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Resource Centre

University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Birmingham New Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an NCP Car Park located on Newhall Street.
    • Any disabled students will need to apply for a permit to park in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Summer Row.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 124cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • he door can also be operated by a swipe card.
    • The swipe card reader is at a height of 104cm.
    • There are 2 revolving doors to the left as you face the accessible entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the rear car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the car park, leading up to the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Security)

  • The desk/counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Automatic barriers are to the right as you face the security desk
    • These barriers are 65cm in width.
    • There is an accessible barrier on the far left which is 90cm in width.

Entrance (Resource Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG and G.
    • The stairs are located next to the platform lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Resource Centre entrance.
    • There are 5 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Lift (Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within the Resource Centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and LG.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the resource centre entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 91cm x 140cm (2ft 12in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Counter (Sales Shop)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Resource Centre entrance.
  • The Sales Shop is located within the Resource Centre.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception 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.

Counter (Assignment Service)

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Resource Centre entrance.
  • The Assignment Service is located within the Resource Centre.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet (Restaurant)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the restaurant entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the restaurant.
    • There are additional accessible toilets on the third, sixth, eighth and tenth floors. These accessible toilets have the transfer space on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 216cm x 200cm (7ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet in the restaurant.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Building)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.