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IKEA - Milton Keynes

Goslington, Bletcham Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1QB

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • Store Information View
    • Please click here for opening times and services available in this store.
    • Site maps are available within the store.
    • There is an assistive shopping service available within the store upon request.
    • There is loading and/or unloading assistance available upon request.
    • There is not a/are not order and collection point(s) within the store.
    • There is a Pick and Delivery Service available within the store.
    • The Pick and Delivery Service is located all sales desks.
    • There are additional charges for the Pick and Delivery Service.
    • Wheelchairs are available to borrow within the store.
    • To obtain loan wheelchairs please contact a member of staff on arrival.
    • There is not a Safe/Quiet Place available within the store.
    • Wifi is available throughout the store.
    • Documents/information can be provided in; large print on request.
    • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located within 50 metres of the venue.
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the store.
    • There is a Changing Places facility available within the store.
    • Water bowls are available for assistance dogs, only on request.
    • The collection point is located at the IKEA Milton Keynes External Fullserve Warehouse.
      The Warehouse is located on Third Avenue, approximately 0.3 miles from the store.
      Directions to the Warehouse from the store:-
      Turn right onto Bletcham Way.
      Follow the road until the first roundabout.
      Take the first left at the roundabout.
      Take the first left onto Denbigh Road.
      Follow Third Avenue to the top for the public entrance to the IKEA External Fullserve Warehouse.
  • Staff Information View
    • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
    • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
    • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
    • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.

Parking (Open Air Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The store does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park surface is well maintained and easy to travel on.
    • 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 500cm x 610cm (16ft 5in x 20ft).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Co-workers are available to assist where required.
  • Paying View
    • There are no parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Parking (Sheltered Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The store does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located underneath the store.
    • The car park type is sheltered.
    • Parking areas are well lit.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 260cm (8ft 6in).
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park surface is well maintained and easy to travel on.
    • 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 520cm x 610cm (17ft 1in x 20ft).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Co-workers are available to assist where required.
  • Paying View
    • There are no parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 170cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store.
  • 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 270cm.
  • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Entrance Foyer

  • Foyer View
    • There is step free access within the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The foyer does play background music.
    • There is bench seating only in the foyer.
    • There is a store host available within the foyer.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Play Area (Småland) View
    • There is a play area within the entrance foyer.
    • The play area is free of charge.
    • The play area offers inclusive play.
    • There is step-free access to the play area.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the play area.
    • The play area is clearly signed.
    • The play area counter is at a height of 100cm.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • There is step-free access within the play area.
    • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the play area (Småland).
    • There are standard toilets available within the play area (Småland).
    • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
    • Baby change facilities are not available within the play area (Småland).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance foyer is split over two levels.

Access to (Upper Entrance Foyer)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are lower entrance foyer and upper entrance foyer.
    • 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 second lower handrail.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the left as you enter.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators only go up.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are lower entrance foyer and upper entrance foyer.
    • The escalator(s) steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
    • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • 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 lower entrance foyer and upper entrance foyer.
    • 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 of the lift is 270cm (8ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 280cm x 310cm (9ft 2in x 10ft 2in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is not 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 internal 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Upper Entrance Foyer)

  • 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 to the left as you exit the lift on the upper entrance foyer.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 258cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 fully functional.
    • There is not a 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 133cm from the floor.
  • 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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) (Upper Entrance Foyer)

  • 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 to the left as you exit the lift on the upper entrance foyer.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • The height of the lowered urinal is 45cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does not contrast visually with the wall.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair in front of the lowered urinal (90cm x 140cm).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There is a lowered wash basin.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 71cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Upper Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left as you exit the lift on the upper entrance foyer.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 20m from the lift.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Access to (the Showroom, Restaurant and Market Hall)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the upper entrance foyer.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are upper entrance foyer and Showroom.
    • 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 second lower handrail.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located in the upper entrance foyer, ahead as you exit the lift from the lower entrance foyer.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators only go up.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are upper entrance foyer and Showroom.
    • The escalator(s) steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located in the upper entrance foyer, ahead as you exit the lift from the lower entrance foyer.
    • 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 upper entrance foyer and Showroom.
    • 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 poor.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 240cm x 210cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is not 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 internal 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.

Area (Showroom)

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The majority of aisle widths are over 200cm.
    • The majority of routes between products are over 120cm.
    • There is a shortcut from Living Room Storage to Restaurants and Market Hall.
      There is a shortcut from Dining to Bedroom, Restaurants and Cafe.
    • The majority of shortcut widths are over 120cm.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There is a/are regular resting points available in this area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests at the resting points.
    • There is a/are designated information point(s) available in this area.
    • There touchscreen(s) available at the designated information point(s).
    • The designated information point(s) is/are staffed.
    • There are planning area(s) available within this area.
    • Accessible play points available in this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • There is overhead directional signage with white lettering on a blue background.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played throughout the Showroom.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are fixed loops available at the Information Points and Planning Areas.

Planning Area (Living Room Storage)

  • The planning area is located in the Showroom area, to the left of the walkway.
  • There is step-free access to the planning area.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the planning area.
  • The lighting levels in the planning area are varied.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • There is not a/are not height adjustable desk(s) available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the planning area.
  • There are bar type stools only.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the planning area.
  • There is not a privacy room/area available.
  • On screen BSL interpreters are not available.

Planning Area (Kitchen)

  • The planning area is located in the Showroom area, to the left of the main walkway.
  • There is step-free access to the planning area.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the planning area.
  • The lighting levels in the planning area are good.
  • The height(s) of the counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest desk is 71cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest desk is 120cm.
  • The standard height for desks is 71cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • There is a/are height adjustable desk(s) available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the planning area.
  • There are bar type stools and a mixture of chairs with and without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the planning area.
  • There is a privacy room/area available.
  • On screen BSL interpreters are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a host counter which is 91cm high. which acts as a reception point.
    • The adjustable desks range in height between 71cm and 120cm.

Planning Area (Wardrobes)

  • The planning area is located in the Showroom.
  • There is step-free access to the planning area.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the planning area.
  • The lighting levels in the planning area are good.
  • The height(s) of the counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • There is not a/are not height adjustable desk(s) available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the planning area.
  • There are bar type stools and some chairs without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the planning area.
  • There is not a privacy room/area available.
  • On screen BSL interpreters are not available.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on level 2, beyond the Showroom.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 87cm.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a counter/tray rail at a height of 85cm to allow a disabled person to manoeuvre a tray.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 8m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • Wifi is available within this area.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Food allergy information is available on fixed boards.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Restaurant)

  • 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 to the left of the restaurant.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 212cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 92cm (3ft).
  • 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) (Restaurant)

  • 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 to the left of the restaurant.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • The height of the lowered urinal is 50cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does not contrast visually with the wall.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair in front of the lowered urinal (90cm x 140cm).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is a lowered wash basin.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 73cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Parent and Baby Room (Restaurant)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the left of the restaurant.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Area (Market Hall)

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl and concrete.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The majority of aisle widths are over 200cm.
    • The majority of routes between products are over 120cm.
    • There is a shortcut from Textiles to Home Decorations.
      There is a shortcut from Bedding to Home Organisation.
    • The majority of shortcut widths are over 120cm.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There are regular resting points available in this area.
    • There is bench and sofa seating at the resting points.
    • There is a/are designated information point(s) available in this area.
    • There are planning area(s) available within this area.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • There is overhead directional signage with white text on a blue background.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played throughout the area.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Planning Area (Bathroom)

  • The planning area is located in the Market Hall area.
  • There is step-free access to the planning area.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the planning area.
  • The lighting levels in the planning area are good.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • There is not a/are not height adjustable desk(s) available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the planning area.
  • There are bar type stools only.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the planning area.
  • There is not a privacy room/area available.
  • On screen BSL interpreters are not available.

Changing Places (Market Hall)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located in Market Hall, in the rugs area.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 317cm x 385cm.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 199cm (6ft 6in).
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet there are vertical grab rails on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 58cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • Other Facilities View
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The wide paper roll dispenser is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a coat hook.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Access to (Self-serve and Exit)

  • Travelator(s) View
    • Travelators can be used to access other floors.
    • The travelator(s) is/are located immediately beyond the Market Hall.
    • The travelators only go down.
    • The floors which are accessible by travelator(s) are levels 1 and 2.
    • The foot and head of the travelator(s) are clearly marked.
    • There is a bollard at the head of the travelator(s).
    • The lighting levels at the travelator(s) are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located immediately beyond the Market Hall, to the right of the travelator.
    • 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 levels 1 and 2.
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 240cm x 190cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 not 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 internal 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.

Area (Self-serve)

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is concrete.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The majority of aisle widths are over 200cm.
    • The majority of routes between products are over 120cm.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are regular resting points available in this area.
    • There is bench seating at the resting points.
    • There is a/are designated information point(s) available in this area.
    • There is a/are touchscreen(s) available at the designated information point(s).
    • The designated information point(s) is/are staffed.
    • The lighting levels in this area are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • There is overhead signage with white lettering on a blue background.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played throughout the area.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Checkouts

  • The checkouts are located beyond the Self-serve area.
  • There is step-free access to the checkouts.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkouts.
  • Checkouts are clearly signed.
  • The lighting levels at the checkouts are good.
  • There is a/are checkout(s) and self service till(s) .
  • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
  • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the checkouts.
  • The following checkouts have a sound enhancement system; all checkouts.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the checkouts (portable).

Counter (Customer Returns)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the right after the checkouts.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 101cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
  • Seating Area View
    • There is a seating area close to the counter.
    • Access to the seating area is unobstructed.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Counter (Home Delivery)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located adjacent to the Customer Returns counter.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 102cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete tiles.
  • Seating Area View
    • There is a seating area close to the counter.
  • Comments View
    • Home Delivery shares the Customer Returns seating area.

Food Market (Swedish Food Market)

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the aisles.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 120cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • The flooring throughout the aisles is concrete.
    • There is flooring in aisles with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • Background music is played.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Checkout(s) View
    • There are 2 checkouts available within the shop.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkouts are good.
    • There is a/are checkout(s).
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 90cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the checkout(s) (portable).

Eating and Drinking (Bistro)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located just beyond the checkouts.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is 100cm.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • Wifi is available within this area.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are menu boards/signs available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Food allergy information is available on hand held menus.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Travelator(s) (Exit)

  • Travelators can be used to access other floors.
  • The travelator(s) is/are located on level 1 after the checkouts.
  • The travelators only go down.
  • The floors which are accessible by travelator(s) are levels 1 and 0.
  • The foot and head of the travelator(s) are clearly marked.
  • There is a bollard at the head of the travelator(s).
  • The lighting levels at the travelator(s) are good.

Lift (Exit)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left after the checkouts.
  • 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 levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 270cm (8ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 286cm x 304cm (9ft 5in x 9ft 12in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not 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 internal controls for the lift are not 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.

Lift (Returns Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right after the checkouts.
  • 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 levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 280cm (9ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 280cm x 305cm (9ft 2in x 10ft).
  • 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 not 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 internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Parking (Loading Area)

  • Parking View
    • The store does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located underneath the store.
    • The car park type is sheltered.
    • Parking areas are well lit.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 300cm (9ft 10in).
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park surface is well maintained and easy to travel on.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • There is not 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.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is some tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the exit.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Level Change (Loading Area)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located to the right of the dropped kerb, between the loading bay and the exit lift.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the exit lift from the loading bay.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are low.