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Victoria Leeds - Centre Management

44 Victoria Gate, George Street, Leeds, LS2 7AU

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the map of Victoria Leeds please click here (new tab).
  • 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.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

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Centre Management

  • Centre Management is located on Level 2 of the Victoria Gate shopping centre.
  • Exit the lift on Level 2 and turn right.
  • The entrance to the Centre Management suite is approximately 3m away on the right.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the lobby area in the South Mall, facing the customer service desk.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • 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 8cm.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs and lift are between Gant and Russell and Bromley in the South Mall.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby area in the South Mall, facing the Customer Service desk.
  • 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, 2 and 3.
  • 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs and lift are between Gant and Russell and Bromley in the South Mall.

Entrance (Centre Management Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you exit the lift on Level 2.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The height of the intercom is 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter the management suite.
    • The reception point is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Centre Management entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is not at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The quick check in system is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a/are quick check in system(s) available.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Meeting Rooms

  • There are 2 meeting rooms in the management suite.
  • The nearest meeting room (Room 2) is to the left in the corridor just past reception.
  • Meeting room 2 is 4m from the entrance.
  • The furthest meeting room (Room 1) is to the right in the corridor just past reception.
  • Meeting room 1 is 8m from the main entrance.
  • Meeting Room 2:-
  • There is a door to enter the meeting room (shown in photograph 1).
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
  • There is a table and 4 chairs in the meeting room (shown in photograph 2).
  • The height of the table is 71cm.
  • The chairs do have armrests.
  • There is level access to the meeting room from the entrance.
  • There is not a sound enhancement system.
  • Meeting Room 1:-
  • There is a door to enter the meeting room (shown in photograph 3).
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is double with a locked leaf.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm wide.
  • There are 3 tables and 14 chairs in the meeting room.
  • The height of the tables is 70cm (shown in photograph 4).
  • The chairs do have armrests.
  • There is level access to the meeting room from the entrance.
  • There is not a sound enhancement system.
  • Meeting Room 1 is the larger of the 2.
  • The meeting rooms are not for public hire but are used by the staff of the shopping centre and shops in the shopping centre for meetings and conferences.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Centre Management)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor to the right just past reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Centre Management entrance.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 218cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • The toilet has a non slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • 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.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Centre Management)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor to the right just past reception.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Centre Management entrance.
    • There is step free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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