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Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4

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 a map of the shopping centre please click here (new tab).
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language. Please phone the venue in advance for more information.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • Alternative formats of the shopping centre map are available in large print.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The venue offers a quiet shopping experience.
  • The shopping centres quiet hour takes place every Monday, 09:00-10:00.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs and motorised wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Guest Services on Level 3.

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

Internal Area(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4)

  • Digital wayfinders are not available.
  • Information posts are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • There is some flooring with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The following types of seating can be found in this area; chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Background music is not played in this area.
  • Background music is played in some of the independent restaurants.
  • There is step free access in this area.

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are located in the centre of Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3 and 4.
  • 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 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.
  • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
  • The escalator(s) is/are located in the centre of Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.
  • The escalators go both up and down.
  • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are 2, 3 and 4.
  • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
  • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
  • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Lift (Podium Car Park - Levels 2, 3 and 4)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the lift lobby in the Podium Car Park / in the centre of the shopping centre.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There are 2 other lifts in this location.
  • The other lifts have very similar/identical specifications.
  • 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 (Podium Car Park), 0 (Podium Car Park), 1 (Podium Car Park), 2 (Westquay Shopping Centre North), 3 (Westquay Shopping Centre North) and 4 (Westquay Shopping Centre North).
  • 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 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 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.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Food Hall and Restaurants)

  • There is a ramp/slope located to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access the majority of Level 4.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Step(s) (Food Hall and Restaurants)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the majority of Level 4.
  • There is/are 12 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.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Escalator(s) (Food Hall and Restaurants)

  • Wayfinding signage is provided for escalators.
  • The escalators go both up and down.
  • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are Level 4 to Upper Level 4 Food Hall and Restaurants.
  • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
  • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
  • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Food Hall/Area

  • The food hall/area is located on level 4 of the shopping centre.
  • There is step-free access to the food hall/area, via lift.
  • There is step-free access within the food hall/area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There are a number of independent food counters located around the food hall/area.
  • The type of food, services, facilities and menus will vary depending on the individual food outlets.
  • The height of the food and drink counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There are individual seating areas.
  • There is not a priority table for wheelchair users.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm.
  • Additional facilities available within the food hall/area include; an accessible toilet, standard toilets and a parent and baby room.

Step(s) (Level 5 - Wagamama and The Handmade Burger Company)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of the food hall.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Wagamama and The Handmade Burger Company.
  • There is/are 15+ 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.
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Lift (Level 5 - Wagamama and The Handmade Burger Company)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the food hall.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • 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 Level 4 and Level 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 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located on Level 4.
  • 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 and wall is good.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
  • There is a flush 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 poor.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 within the accessible toilet.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet adjacent to this one with a transfer space to the right (photographs 5 and 6).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4 - Female Standard Toilets - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located on Level 4 within the female standard toilets.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a female toilet. There is a separate male accessible 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 and wall is good.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 260cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • 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 (2ft 7in).
  • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
  • There is a flush 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 good.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
  • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • The height of the coat hook is 142cm from the floor.
  • 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 within the accessible toilet.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 104cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4 - Male Standard Toilets - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • This accessible toilet is located on Level 4 within the male standard toilets.
  • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a male toilet. There is a separate female accessible 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 and wall is good.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door may be difficult to open.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 260cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 6in).
  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
  • There is a 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 good.
  • There is an emergency alarm.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 within the accessible toilet.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The female and male toilets are located on Level 4.
  • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
  • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
  • The height of the wash basin(s) is 90cm.
  • The height of the lowered wash basin is 70cm.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Parent Room(s) (Westquay Shopping Centre North - Level 4)

  • The room is located on Level 4.
  • There is wayfinding signage for the room(s).
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There is a push pad to exit the room.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • The following types of seating are available in the Parent Room; armchairs.
  • The type of flooring in this family room is laminate.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not an accessible toilet within the Parent Room.
  • There are standard toilet facilities within the Parent Room.
  • Baby changing facilities are available.
  • The height of the baby change table is 85cm.

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