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Access Statement for bloc hotels, Caroline Street, Birmingham. B3 1UG

Statement of Intent

Bloc hotel Birmingham is a 73-bedroom hotel, without a restaurant or bar, offering a friendly service that is responsive to the needs of the customer. The hotel is situated in the heart of the city centre with easy access to the city centre and local attractions. Information can be found on www.blochotels.com

Email bookings@blochotels.com

Fax number is 0121 212 0388

Birmingham city centre is a 15 minute walk from the hotel and only 5 minutes by car

Taxis can be ordered from reception

There is a drop off point outside the hotel to unload any baggage whilst checking in and out.

The Approach

The approach to the hotel is level and the doorway is 2.5m wide with automatic glass doors. The ground floor public areas are fully accessible.

Welcome and Reception

The reception desk is on the left-hand side of the lobby as you enter the hotel. The reception desk stands 1100mm high. However a member of staff will be able to come to the seating area and help you check in or out. There is an induction loop available at reception. You are required to set your hearing aid position to 'T'.

Pets

With the exception of working assistance dogs for disabled people, our hotels do not accept pets.

Smoking Policy

Smoking in the hotel is prohibited by law. Guests are allowed to smoke outside the front of the hotel.

Car Parking

The hotel has no onsite car parking. There is on street metered parking close to the hotel. Within a short distance (0.4 miles) there is a public car park with allocated bays for blue badge holders.

Toilet Facilities

There is an accessible unisex toilet located on the ground floor, situated close to reception.

Bedrooms

We have 4 accessible rooms, one located on each floor (ground, 1, 2, 3) without windows specifically for wheelchair users and are 18sqm in size. They are located in close proximity to the main guest lift. There is a lift to access the rooms on floors 1,2,3. All bedrooms have a king size bed, 32inch flat screen TV, drench shower, AC and WIFI. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Double rooms can be booked with a window or without a window and are 10sqm in size.

Bathrooms

All bedrooms have their own wet rooms with vertical drench showers. Accessible rooms have a wheel in shower with a non -slip floor and shower seat, extra space for a wheelchair to fully turn, grab rails around the toilet and shower area and emergency pull-cords. All emergency pull-cords are connected to reception.

Evacuation

In an emergency, customers will evacuate through the entrance door or the alternative exit area. Employees will undergo basic training in evacuation procedures and will be responsible for getting customers out of the building. A fire alarm system is installed.

Generally, as in most cases in all buildings, the lift should not be used in emergencies. There is an area designed as a wheelchair refuge for such instances. A fire alarm system (with both audible and visual warnings) is installed throughout the hotel public areas and accessible bedrooms.

Future Plans

There are no current plans for further development of the hotel other than constant improvements to the facilities.

Additional Information

Hairdryers can be requested from reception

Vending Machines can be found on the 1st and 3rd floor selling snacks and cans. On the ground floor is a vending machine selling coffee and tea.

Address: bloc hotel Birmingham Caroline Street, Birmingham. B3 1UG

Telephone: (+44) 121 212 1223

Fax: (+44) 121 212 0388

Website: www.blochotels.com

Room reservations: bookings@blochotels.com

Access Statement for BLOC Hotel Gatwick, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, RH6 0NN

Statement of Intent

Bloc hotel Gatwick Airport is a 245-bedroom hotel, without a restaurant or a bar, offering a friendly service that is responsive to the needs of the customer. The hotel is situated in the heart of Gatwick Airport South terminal with easy access to all the airport amenities. Information can be found on www.blochotels.com

Email bookingslgw@blochotels.com

Fax number is 0203 3051 0156

BLOC Gatwick is located next to the Departure gate on the 3rd floor of the south terminal.

Due to airport security baggage must remain with customer whilst checking in and out.

The Approach

The approach to the hotel is level with double doors leading to the lift lobby with. The ground floor public areas are fully accessible.

Welcome and Reception

The reception desk is on the left-hand side of the departure gate on the 3rd floor of Gatwick airport South Terminal. The reception desk stands 100 mm high. However a member of staff will be able to come to the seating area and help you check in or out. There is an induction loop available at reception. You are required to set your hearing aid position to 'T'.

Pets

With the exception of working assistance dogs for disabled people, our hotels do not accept pets.

Smoking Policy

Smoking in the hotel is prohibited by law. Guests are allowed to smoke outside in the Airport designated areas.

Car Parking

Onsite car parking is provided by Gatwick airport and charged accordingly.

Toilet Facilities

There is accessible unisex toilet located on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the airport.

Bedrooms

We have 13 accessible rooms, located over four floors (ground, 4, 5, 6, 8) some with windows and some without windows specifically adapted for wheelchair users. They are located in close proximity to the main guest lift. . All bedrooms have flat screen TV, drench shower, AC and WIFI. There are no tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Rooms can be booked with a window or without a window.

Bathrooms

All bedrooms have their own wet rooms with vertical drench showers. Accessible rooms have a wheel in shower with a non -slip floor and shower seat, extra space for a wheelchair to fully turn, grab rails around the toilet and shower area and emergency pull-cords. All emergency pull-cords are connected to reception.

Evacuation

In an emergency, customers will evacuate through two well signed posted fire exits. Employees are trained in evacuation procedures and will be responsible for getting customers out of the building. A fire alarm system is installed.

Lifts should not be used in emergencies. There is an area designed as a wheelchair refuge for such instances. A fire alarm system (with both audible and visual warnings) is installed throughout the hotel public areas and accessible bedrooms.

Future Plans

There are no current plans for further development of the hotel other than constant improvements to the facilities.

Additional Information

Hairdryers are located in each room. One Ironing room is located on each floor.

Address: BLOC hotel Gatwick, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport, RH6 0NN

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3051 0101

Fax: +44 (0)20 33051 0156

Website: www.blochotels.com

Room reservations: bookingslgw@blochotels.com