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Haworth Building

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Chemistry staff offices, research laboratories, lecture theatres and storage facilities.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the Edgbaston campus.
  • This venue is situated in Edgbaston Campus.
  • 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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This venue does have its own car park.
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is in between Haworth and front of the Mechanical Engineering Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is 1 designated parking bay within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay is 5.5m x 3.5m (18ft x 11ft 5in).
    • The designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.
    • There are also 2 further designated bays available outside the Mechanical Engineering Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Motorised wheelchairs are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Teaching Facilities (Lecture Theatre 101)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the front of the theatre.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • It is 30m (33yd) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is an infrared assisted hearing system installed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The headsets are obtainable through the University department - Learning Spaces.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main foyer immediately ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Lift (Goods Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 220cm (3ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Level Two)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level two.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are L2-U2.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 138cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Teaching Facilities (Lecture Theatre 203)

  • There no designated spaces for wheelchair users, but there is level access to the front of the lecture theatre using the Level Two Platform Lift.
  • There is an infrared assisted hearing system installed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The headsets are obtainable through the University department - Learning Spaces.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the main foyer on the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to the 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 205cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.
  • Comments View
    • Evacuation Chairs are available within this building for the use in the event of an emergency.