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Kirkgate Shopping Centre

Kirkgate, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1TQ

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bradford Forster Square.

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Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking charges can be found on the website.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 475cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 7in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the the car park lower level left hand side entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the the car park lower level right hand side entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 205cm (6ft 9in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is on 2 levels, Lower (L) and Upper (U).
    • Blue Badge bays are located to the left and right of the lower level of the car park.
    • There is additional Blue Badge parking on the upper level of the car park.

Outside Access (Car Park Lower Level Right Hand Side)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower level of the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Lower Level Right Hand Side)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Car Park Lower Level Left Hand Side)

  • This information is for the entrance located the lower level of the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Lower Level Left Hand Side)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Other Floors (Car Park)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift (Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located adjacent to the car park.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park entrances.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 220cm (4ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Darley Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Darley Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are four doors at this entrance.
    • The automatic door is located on the right as you face the entrance.
    • The other three doors are manual.

Level Change (Darley Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Kirkgate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Kirkgate.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Other Floors (Kirkgate Entrance)

  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are Kirkgate - Ground Floor.
    • The escalators steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Outside Access (Westgate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Westgate.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are four doors at this entrance.
    • The automatic door is the one on the right.
    • The other three doors are manual.

Level Change (Westgate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Godwin Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Godwin Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 157cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are four doors at this entrance.
    • The left and right hand doors are automatic.

Level Change (Godwin Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

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

Other Floors

  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1.
    • The escalators steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main foyer of the shopping centre.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Darley Street entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 156cm x 140cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 120cm from the floor.
  • The top control is 136cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text, Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park lower level left hand side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the car park.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of security.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 173cm x 185cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located adjacent to the car park.
    • The female and male toilets are 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park lower level left hand side entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.