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Maple Bank

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Maple Bank forms part of the Vale Village development of Student residences. The Village accommodates over 2700 mainly undergraduate students. At the heart of the Village is the hub which boasts fantastic facilities for all University of Birmingham students, (both residents of the Vale village and elsewhere). The hub comprises of Fusion (a dining and social space), Bar One, (main bar and nightclub), shops and a 24-hour cash machine.
  • Maple Bank consists of 87 flats with 5 study bedrooms The flats are arranged in blocks to accommodate a total of 435 undergraduate students. .
  • None of the flats have been adapted to accommodate a student with mobility related disabilities.
  • The block surveyed was Block 8.

Location

  • The venue is approximately 1.5km, (20 minutes walk) 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 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 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Maple Bank Block 8 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Maple Bank Block 8 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to 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 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Flat 60 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you enter the block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Outside Access (Laundrette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The laundrette is located in a separate building between the Maple Bank blocks.

Level Change (Laundrette 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional flats.

Accommodation

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located on the left as you enter the flat.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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.