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Aston Webb 'A' Block

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Aston Webb A Block houses the staff offices, research teaching laboratories, teaching rooms and technical services for the Department of Earth Sciences, part of the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, together with the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
    • The building also houses staff office accommodation for some departments of the Finance Office.
    • Aston Webb A Block is accessible via the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle, lower ground and ground floor entrances.

Location

  • The venue is situated within 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 (Aston Webb Block A Car Park)

  • 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 located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 650cm (13ft 1in x 21ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Aston Webb Block A main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Aston Webb Block A 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.

Outside Access (Aston Webb Block A Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Aston Webb A Block is located off the Domes and Semi-Circle corridor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • 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 at the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from Aston Webb Block A main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 80cm (3ft 11in x 2ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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.
  • Controls are out of reach.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Level Change (LGM16 & LGM17)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located off the lower ground corridor.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (First Floor Dome Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located on the first floor, and lead to the Domes main corridor.

Level Change (Instrumental Lab)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located on the first floor of Block A and lead to the instrumental Lab and the Dome corridor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest adapted toilets are located on the lower ground of the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle Building, next to the media centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.