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St Nicholas Market

The Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are three sections to the St Nicholas Market; the sections link together but there are separate entrances to each area.
    • The Glass Arcade Market is the oldest section and includes flowers, goods and multi-cultural street food.
    • The Covered Market has a wide range of market stalls including many specialist music and international stalls.
    • The Exchange Market is in the elegant Corn Market Hall and has varied stalls including antiques.
    • There is also the Nails Market on Friday and Saturday from 09:00 to 17:00 outside The Exchange which sells artwork, jewellery and a range of other goods.
    • Bristol Farmers Market is open 09:30 to 14:30 on Wednesday on Corn Street and Wine Street.
    • The Friday Food Market is open 10:00 to 16:00 on Wine Street.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 3500cm x 290cm (114ft 10in x 9ft 6in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on St Nicholas Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are parking meters on St Nicholas Street.
    • The road is busy and the parking bays are narrow.

Outside Access (Exchange Market)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue in Corn Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 300cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 300cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Access Point (Glass Arcade)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located High Street.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • There are bollards at this access point.

Outside Access (Covered Market)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in All Saints Lane.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 205cm.
  • Comments View
    • The gate at this entrance is closed at the end of the trading day until the following morning.

Outside Access (Exchange Avenue)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within Exchange Avenue, off St Nicholas Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 290cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from St Nicholas Street up to the entrance and walkway in Exchange Avenue.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • At this entrance the gate is held open during opening hours and then closed in the evening.
    • The walkway is cobbled and is uneven for the first 15m, then it is paved.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located throughout the market.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Source food hall and café entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the Source Food Hall and Café.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the accessible toilet.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located ahead as you enter via the Exchange Avenue entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Exchange Avenue entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located ahead as you enter the All Saints Lane entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the All Saints Lane entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard female toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show the access to the male standard toilets.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.