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Jarratt Hall

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include standard and accessible self-catered accommodation.
  • Jarratt Hall is in the University of Birmingham’s Selly Oak Village and has ensuite self-catered accommodation for 700 students with 6 flats adapted for students with a disability.
  • There is a different post code as part of the address, depending on which block of flats.
    B29 6FQ is the postcode for flats 1-87 and B29 6FG is the postcode for flats 88-129.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Jarratt Hall is located South of the University’s Edgbaston Campus; it’s not necessary to go onto campus to get to Jarratt Hall, which is at 55 Dale Road and accessed from Aston Webb Boulevard (the A38). This venue is located off Aston Webb Boulevard (A38) but can only be accessed by turning left into it, you cannot turn right. There is a roundabout approximately 400 meters from the venues turning you can use if you are coming towards the venue from the east.
    • Jarratt Hall has Blue Badge holder parking adjacent, with limited staff permit holder parking.
      The nearest public car park is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA which is 1 mile and a 21 minute walk from Jarratt Hall, though limited on-street parking may be available closer than this.
  • By Bus View
    • NxBus 1A or 76 buses runs along Aston Webb Boulevard and stops near the University Grange Road entrance and Bournbrook Pavilion. This is a walk of 0.2 miles and around 3 minutes along a generally level route. Bus stop ID: nwmwgpwd
  • By Train View
    • From Birmingham New Street Station around six trains an hour call at University Station and take 8 - 10 minutes. The final destinations for trains are Bromsgrove, Redditch, Hereford and Cardiff Central. Jarratt Hall is a 12 minute walk, 0.5 miles from University Station along new fosse way and Aston Webb boulevard, or along through campus (some sections at an extended gradient).
      Selly Oak train station is 0.4 mile, and a 9 minute walk on a generally level route.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

  • The interactive campus map and link to the mobility map are available here. The interactive map is also available on an app to download to your phone.https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in the halls area.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • Jarratt Hall has Blue Badge holder parking on site. The nearest public car park is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA which is 1 mile and a 21 minute walk from Jarratt Hall, though limited on-street parking may be available closer than this.

Outside Access (Selly Oak Village Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Dale Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception (Selly Oak Village Reception)

  • Selly Oak Village Reception is located just inside the Selly Oak Village Reception entrance.
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Reception 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Flat 100)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Flat 100.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is high 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located just outside the entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are additional sets of stairs located around the halls.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 6 accessible room(s) with ensuite facilities and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 100, Room 1.
    • The accessible facilities are located to your left on entrance to flat 100.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Flat 100, Room 1.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 96cm x 445cm (3ft 2in x 14ft 7in).
    • The bed is 56cm high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 34cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic doors to access both the room and the ensuite which are operated by a fob.
      There is a manual window opener at a lower height in the room.
      A ceiling hoist is available in the room.
      This may be removed if not required by the room's occupant.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are There are lower sink and hobs 72cm.
      There are automatic doors for the kitchen accessed by a fob.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 75cm.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is high.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is high.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

Outside Access (Social Area)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Social Area.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right on entering the social area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Social Area.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is low.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 175cm (5ft 1in x 5ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 134cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 165cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 115cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is low.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Outside Access (Laundrette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are lowered dryers and washing machines are present within the area.
    • These have controls at a height of 95cm.
    • There is seating available in the laundrette.
    • There is a payment card top up machine at a height of 120cm.