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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 213 rooms with shared facilities including kitchens, showers and toilets.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include launderette.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Approaching from the north-west or south-east along the M6: Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M).
      At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road.
      Take B4127, Wheeleys Road, Edgbaston Park Road and Somerset Road to Pritchatts Road to Oakley Court, which is approximately two and a half miles from the city centre.
      Approaching from the M42 north: Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above.
      Approaching from the south west: Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38.
      Approaching from the M40: It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road.
    • There is no available parking at Oakley Court.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses X21 and X22 run along Wheeleys Lane, Edgbaston Park Road, Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive from the city centre and stop near Blood & Transplant Centre Stop ID nwmapjgd .
  • 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.
      Oakley Court is approximately a 15-minute walk from University Station via Vincent Drive and Pritchatts Road.
  • 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 not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Flat 12)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located is within Oakley Court to the right of the court complex.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is 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 easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the front and sides of the flats complex.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the middle of Oakley Court complex.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Each flat has separate bedrooms and shares a communal kitchen, dining area, shower room and toilet.

Accommodation

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located within Oakley Court Complex adjacent to flats.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.