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Express by Holiday Inn

Birmingham NEC, Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham, West Midlands, B40 1QA

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Chelmsley Wood.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Birmingham International.

Opening Times

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 12 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 540cm (12ft 2in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) 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 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Bar)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 47cm (1ft 7in).

Restaurant Bar Internal (Breakfast Room)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The type of food served here is a breakfast buffet.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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 levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 212cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 179 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 10 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The height of the bed is 57cm (1ft 10in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 16cm (6in).
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 214cm x 179cm (7ft x 5ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • The toilet seat is 45cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible rooms are located on floors 1, 2 and 3 near the lifts.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main foyer.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 166cm (5ft x 5ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • At the time of research, the waste disposal bin was in the lateral transfer space.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • The photo shows the adapted room.
    • Evacuation chair is available.