Access Statement - Clubman Olympian
Rotunda, 150 New Street, Birmingham B2 4PA
Our Clubman Olympian is located on the 2nd floor of a 2008 conversion of a 1960’s office block that is now a residential development. This serviced apartment is one of six types that we have at Rotunda. We have named them all after vehicles from the 1960’s made down the road at Longbridge:
- Mini: Studio apartment
- Clubman: One bedroom apartment
- Clubman-Cabriolet: One bedroom apartment with roof terrace
- Clubman-Olympian: One bedroom duplex apartment with roof terrace
- Maxi: Two bedroom apartment
- Penthouse: Two bedroom apartment with balcony
Before you arrive
You can make a booking via:
● Email: h[email protected]
● Phone: 0121 285 1250
● Website: www.stayingcool.com
Birmingham New Street Train Station is 300m from Rotunda. There is step free access from the station to the building. There is a ramp for the final 75 metres.
The nearest bus stop is on St Martin’s Circus Queensway (100m away) The nearest 24 hour RADAR toilet is in New Street Station, approximately 300m from Rotunda.
Checking in and out
Check in is from 3pm and check out is at noon. That said, we try to be as flexible as we possibly can so do get in touch if you want to arrive/depart outside of these hours and we’ll see what we can do.
There is no car parking in the building, however there are four parking bays reserved for blue badge holders in Worcester Street, which is directly adjacent to the south western side of the building (the same side as New Street Station). There is step-free access from these bays to the entrance of Rotunda.
There is ample parking for all drivers at the Bullring. The Bullring ‘Centre’ car park provides dedicated disabled spaces on level 2 for users of Shopmobility and Blue Badge holders.
Shopmobility offers a valuable service for those with limited mobility, providing a range of motorised and manual wheelchairs for hire that make getting around that bit easier.
Bullring also has disabled parking spaces located in Moor Street and Edgbaston Street car parks
The entrance to Rotunda is in the pedestrian area of central Birmingham. It is on New Street, between Zara and Carphone Warehouse.
Access to the building is gained by ringing the concierge from the panel to the left of the front door. (We will issue you with an electronic door fob for you to use whilst staying with us.)
The reception area is very spacious (30m x 20m) and has a slate floor.
The floor slopes away from the entrance door for 10 m into the centre of the building.
The concierge desk is on the left. It is 50cm high at its lowest point and 90cm high at its highest. The desk is fitted with a hearing loop.
The lifts are directly ahead, in the centre of the building.
Getting from reception to your apartment
The lifts are 5m from the reception desk. The lift doors are 94cm wide and the interior is 140cm by 190cm. The lift has visual and audio floor indicators and a call switch plus an alarm button for emergencies (with direct voice contact with the lift company)
The entrance to the staircase is on the right, just as you reach the central ‘core’ of the building. It is open concrete and has a handrail to the left hand side only (as you go up). The apartment is nineteen flights up. The stairs are 30cm deep, 150cm wide and 18cm high.
The apartments are all arranged off each floor’s central core. We will for the purpose of this document use Level 19 as an example, all other floors (with exception of Ground, 2 and 20) are identical. Apartments are numbered sequentially in a clockwise direction from 1900 to 1913.
There is one area of corridor, from apartment 1903 to 1907. The corridor is 150cm wide.
There are lobby areas outside apartments 1908 - 1913 and 1900. The access to these areas is 110cm wide.
The lighting is provided by halogen spots, which are triggered by motion sensors. Low emergency lighting is permanently on.
The door to the apartment is solid wood, therefore quite heavy. It is 76cm wide and has a deadlock to secure. The door opens into a small hall, which is 140cm x 190cm.
From the hall you can go either into the downstairs bathroom or the kitchen and lounge.
All internal doors have a maximum width of 66cm. The flooring is resin-coated wood and is coloured grey.
The apartment is fitted with smoke detectors in the kitchen and entrance hall (and on the main landing outside).
The fire alarms will sound but do not have any visual indication. There is a fire alarm bell on the main landing. It sounds but does not have a visual indication.
The apartment doors will withstand a fire for up to an hour. In case of a fire that is not within your apartment you should stay inside the apartment until you receive instructions for the Fire Brigade.
The kitchen is open plan with the lounge.
The kitchen is all white and the worktops are 95cm high.
The hob is 95cm high. It is halogen-heated and operated via turn dials.
The oven is electric and has a swing open door (hinged at the bottom). The height of lowest shelf is 46cm. The oven operates through a combination of turn dials; one to select the temperature and one to select the operation.
The sink in within a unit which divides the kitchen from the living / dining area. It is 95cm high and has cupboards underneath.
The fridge / freezer is behind a cupboard door to the right of the oven (hinged right with a 2cm metal lip running the width of the door at the top to open). The highest shelf is 74cm and the lowest compartment is 30cm from the floor.
There is a freezer compartment inside the fridge cabinet, at the top. There is also a separate 3 drawer integrated freezer.
The kitchen is very well equipped with an espresso maker, simple citrus juicer and other standard electrical appliances.
The flooring is resin-coated wood and grey. It contrasts well to the kitchen units. The kitchen area is 110cm at its narrowest point. There are two stools placed on the opposite end of the island for seating, they are height adjustable.
The kitchen is all white – walls, worktop and units. It is well lit with spotlights above the work surfaces and ceiling lights (on dimmer switches).
Lounge / Dining Area
The lounge / dining area is open plan (with the kitchen).
There is a glass-topped, circular dining table 108cm in diameter and supported by metal legs, which are painted white. It is movable. The two chairs are moulded plastic with tubular metal legs.
The chairs are 42cm high.
The table is close to the wall on one side (40cm clearance). There is a 90cm gap between the table and the sofa. Both are moveable and so this gap can be widened.
The carpet is beige in colour.
There is a brightly coloured padded chair and a dark grey, padded sofa with an arm at both ends. The sofa is 35cm high, 65cm deep and 180cm wide.
Furniture is moveable.
There is free space of at least 90cm between furniture and walls
The television has Sky channels (including radio stations) with optional subtitles and teletext. It is operated via a remote control.
There is also an iPod dock with aux cables.
Lighting is via two freestanding floor lamp (150cm high), one desk lamp and ceiling lights on dimmer switches.
The walls are either painted white or papered in dark grey wallpaper.
The windows are fully glazed and run from floor-to-ceiling. Two of the living room windows can be opened fully on a sliding mechanism. There is a small window lip leading up from the lounge to the garden terrace area. The height of the step is 8 cms.
The apartment has curtains at each window, which have no opening mechanism. They slide along ceiling-mounted tracks.
The main bedroom is located on the upper floor via the staircase. (open tread staircase) The staircase is made of toughened glass and has two hand rails either side of the staircase. There are 18 stairs in total. Each step is 20 cms in height.
The staircase is 89cm wide and the steps are 20cm in height each and 27cm wide.
This leads to the bedroom and bathroom but is surrounded by a glass panel wall, a total height of 110 cms.
The carpet is beige in colour. There are no loose rugs.
The bed is 150cm wide x 190cm long with a pocket-sprung mattress with memory foam The bed height is 65cm from the floor to top of mattress (non-adjustable).
The duvet and pillows are filled with synthetic microfiber (feels like down). Bath robes, sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases are 100% cotton.
Largest free space clear of doors and furniture is 80cm by 230cm There are two bedside lamps with tungsten filament bulbs.
There is a glass desk 40cm deep x 125cm wide x 70cm high against one wall. It has a moulded plastic chair of the same type and dimensions as the dining chairs. The desk has a small lamp on it.
The smallest point between the glass walls and the bed is 19 cms
The bathroom is behind the main bedroom. There are sliding doors on either side.
At its narrowest point the bathroom is 44cm wide. There is a bath with a shower over as well as a separate shower cubicle too.
The bath height is 57cms.
The shower head is fixed and is operated via an off-off dial and a small handle on the taps (5cm x 10cm) for temperature control. The step up into the shower unit is 26cm
Free space in bathroom (free of doors and furniture) is 1 metre by 1.8 metres.
Toilet seat height is 45cm
There is 35cm and 67cm space to either side of the toilet.
The flooring is resin-coated wood and grey.
The spaces under the washbasin and toilet are free (no pipes or vanity unit)
The Clubman Olympian comes with its very own garden terrace area. This can be access from lounge.
The garden terrace is wooden decking and then 3 steps down 16cms each height to an astro turf space too.
There are two large sun loungers during the warmer weathers to sit on.
Please be advised in the wet weather the garden terrace can be very slippery, so please do take care.
Not available on site – there are numerous shops, restaurants and food outlets along New Street and High Street, both directly outside the Rotunda. We offer numerous free essentials on arrival (such as fresh milk, cereals, tea and coffee). We also offer chargeable extras such as breakfast packs which can be prebooked.
None available on site.
Rotunda has a communal garden area on floor two. Access to it is via a door that can be found by turning left out of the lift and up two steps. There is no step-free access to the garden.
The apartment comes with a detailed information folder that is produced in two sizes: ten point and 14point. We can provide an audio version on request (48 hours notice required).
Good mobile phone and wifi reception throughout the apartment.
The apartment is no smoking throughout.
No pets but service dogs are welcome – please do inform us on booking.
We can arrange for any piece of print to be provided as an audio version or as Braille – just let us know and give us 48 hours to arrange it (we do rare and short print runs as our business and services are constantly evolving so we want to make sure information is as up-to-date as possible).
● Email: [email protected]
● Web: www.stayingcool.com
● Phone: 0121 285 1250
● Fax: 0121 285 1270
Opening hours: 8.30am-10pm, outside of these hours, our phones are manned by an out of hours service and Reception is covered by a member of the Rotunda’s security team.
• Public transport: Traveline, 0871 200 22 33
• Local accessible taxis: ComCab, 0121 566 9000, www.comcab-birmingham.co.uk
• Shopmobility: Bullring, 0121 616 2942, www.birminghamshopmobility.org
We’ve tried to be as comprehensive as possible in our access statement but we are bound to have overlooked something. Please do let us know how we can improve it.