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University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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Introduction

  • Basement - Estates and Guild of Students.
  • Ground Floor - Reception, Cakes and Bakes, Resource Centre, Coffee Pod, Brasserie Restaurant and Atrium Restaurant.
  • First Floor - Finances and Information Services Unit and Learning and Skills Development Centre.
  • Second Floor - Product Development Kitchens and Training Kitchens.
  • Third Floor - Office of Vice Chancellor, Boardroom, Admissions Unit, Marketing Unit and Personnel Unit.
  • Fourth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Fifth Floor - Student Cafe and Library.
  • Sixth Floor - Teaching Rooms and Think Tank.
  • Seventh Floor - Student Information Suite, International Students Centre, Registry, Attendance, Curriculum and Quality Unit, E Learning Unit, Industrial Placement Unit and Examinations Unit.
  • Eighth Floor - Rooftop Coffee, Teaching Rooms and Lecture Theatres.
  • Ninth Floor - Knowledge Transfer and Resource Centre and Language Suite 1.
  • Tenth Floor - Business Hub @ UCB and Language Suite 2.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Birmingham New Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an NCP Car Park located on Newhall Street.
    • Any disabled students will need to apply for a permit to park in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Summer Row.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 124cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • he door can also be operated by a swipe card.
    • The swipe card reader is at a height of 104cm.
    • There are 2 revolving doors to the left as you face the accessible entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the rear car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the car park, leading up to the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception foyer.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located between the main entrance and the reception desk.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the main entrance and the reception desk.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (Security)

  • The desk/counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Automatic barriers are to the right as you face the security desk
    • These barriers are 65cm in width.
    • There is an accessible barrier on the far left which is 90cm in width.

Cakes & Bakes

  • The shop is located on the ground floor, just beyond the turnstiles and barrier.
  • The shop sells both hot and cold drinks, cakes, bread and light refreshments.
  • The shop is open 09:00 - 16:15, Monday to Friday.
  • The shop is accessed through an opening which has a roller shutter and is 246cm in width.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are tactile markings on the handrails of the stairs to assist persons with sight impairments.

Lift (Staff, Visitor and Disabled Persons)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the entrance to the restaurants.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 90cm (3ft 9in x 2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Student)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor, on the seventh floor and on the eighth floor.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 110cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Coffee Pod

  • There is a Coffee Pod located in the main foyer.
  • The Coffee Pod sells hot and cold drinks and light refreshments.
  • The Coffee Pod is open 08:30 - 15:30, Monday to Friday.
  • The Coffee Pod has a seating area with a TV and this is located on a mezzanine level.
  • The seating area is not accessible for those who are wheelchair users or those with mobility impairments.

Other Floors (Coffee Pod)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and M.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The seating area is not accessible for those who are wheelchair users or those with mobility impairments.

Entrance (Guild of Students)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Access is via the platform lift in the Resource Centre.

Entrance (The Office of the Vice Chancellor & Principal)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).

Entrance (Cafe - Fifth Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the fifth floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Eating and Drinking (Cafe - Fifth Floor)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Rooftop Coffee)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the eighth floor entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is light refreshments.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 16:30..
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30..
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30..
    • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30..
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:30..
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Rooftop Coffee Additional Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the upper seating area.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Entrance (Reflection Space)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the eight floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

Inside Access (Reflection Space)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Washroom (Reflection Space)

  • The standard washroom is 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard washroom.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a female and male washroom just beyond the entrance and its for visitors to wash their feet.

Accessible Toilet (Restaurant)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the restaurant entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the restaurant.
    • There are additional accessible toilets on the third, sixth, eighth and tenth floors. These accessible toilets have the transfer space on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 216cm x 200cm (7ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet in the restaurant.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 98cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Restaurant)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the restaurant.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the restaurant entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard female and male toilets located on all floors.
    • There are additional standard toilets located on the stairwell, between floors.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Building)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.