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52 Pritchatts Road

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • This building houses the School of Health & Population Sciences – Nursing and Physiotherapy.
    • The facilities include staff offices, seminar rooms, practical training spaces, and a computer suite.
    • This building is linked to the Gisbert Knapp Building. Both buildings share the same entrances.

Location

  • The venue is situated to the North East of the centre of the Edgbaston campus.
  • 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.
  • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 450cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the 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 tarmac.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • There is also a car park at the rear of the building (shown in photograph 2), which has a loose chippings surface and no designated Blue Badge bays.

Outside Access (Main 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 automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The second set of doors open towards you.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the bridge leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Level Change (Access From Rear Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the main foyer and the ground floor.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Access From Rear Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter the rear entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 132cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • 52 Pritchatts Road is internally linked to the Gisbert Kapp Building.
    • Gisbert Kapp Building can be accessed via the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 165cm x 200cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Nursing and Physiotherapy)

  • The reception desk is 12m (13yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • This reception is located on the second floor.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:45 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 08:45 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 08:45 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 08:45 - 15:00.
    • Friday 08:45 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor next to the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the ground floor corridor.
    • The female toilets are 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the ground floor next to the lift.
    • The male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are additional standard toilets located throughout the building on all floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.