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M1 - Leeds Skelton Lake Services - EXTRA

M1 Junction 45, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS9 0AS

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • The services are open 24 hours, however, some of the food services and other services opening times within the building may vary subject to government regulations.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • For the main entrance, the left entrance is used for entering and the right entrance is used for exiting.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 113cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are hand sanitisers outside every individual venue and at the entrance to all toilet facilities.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • The services may have to limit numbers of people entering the building during peak times for a short while.
  • Anyone staying in the services for 15 minutes or more are asked to register their attendance using Test and Trace.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • The number of people allowed to use the lift is restricted.
  • Customer toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Summary

Getting Here

  • The services are located off junction 45 of the M1 motorway.
  • There is Blue Badge parking, electric vehicle points and standard parking available.
  • Blue Badge and parent and child parking is available at the petrol station.
  • There is coach parking to the far left of the main services building.

Petrol Station

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The car park is located at the front of the services building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is lighting in the car park.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • Additional parking is available outside the petrol station and outside the hotel.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There is not signage available to direct users to the Blue Badge parking bays .
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 230cm x 500cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bay(s) have at least the recommended width of 120cm .
  • Paying View
    • Parking charges apply after a limited time.
    • Free parking for all users is limited to 3 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment for parking charges is made at a payment machine and via an app/online.
    • Payment machines are located in the food hall, to the right as you enter the services building.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
    • Payment can be made by downloading the SNAP app.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the pedestrian walkways is tarmac.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Ionity)

  • Standard Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
    • The provider of the charging point(s) is Ionity.
    • Rapid charging is available.
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the far right of the car park.
    • Staff are able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
    • Staff can be notified via an app or by going inside the services building.
    • There is/are 6 electric vehicle charging point(s).
    • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 500cm x 600cm.
    • The charging point(s) is/are located to the rear as you approach the bay(s).
    • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 126cm.
    • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
    • Parking charges apply for all users (including Blue Badge holders).
    • Charging for all users is limited to 45 minutes.
    • Payment signs are not provided.
    • Payment for charging is made via an app/online.
    • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • Blue Badge Electric Vehicle Charging Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the services.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'EXTRA'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm.
    • There are bollards at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 100cm.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 108cm.
    • The bollards do contrast visually with the paving.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 113cm.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the services building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of walkways.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Background music is played throughout this area.
    • There is a play/activity area located outside, at the rear of the services building.
    • The cash machine(s) is/are located at the front and rear of the services building.
    • The controls/screen heights of the cash machine(s) vary between 86cm and 138cm.
    • There are hand sanitisers in the building.
    • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 110cm and 143cm.
  • Signage View
    • There is directional signage, signage for the shop(s)/restaurant(s) and overhead written signage available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Seating Area (Main)

  • The seating area is located in the centre of the services building.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables, high tables, long tables, armchairs, bench seats, high stools and a mixture of chairs with and without armrests available.
  • Some chairs are fixed to the floor.
  • Some tables are fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 73cm.
  • The surface height of the highest table is 109cm.
  • Background music is played throughout this area.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via stairs.

Stairs (Viewing Deck)

  • The stairs are located at the rear of the services building.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
  • There are 25 steps between floors.
  • The height of the steps are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the steps are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the steps.
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities/services are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Stairs (Additional Seating)

  • The stairs are located to the right of the services building.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
  • There are 20 steps between floors.
  • The height of the steps are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the steps are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the steps.
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities/services are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • The areas which are not accessible include; additional seating.

Seating Area (Additional Seating)

  • The seating area is located on the first floor, above Starbucks.
  • There is stepped access to the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables and chairs without armrests available.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 73cm.
  • Background music is played throughout this area.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via stairs.

Lift

  • The lift is located at the rear right of the services building.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 49m from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 192cm.
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance emergency alarm system in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • The viewing area on the second floor can only be accessed between the hours of 07:00 - 19:00.

Seating Area (Outside)

  • The seating area is located at the rear of the services building.
  • There is step-free access to the seating area.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • In this area there are tables, chairs without armrests and picnic tables with fixed seating available.
  • Some chairs are fixed to tables.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed to the floor.
  • The standard height for the underside of tables is 73cm.
  • Access to the additional seating area is via the rear entrance of the services building.

Ramp(s) / Slope(s) and Step(s) (Play Area)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located outside, at the rear of the services building.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the play area.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located outside, at the rear of the services building.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the play area.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Play Area

  • The play area is located outside the services at the rear.
  • The play area is free of charge.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the play area.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the play area.
  • The play area is not clearly signed.

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located at the rear left of the services building.
    • The facility is approximately 49m from the main entrance.
    • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • There is a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 306cm x 440cm .
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 89cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 225cm.
    • Dropdown rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm.
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 112cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.

Accessible Toilet (Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear left of the services building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 49m from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door(s) is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 208cm.
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet seat contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm.
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 74cm.
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 114cm.
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located at the rear right of the services building.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The toilet(s) is/are approximately 53m from the main entrance.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet entrance.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The lighting is permanent.
    • There is a hand sanitiser.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser is 110cm.
    • The hand sanitiser is located at the entrance to the toilets.

Parent and Baby Room

  • The parent and baby room is located at the rear left of the services building.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 49m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The baby changing table is set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby changing table is not height adjustable.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is not a hand sanitiser.

Standard Shower

  • The shower facilities are located within the standard female and male toilets.
  • The shower facilities are approximately 52m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the shower facilities.
  • There is no signage on or near the shower door.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • The contrast between the external door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The lighting is permanent.
  • There is a medium height step to enter the shower cubicle.

Emergency Evacuation Procedure

  • There is an audio alarm for emergencies.
  • Fire wardens/marshals are available on site.
  • There is a/are internal refuge point(s).
  • The internal refuge point(s) is/are located on the first floor.
  • There is an Evac Chair available at the refuge point(s).
  • People exit the building using the fire exits or main entrance.
  • There is an external emergency meeting point.
  • The external emergency meeting point is located at the end of the car park.