Aston Business School/Conference Aston

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Aston Business School is located on Aston Street close to the Main Building. The building is primarily a hotel and conference facility but also provides dedicated facilities for MBA students. The building also has lounge areas; a bar, a restaurant as well as several lecture theatres.

Access to Aston Business School

The Main Entrance has a level approach and a level threshold. The entrance comprises four sets of double glazed doors. Two sets of which open outwards automatically. These doors give access to the main lobby in which the reception desk is located.

Getting around the Aston Business School

Corridors serving bedrooms on levels U1 to U3 and U5 are 142cm wide with frequent passing areas of 236cm by 350cm, enabling two wheelchair users to pass each other. The corridor serving the meeting rooms on level 1 is 124cm to 137cm in width with the doors to the meeting rooms having an access width of around 75cm.

Academic offices on level 2 are served by a corridor that narrows to 77cm in some places.

Corridors on levels 3 and 5 are 108cm in width and there are doors giving access widths of less than 80cm.

Floors on most levels in circulation areas for conference rooms, meeting rooms and hotel rooms give an access width in the order of 80cm to 90cm.


Lifts 1, 2 and 4 are 12 person lifts with a floor space of 150cm by 140cm and service all floors. These lifts are located in the newer part of Aston Business School.

Lift 3 is located in the older part of the building and takes a maximum of 8 people with a floor space of 09cm by 139cm. This lift does not give access to level 0.

A platform lift is installed to overcome the level difference between the conference rooms and lecture theatre foyer. The platform is 143cm by 100cm and the controls require continuous pressure to operate - assistance can be requested from the Main Reception desk.

Food and Drink

A restaurant is available on the ground floor serving a variety of hot and cold food, including full meals and a selection of hot and cold drinks. Alcoholic beverages are also available from the bar.

Toilet Facilities

Unisex accessible toilet facilities are available close to the single gender toilet facilities on levels 0, U2, 4 and 6.

Induction Loop Systems and Other Access Features

Induction Loop Systems are installed in conference rooms 1, 2 and 3. For more information about the accessible features of the Business School, please see the dedicated site for learning and teaching spaces at Aston.

There are four wheelchair accessible bedrooms: numbers 102, 202, 302 and 502. These are all located near lift 1 and provide the same facilities as the superior grad rooms elsewhere in the building. The doors to these rooms have an access width of 88cm.

For further information, please contact Conference Aston/ABS directly.