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University College Birmingham, Richmond House, Birmingham, B3 1PB

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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 hair and beauty salon, training rooms, Jacuzzi, steam room and a sauna.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Richmond House is located on Newhall Road which can be accessed off of the A457 via Fleet Street. There are various ways to access the building through out the city.
    • The building does not have its own designated parking, however, there are standard on-street bays on the road in front of the building and public car parks within 300 meters of the building.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stop to the venue is located on Lionel Street. This bus stop only has 1 bus that serves it and isn't a very busy route. The bus that runs through here is bus 101.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station to this venue is Birmingham Snow Hill, which is located approximately 0.5 miles away, off of Queensway. This station is served by 2 main train companies, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception

  • Main reception is located to the left as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers at the reception.
    • The width of the barriers are 70cm.

Entrance (Spa Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the corridor that's directly ahead as you enter the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main 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 160cm (5ft 3in).

Reception (Spa Reception)

  • Spa Reception is located directly ahead as you enter the Spa.
  • The desk is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played within the salon.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly ahead as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 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 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to the left hand side of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the sixth floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the fifth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left hand side as you enter the building, next to the stairs.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.