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Aston Webb Great Hall Block

Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Aston Webb Great Hall accommodates the Great Hall (Ground Floor), the Media Centre and the Learning Development Unit (Lower Ground Floors).
    • Aston Webb Great Hall Block is linked internally to the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle on all floors.

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 (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 ground floor accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the ground floor accessible 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Great Hall and Media Centre are linked to the Aston Webb Domes and Semi-Circle.
    • All floors can be accessed via the lift just inside Aston Webb B Block.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Media Centre production galleries and Radio Room.

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.

Level Change (Stage)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the stage.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Lift (Great Hall Stage)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the side of the stage.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-UM.
  • The lift is 70m (77yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 79cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest adapted toilets are located on the ground floor of the Aston Webb semi-circle and Domes, close to the main reception desk, additional facilities can be found on the lower ground floor, outside the Media Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the Media Centre.
  • The standard changing room is 85m (93yd) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

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.