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Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West)

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Services/facilities within the building includes office accommodation for Legal Services and the Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellors, research facilities for Natural Sciences, and two Lecture Theatres.
    • Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) is linked internally to the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle on all floors.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the Edgbaston campus next to and adjoining the Aston Webb Semi-Circle & Domes.
  • The venue is not on a road with a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline Railway Station is University.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Hills Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 450cm (8ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (22ft 12in) from the lower ground floor accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 7m (22ft 12in) from the lower ground floor accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Parking (Ground Floor Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 510cm (8ft 6in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd) from the ground floor accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the ground floor accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the far side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Ground Floor Accessible Entrance)

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

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Lecture Theatres WG05 and WG12 have level access to the front but there are no designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • These lecture theatres are being refurbished during the summer 2010 vacation period.
    • On the lower ground floor of Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle Building there is level access to the ground floor of the adjoining Frankland Building.
    • The link to the ground floor of the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle Building is via a ramp and steps.
    • Please see the seperate guide for more details.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Legal Services and the Earth Sciences laboratory.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest adapted toilet is located on the ground floor of the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle, close to the main reception desk.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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