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Widnes Shopping Park

Albert Square, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 6JW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include retail stores and Gala Bingo.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is underground parking available also.

Walkways

  • The shopping centre is level with paved surfaces.
  • Some of the tiles are shiny and can be slippery when wet.
  • There is seating around the walkways.
  • There are bollards between the car park and the walkway.
  • The distance between the bollards is 120cm.
  • There is an underground level.
  • The lighting on the lower ground level is bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are LG, G.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between Marks & Spencer's and BHS.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 120cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

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