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VENUE FACILITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

Find information on access and parking, toilets, hearing assistance, medical facilities, mobility equipment hire and dedicated ticket lines.

If you have any queries or need assistance during your visit, please contact any member of staff who will be happy to help.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

For further information on accessibility to The NEC Piazza (Halls 1 - 5) and The NEC Atrium (Halls 6 - 20) please click on the following link.

> The NEC Piazza
> The NEC Atrium

ACCESS & PARKING

If travelling by train, disembark at Birmingham International Railway Station, access to The NEC and The NEC Arena is via the bridge-link.

Approximate distance from the International Rail Station to:

  • NEC Piazza Entrance (Hall 1- 5) 350 metres
  • NEC Atrium Entrance 3 (Halls 6-20) 650 metres
  • Hall 17 1000 metres
  • LG Arena 600 metres
  • Length of Bridge link 180 metres (see Piazza/Atrium map)
  • Length of Skywalk 376 metres (see Atrium map)


All levels of The NEC and the LG Arena are accessible to wheelchair users, via lifts. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors.

If you are arriving by private car, please follow Disabled Parking signs and have your Blue Badge with you. 

Drop Off/Pick Up Arrangements

  • Please note, you should bring your Blue Badge with you, even if you are arriving by taxi.
  • If you are arriving by taxi and have your Blue Badge with you, you will be able to be dropped off at the main entrances. At the end of your visit if you are using a private cab you will be directed to the pick-up area. If you are using a ComCab black cab you will be picked up at the ranks by the main entrances.


Mobility Equipment Hire

  • Wheelchairs - available free of charge for blue badge holders and £5 for all other visitors.  The number of wheelchairs we have available is limited, so if you’ve got your own, please bring it with you.
  • Scooters - £15 per day for all visitors.
  • We strongly advise visitors to pre-book equipment to avoid disappointment. Bartrams (our mobility service partner) operate a telephone booking line Monday to Friday 0900hrs-1700hrs on 01353 778756.
  • Visitors can also book via Bartram’s website. For any visitors who have not pre-booked equipment and arrive on the day, any remaining stock will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a non-refundable scheme. As Bartrams’ location varies from show to show, please check the collection point when making a booking.

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Assistance dogs are welcome at our venues, but we do not recommend you bring Assistance Dogs to events where noise levels are high.

HEARING IMPAIRMENTS

Induction loop audio systems are fitted in the following locations:

  • All Piazza cloakrooms and ticket booths
  • Selected cloakrooms and ticket booths in the Atrium
  • Concourse Suites 1 and 2
  • Gallery Seminar Rooms 1, 2 and 3
     

Please contact  0121 780 4141  to be directed to the appropriate team, if you require assistance regarding a hearing loop.

MEDICAL FACILITIES

  • The main Medical Centre is in the Atrium, by Atrium entrance 2, opposite Hall 8. Opening hours are dependant on site activity.
  • The Piazza Medical Centre is located next to Hall 5 and opening hours are dependent on site activity.


If you require a private area for personal care, (e.g private changing facilities) and for opening hours, please contact our medical centre in advance of your visit on  0121 780 4141 .

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

In the event of a medical emergency please notify a member of Security or any member of staff who will be pleased to help you. Alternatively, call the Medical Centre on 2222 using the internal telephones located inside the main venues.

PRAYER ROOM/ QUIET ROOM

The prayer/quiet room, located between Subway and Hall 2 in The Piazza is a place where visitors can go to for quiet time or reflection. Opening times are between 0830-2100 every day. Please contact NEC Group Chaplain Stephen Willey direct on  0121 767 2911  or email stephen.willey@necgroup.co.uk for more information.

TOILETS

Regarding the locations of accessible toilets in the venue, please see links at the top the page. In The NEC exhibition halls there are Male and Female wheelchair accessible toilets.

HELP THE NEC IMPROVE SERVICE

An in-house committee meets regularly to address services for disabled visitors, and regular audits of our building are undertaken in respect of access.

If you have any suggestions or comments to make, please advise a member of staff. Alternatively, write to:

Visitor Liaison Manager
Visitor Experience Department
The NEC
Birmingham B40 1NT

E: feedback@necgroup.co.uk

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    David Stephens, Pharmacy Sales Manager
    Merial
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    NHS Digital
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