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Northgate Street - North Gate Row East

North Gate Street, Chester, CH1

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Introduction

  • Related link Cheshire West Council.
  • Www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/visitors
  • Related link Visit Accessible Chester.
  • Www.visitcheshire.com/visitor-information-accessible -chester
  • Related link Frodsham Street Toilet & Changing Places Facility.
  • Https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/cheshire-west-and-chester/frodsham-street-toilet-changing-places-facility

Getting Here

  • Northgate Street and Northgate Row East are located within the centre of Chester within the city walls
  • Northgate Street can be accessed The Cross and the Eastgate Street junction.
  • Northgate Street become pedestrianised at 10.30 daily.
  • The nearest train station is Chester.
  • There is a local bus service in operation throughout Chester that serves the city centre.
  • Chester Council operates a bus service directly to the city centre from the train station for £1.00 either way.
  • This service is free for people over the age of 60 and registered disabled persons.
  • There is a taxi rank at the bottom of Bridge Street, at the junction of Grosvenor Street and Pepper Street.

Parking

  • ON STREET BLUE BADGE PARKING
  • On street Blue Badge parking is available on the following Streets;
  • Hamilton Place
  • Goss Street
  • St Warburg's Street
  • Godstall Lane
  • Parking on these streets is restricted to a maximum stay of 4 hours.
  • PUBLIC CAR PARK
  • Public car parks are available on the following streets;
  • Frodsham Street
  • Princess Street
  • Market Car Park
  • Trinity Street
  • Charges apply to none Blue Badge holders.
  • Blue Badge holders are permitted to stay for 4 hours for free, then charges apply.

Northgate Street Overview

  • When you enter Northgate Street from The Cross junction there is a cobbled surfaced road to the centre.
  • The pathways either side of the road are yorkstone paving with a slight gradient going up the street.
  • At the edge of the pathways there is a step into the road (15cm high).
  • Going up Northgate Street from The Cross junction, the pathway to the right is 2m wide fronting the shop fronts.
  • The pathway to the left hand side is 2m wide but there are 2 steps (15cm high) to access the shop fronts (shown in photographs 3, 4, 5 and 6).
  • There is ramped access to the shops fronts at the beginning and end of the pathway (shown in photographs 7 and 8).
  • Northgate Gate Row East can be accessed via stepped entrances along Northgate Street also at the corner of Eastgate Street.

Northgate Street Row East Entrance

  • Comments View
    • Access to Northgate Row East can be gained via stepped access at The Cross junction (shown in photograph 1).
    • There are 15+ deep steps with handrails on either side to access The Row.
    • At the top of the stairs you need to turn right to access Northgate Row East.
    • Further along Northgate Street is a stepped entrance with deep steps, with handrails on both sides.
    • This entrance gives direct access to Northgate Row East (shown in photographs 10, 11, 12 and 13).
    • Access along the shop fronts is via a slight sloping pathway, 2m in width. The surface of the walkway varies from timber, concrete and asphalt.
    • There are low level ceilings above The Rows.
    • Step free access to Northgate Row East is via the entrance located on Godstall Lane.
  • Comments View
    • Access to Northgate Row East can be gained via stepped access at The Cross junction (shown in photograph 1).
    • There are 15+ deep steps with handrails on either side to access The Row.
    • At the top of the stairs you need to turn right to access Northgate Row East.
    • Further along Northgate Street is a stepped entrance with deep steps, with handrails on both sides.
    • This entrance gives direct access to Northgate Row East (shown in photographs 10, 11, 12 and 13).
    • Access along the shop fronts is via a slight sloping pathway, 2m in width. The surface of the walkway varies from timber, concrete and asphalt.
    • There are low level ceilings above The Rows.
    • Step free access to Northgate Row East is via the entrance located on Godstall Lane.

Godstall Lane Step Free Access

  • The entrance at Godstall Lane has a paved stone entrance with an easy slope. The entrance is 282cm wide with a bollard to the centre.
  • The passage way is on a slight slope and has a surface of yorkstone paving.
  • The width of the passage way is 282cm, reducing in width to 98cm halfway down.
  • At this point there is a slight slope leading onto the entrance for Eastgate Row North and Northgate Row East.

Access Guides Available For (Northgate Street - North Gate Row East)

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet for public use from Watergate Street, Eastgate Street, Northgate Street and Bridge Street would be located within the Grosvenor Shopping Centre.
    • Access to the toilets would be via the Eastgate entrance or Pepper Street entrance.
    • There are stepped entrances along Bridge Street to enter the shopping centre.
    • There are local public toilets located in the following areas;
    • Princess Street, Frodsham Street, Union Street, The Groves and Little Roodee.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilets for public use from Watergate Street, Eastgate Street, Northgate Street and Bridge Street would be located within the Grosvenor Shopping Centre.
    • Access to the toilets would be via the Eastgate entrance or Pepper Street entrance.
    • There are stepped entrances along Bridge Street to enter the shopping centre.
    • There are local public toilets located in the following areas;
    • Princess Street, Frodsham Street, Union Street, The Groves and Little Roodee.