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Brent Cross Shopping Centre - Blue Car Park

Brent Cross Shopping Centre, Prince Charles Drive, Hendon, London, NW4 3FP

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The shopping centre is located in North London at NW4 3FP, Prince Charles Drive. There are various routes to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
    • There are 6 car parks available at Brent Cross Shopping Centre; Red and Blue Car Parks, Fenwick Upper and Lower Car Parks and John Lewis Upper and Lower Car Parks.
  • By Bus View
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Hendon.
    • Hendon station is a 12 to 15 minute walk away. Simply exit the station onto the main road, cross over and turn left. After a few minutes, you will find Vivien Avenue on your right. Walk all the way down Vivien Avenue until it reaches the lights at Hendon Central and NatWest bank on your right. Continue walking and pass by HSBC bank and The Hendon Pub on Hendon Way. You will soon see a footpath on your right, which brings you out near Topsy Turvy World. Cross over and take the walkway through the multi-storey car park and into Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Brent Cross.
    • Brent Cross is 20 minutes from Central London on the Northern Line. Brent Cross is a short walk away from Hendon Central and Brent Cross Tube stations on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
    • For more information on TFL please click here (opens new tab).

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The shopping centre does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off Prince Charles Drive.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 480cm x 480cm (15ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Level 1 has 33 Designated Blue Badge parking bays and 20 parent and child bays.
      Level 3 has 15 Designated Blue Badge parking bays.
      Level 4 has 15 Designated Blue Badge parking bays.
      Level 5 has 17 Designated Blue Badge parking bays.
      There is a help point available within the car park which is 125cm in height.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There are additional car parks for visitors.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking is free for visitors of the venue.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Other Floors (Blue Car Park)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Blue Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • 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 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are 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 poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 195cm x 175cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 9in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Exit (Blue Car Park Level 1)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located on Level 1 of the car park.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step free.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
    • There are bollards at this exit.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 115cm.

Exit (Blue Car Park Level 3)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located on Level 3.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step free.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
    • 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 155cm.
    • There are bollards at this exit.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 115cm.

Other Floors (Blue / Red Car Park and Brent Cross Upper Mall / Food Hall)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located on level 1 of the blue and red car parks and at the rear of the upper mall.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Blue / Red Car Park and Brent Cross Upper Mall / Food Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the Upper Mall.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • 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 not 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 poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 195cm x 175cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Exit (Blue Car Park Level 1 - Alternative Exit)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located next to the vehicle entrance to the car park.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step free.
    • The exit door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There are no doors at this exit.
    • There are bollards at this exit.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 185cm.

Blue Car Park Level 1 - Alternative Exit to John Lewis Upper Car Park Entrance

  • There is step free access from the Blue Car Park Level 1 - alternative entrance to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
  • The path leading to the shopping centre crosses an access road, which has tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The surface of the path is tarmac and block paving.
  • There are bollards along the route.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 100cm.

Outside Access (John Lewis Car Park Upper - Upper Mall 6 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the John Lewis Car Park Upper.
    • The entrance area/door is 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm.
    • 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 157cm.

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