd 2ft) from the Main Reception Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the front of the College Building.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a revolving door next to this entrance.

Level Change (Main Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet with clear manoeuvring space is located in the refectory.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There is Braille and Tactile signage throughout the college.
    • Documents including student policies and statements can be also be requested in symbol, on audio tapes and on computer disk.
    • There is a Braille Reader available for students on request.
    • There are 24 members of staff trained at BSL Level 1, 1 member of staff trained at level 2, and 1 member of staff trained at level 3.
    • Throughout the college there are computers which have visual software available.
    • There are fire alarm alerters for people with hearing impairments available at reception.
    • There is a mobile hoist with a hook and loop attachment available on request.
    • There is a Minicom number available: 0121 678 7005.