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Maltings Hall of Residence

University College Birmingham, Granville Street, Birmingham, B1 1SB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • Campus opening times remain the same, however opening times for catering outlets, and public-facing services such as hair salons, are subject to change at short notice.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • At the entrance to Summer Row, the revolving door on the left is an exit, and the middle revolving door and automatic door on the right are entrances.
  • At the entrance to MacIntrye House the revolving door on the left is an entrance, and the one on the right is the exit.
  • Users needing to use an automatic door may need to enter via a door marked 'exit'.
  • Hand sanitising stations are situated at entrances, on all floors and outside all catering sites.
  • Catering areas have a limited number of people.
  • There are some one way systems in Summer Row, Macintrye House and The Link.
  • People are encouraged to keep to the left in corridors and on stairs.
  • Floor markings, wall signs and door markers have been installed to assist with social distancing.
  • The capacity within each classroom is marked on each door.
  • Some cubicles within the standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • The capacity of changing areas is stated on the door.
  • There is a number of additional staff to assist with taking contact details.
  • Face masks are compulsory in all communal areas of all buildings, unless exempt.
  • Test and trace QR codes are available in catering outlets.
  • The venue is certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information on the 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard please click here.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Basement - Estates and Guild of Students.
  • Ground Floor - Reception, Cakes and Bakes, Resource Centre, Coffee Pod, Brasserie Restaurant and Atrium Restaurant.
  • First Floor - Finances and Information Services Unit and Learning and Skills Development Centre.
  • Second Floor - Product Development Kitchens and Training Kitchens.
  • Third Floor - Office of Vice Chancellor, Boardroom, Admissions Unit, Marketing Unit and Personnel Unit.
  • Fourth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Fifth Floor - Student Cafe and Library.
  • Sixth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Think Tank.
  • Seventh Floor - Student Information Suite, International Students Centre, Registry, Attendance, Curriculum and Quality Unit, E Learning Unit, Industrial Placement Unit and Examinations Unit.
  • Eighth Floor - Rooftop Coffee, Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Ninth Floor - Knowledge Transfer and Resource Centre and Language Suite 1.
  • Tenth Floor - Business Hub @ UCB and Language Suite 2.

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation, accommodation reception and a laundrette.

Getting Here

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of various blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is/are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 410cm (11ft 10in x 13ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lady astor block entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Useful Information

Outside Access (Reception Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the reception building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception

  • Accommodation reception is located to the left as you enter the Maltings site.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accommodation reception entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Lady Astor House)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Lady Astor House block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • All other block entrances are similar to this one.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 11 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was flat 420, room 426.
    • The width of the door to the room is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 280cm x 500cm (9ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 35cm (1ft 2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 180cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 11 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Outside Access (Laundrette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the laundrette, to the left of the reception entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Laundrette

  • The laundrette has 6 washing machines and 6 tumble-dryers.
  • Each of the tumble-dryers have a easy step in front of them.
  • The buttons on each machine are 95cm high.
  • The machines are paid for using a university card which can be topped up to the left of the black chairs.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no additional standard toilets available for public use.