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Westquay Shopping Centre - Multi-Storey Car Park

Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1QF

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Southampton is easily accessible by car.
      If you are using a GPS or route finder system to get to Westquay Shopping Centre, enter "Harbour Parade" as the destination road, the Multi-storey and Podium car parks are both accessed from this road.
      From the East or West:
      - Approach Southampton on the M27.
      - At junction 3 join the M271 signposted Southampton.
      - At the roundabout take the first exit left, signposted Westquay and the Waterfront.
      - Stay in the right hand lane and follow signs to Westquay Car Parks
      From the North:
      - Follow the signs on the M3 to Westquay.
    • There are two car parks available at Westquay Shopping Centre; the Podium Car Park and the Multi-storey Car Park.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the shopping centre.
    • Bluestar run buses across Southampton and South Hampshire.
      Services are frequent and most run late into the night.
      Dayrider and Freedom passes are available from the driver for unlimited travel across the whole network.
      Bluestar run a service from the train station to Westquay and then down to the Red Funnel Terminal.
      This service costs £1 per trip and runs every half an hour.
    • For more information on Bluestar Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the shopping centre map 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.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Parking (Multi-storey Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The shopping centre does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off Harbour Parade.
    • 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • Controls at the barrier are within the range of 100cm to 110cm.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
    • Additional parking is located in the West Quay Podium Car Park.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • 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 430cm x 600cm (14ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The Blue Badge bays are located on all levels of the car park and are located in Zone B.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • 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).
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Other Floors (Multi-storey Car Park)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located either side of the payment machines.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of stairs.
    • The stairs located to the left at the rear of the car park go to Zones A and B.
    • The stairs located to the right at the rear of the car park go to Zones B and C.

Lift (Multi-storey Car Park - Zone B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear the car park.
  • 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, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
  • 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 not 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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 not 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
    • There are two similar lifts which go to Zones A and B.
    • These lifts have similar details and have a separate set of doors.

Exit (Harbour Parade)

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located on Level 1.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is ramped/sloped or stepped.
    • There are no doors at this exit.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the exit.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the exit.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Route from the Multi-storey Car Park Level 7 to Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 2

  • There is step free access from Level 7 of the multi-storey car park to Westquay Shopping Centre - North - Level 2.
  • There are no doors to access the shopping centre.
  • There is a covered walkway which leads from the multi-storey car park to Westquay Shopping Centre - North - Level 2.

Route from the Multi-storey Car Park Level 7 to Westquay Shopping Centre South and The Terrace

  • There is step free access from Level 7 of the multi-storey car park to Westquay Shopping Centre - South and The Terrace.
  • There are no doors to access the shopping centre.
  • There is a covered walkway which leads from the multi-storey car park to Westquay Shopping Centre - South and The Terrace.

Westquay Shopping Centre