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North Car Park

Arena Birmingham, King Edwards Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA

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Arena Birmingham Car Parking

  • Arena Birmingham has ample on-site public car park spaces across our car parks: North, South and West.
  • Please note, West car park is for pre-booked and hospitality customers only.
  • Arena Birmingham advise booking your parking in advance for specific events, however you can pay at any time before exiting our car park via the payment kiosks, which take both cash and card, or via mobile.
  • The ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) system reads the registration plates of vehicles entering and exiting the car parks. In addition, there will be more onsite CCTV cameras in operation across all levels, to further increase surveillance coverage within the car parks.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Utilita Arena Birmingham is situated in the heart of the city, on King Edwards Road.
      King Edwards Road is located off the A457.
      Sat Nav users should use postcode B1 2AA and look for directional signage.
    • There are 3 car parks located at the Utilita Arena Birmingham; North, South and West Car Parks.
    • Bus stops are available on Five Ways Island, Brindley Place, Broad Street and Sand Pits.
      All stops are within a 10 - 20 minute walk to the arena.
      If a visitor has travelled by coach to Digbeth Coach Station, then the arena is a 30 minute walk or short taxi journey.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Birmingham New Street.
    • The Utilita Arena Birmingham is situated between 4 mainline stations; Birmingham New Street Station, Five Ways Station, Snow Hill Station and Moor Street Station.
      The arena is approximately 10-20 minute walk from all 4 stations, alternatively each station is a few minutes away by taxi.
      For further information please call National Rail on 08457 484 950 or visit the National Rail website.

Multi-Storey Car Park

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located on Kings Edwards Road.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays are located on level(s) 9 of the car park.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located on Level 5 and Level 9.

Multi-Storey Designated Parking Level (Level 9)

  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is/are 13 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) on this level.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 480cm x 490cm (15ft 9in x 16ft 1in).
    • There is not a 120cm marked zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
  • Paying View
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located on Level 5 and Level 9.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • There is a pedestrian exit located on this level of the car park.
    • The route to the pedestrian exit is accessible to a wheelchair with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • There are not marked walkways on this level to make routes safer for pedestrians.
    • The surface on the approach to the pedestrian exit is tarmac.

Other Floors (Floors 1 to 9)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the car park.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Entrance G)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located just off Level 9 of North Car Park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'G Entrance'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • During events/shows there is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
      Handheld ticket readers are used at this entrance during event opening hours.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

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