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Aquatics Centre Multi-Storey Car Park (Car Park B)

Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9SS

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  • The car park is run by NCP, but is used by the University for general parking. .
  • University Keycard holders have their own entrance lane.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 23:00.


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

Outside Access (Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Clifford Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Pedestrian Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located throughout the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • The car park type is multi storey.
  • There are 55 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 420cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the pedestrian entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 36m (39yd) from the pedestrian entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 210.
  • Comments View
    • There are 25 designated bays on level 1 (the ground floor), and 10 each on levels 7, 9 and 11.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 10 well marked, medium steps, with handrails both sides (shown in photograph 2), which link the odd and even numbered floors.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 180cm (5ft 6in x 5ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • Even numbered floors 2 - 14 are not accessible via the lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.