Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre

Location Details


1046 Bristol Road
B29 6LJ

t: 0121 472 5171
f: 0121 472 5173

Access in Summary


Birmingham City bus services stop just outside the main gates on Bristol Road and take approximately 15 minutes to get to Birmingham City centre. Selly Oak rail station is approximately one mile from Woodbrooke and can be easily reached by bus or taxi. Reception will be happy to order taxis on behalf of guests.

Car Park and Drop Off

The car park has an accessible space marked out adjacent to the main entrance. The surface is suitable for wheelchairs and gives level access to the entrance.

Access at Entrance

Access at the main entrance is by key card for residents. Visitors should press the intercom button and wait for reception staff who will open the door remotely from the desk. The access from the car park through to the reception desk is level.


The reception lobby is directly inside the main entrance. The desk has both high and low level counters. A bell is provided to attract the attention of staff in the rear office should no one be available at reception on your arrival.

Gardens and Grounds

The ornamental and kitchen gardens are accessible with a hard surfaced pathway running along the length of the building towards the walled garden. There are excellent views across to the lake.

Access to all areas

All areas of the ground floor are fully accessible. There is a permanent ramp available in reception giving access to the library and restaurant. The first floor is reached using the lift which gives access to the computer room and some bedrooms including the ensuite bedroom with an accessible shower room. Staff and volunteers make every effort to assist guests with their needs.


The Cadbury room is the largest meeting room and is on the ground floor. There is level access from reception to this room. An induction loop is available for hearing impaired guests. Seating is provided in a range of heights and styles to suit all needs.

There are three further smaller meeting rooms all with induction loops fitted available on the first floor, however there is no wheelchair access to these rooms.

Access Symbols Explained:

  • Facilities for partially sighted or blind people We provide facilities for people who are visually impaired. For example: Braille formats, large print, audio tapes etc.
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer toilet facilities We provide customer toilets.
  • Accessible toilets We have fully accessible toilets installed at our premises.
  • Facilities for hard of hearing people We offer facilities for hard of hearing people.
  • Induction loop available An induction loop has been installed to benefit our hard of hearing customers.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Accessible car parking We provide accessible car parking spaces for disabled customers.
  • Intercom outside of the premises An intercom is available at the entrance providing communication with our staff.
  • Low Payment Counters including clipboards, dropdown counters, lap trays and portable chip & pin Low payment counters or an alternative such as portable chip and pin machine, a lap tray or a clipboard.
  • Customer lift provided A customer lift has been provided.
  • Wheelchair stair lift provided A wheelchair stair lift has been installed, improving access for wheelchair users.
Local Transport.
Car Park.
Access at Entrance.
Meeting rooms.
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