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Oakley Court

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • The venue is situated on the Pritchatts Park Village. The Village offers a home to over 700 students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) from all over the world, in self-catered accommodation.
  • Oakley Court comprises a number of 21 individual purpose-built flats, ranging in size from 5 – 13 bedrooms per flat, plus 36 ‘duplex’ flats designed with shared bathroom facilities for 2 residents. A total of 231 undergraduate students are accommodated within the venue.
  • The building surveyed was Flat 13.

Location

  • This venue is located north of the main campus approximately 1 kilometre from the centre of the University.
  • 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

  • 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 front 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 320cm x 500cm (10ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 106m (116yd) from the Flat 13 main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 116m (127yd) from the Flat 13 main entrance.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is block 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.

Outside Access (Flat 13 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Flat 13 Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Motorised wheelchairs are allowed in public parts of the venue.
    • There is level access to the kitchen.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located in the main corridor.
    • Adjoining rooms are not 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-R.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 additional rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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.