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Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Aston Webb Semi- Circle and Domes offer office accommodation to Vice Chancellor, the Registrar and Secretary, Pro- Vice Chancellors, Director of Academic Services, and the Development and Alumni Office. Other services include Lecture theatres, meeting rooms and storage facilities.
    • Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle can be used to access Aston Webb A, B and C Blocks, Aston Webb Great Hall and Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West).

Location

  • The venue is represents 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 (Ground Floor 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 side 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 510cm (8ft 6in x 16ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd) from the Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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 View
    • Parking is also available on the lower ground floor, by the Semi-Circle (West) building, A and B Blocks.

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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Link Aston Webb Semi-Circle - West)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West) building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Ground Floor Link Aston Webb Semi-Circle (West))

  • 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Access To & From Security Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground between B Block and great hall.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Access To & From Security Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Motorised wheelchairs are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-UM.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Dome Lecture Theatre/Laboratory on upper mezzanine.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside Aston Webb B Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-M-G-1.
  • The lift is 34m (37yd) from lower ground floor entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 137cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does 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 low.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 32m (35yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Counter (International Student Advisory Service)

  • Comments View
    • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
    • The reception desk is medium height.
    • The desk does not have a lowered section.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
    • This desk is accessible via the Block C first floor entrance situated to the rear of the Domes first floor corridor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Earth Sciences Dome Laboratory)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located on the lower ground leading up to the services.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Level Change (Senate Chamber)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the service.
  • There is / are 15+ 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.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Senate Chamber)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 56m (61yd) from the lower ground floor entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the standard male toilet on the lower ground floor, next to the Media Centre.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is the male toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 206cm (3ft 11in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The female adapted toilet is in the standard female toilets.
    • The transfer space in the female toilet is on the right.
    • The hand dryers are outside the cubicle in the main toilet area.
    • The photo on the right shows the female adapted toilet.
    • There is also an adapted toilet located on the ground floor, close to the Great Hall. This has the transfer space on the right, and also a baby change table 93 cm high.

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.