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IKEA - Reading

Pincents Kiln Industrial Park, Theale, Reading, RG31 7SD

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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 a/are order and collection point(s) within the store.
    • The order and collection point(s) is/are located in the Customer Services area.
    • There is a Pick and Delivery Service available within the store.
    • The Pick and Delivery Service is located in the Customer Services area.
    • 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.
    • Specialist trollies are available to support accessible shopping.
    • There is a Safe/Quiet Place available within the store.
    • The Safe/Quiet Place is located in the first aid room or multi-faith room.
    • Wifi is available throughout the store.
    • Documents/information can be provided in; large print on request.
    • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the store/nearby.
    • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available within the store.
    • There is a Changing Places facility available within the store.
    • For assistive shopping, either contact the store beforehand or speak to a member of staff in the entrance foyer upon arrival.
    • For assistance in loading and unloading please speak to a staff member at the checkouts or use the Help Points in the car park.
  • Staff Information View
    • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
    • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
    • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
    • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The store does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off Pincents Lane.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking areas are well lit.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • 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 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • Blue Badge bays are located on each level of the car park, near the lifts.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • Help call points are available.
    • Help call points are located adjacent to the pedestrian entrance and stairwell on each floor.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • 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 with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and block paving.
    • 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 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • The Help Points have tactile and braille labelling, and each has a hearing assistance system.
    • There are 5 electric car charging points in the car park.

Other Floors (Car Park)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located next to the pedestrian car park entrance.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
  • There are double width automatic doors on level 3 to enter/exit the stairwell and lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 0, 1, 2 and 3.
  • 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.
  • Stairs View
    • 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.

Lift (Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the pedestrian entrance to 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 levels 0, 1, 2 and 3.
  • There are automatic, double to access the lift lobby on the third floor.
  • 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 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 303cm x 305cm (9ft 11in 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 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.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 136cm.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The multi-storey car park is located on the opposite side of the road to the store.
    • There is a pedestrian crossing to navigate the road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
  • The width of the door opening is 278cm.
  • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to the right of the entrance to slow the revolving door.
    • The height of the button is 90cm.
    • The entrance can also be used as an exit from the store.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The entrance area/door is not 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
  • The push pad or push button is 93cm from floor level.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 91cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance Foyer

  • Foyer View
    • There is step free access within the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.
    • There is some 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 and single seats with armrests in the foyer.
    • There is a store host available within the foyer.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a shortcut from the entrance foyer to the Bistro, Swedish Food Market and Customer Services (shown in photograph 7).
  • 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 104cm.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is stepped access within the play area.
    • There are 4 medium height steps, without handrails to access an additional area of Småland.
    • 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).

Multi-Faith Room

  • The multi-faith prayer room is on located on level 0, to the rear right of the entrance foyer.
  • Access into the prayer room is via a single door.
  • The door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door opening width is 83cm.
  • The type of flooring within the room is vinyl and carpet.
  • There is sufficient turning space in the room for a wheelchair user.
  • The facilities within the room include a wash basin (85cm high), a hand dryer (100cm high), a mirror (60cm from the floor), a bench, two stools and prayer mats.

Changing Places (Entrance Foyer)

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
    • The facility is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
    • The facility surveyed is not 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 not need a key for the facility.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 223cm x 300cm.
    • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • As you face the toilet the vertical grab rail is on the left.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a spatula flush.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm.
    • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 not available.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
    • 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 100cm.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • 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 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Entrance Foyer)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 70cm.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is tactile and 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 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 80cm.
    • 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.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.

Parent and Baby Room (Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located at the rear right of the entrance foyer.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 18m from the accessible entrance.
  • 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 tactile and 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 85cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • 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)

  • 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 entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 0 and 1.
    • 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 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 to the left of the 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 levels 0 and 1.
    • 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 to the rear left of the entrance foyer.
    • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible 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 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 poor.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 242cm x 208cm (7ft 11in x 6ft 10in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
    • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift does have an audible announcer.
    • The 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.

Area (Showroom)

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There are raised floors to displays throughout the showroom with ramped threshold strips at the edges.
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl.
    • 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 the start of the Showroom to the Restaurant and Café (area 11).
      There is a shortcut from Living Room (area 2) to Living Room Storage (area 3).
      There is a shortcut from Living Room (area 2) to Children's IKEA (area 9).
      There is a shortcut from Dining (area 4) to Wardrobes and Storage (area 8).
    • The majority of shortcut widths 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 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.
    • 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.
      There are directional arrows projected onto the floor.
    • 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 store.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.

Planning Area (Kitchen)

  • The planning area is located in area 5 (Kitchen) of 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).
  • The standard height for desks is 72cm.
  • 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 is a mixture of seating 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
    • The Kitchen Planning Area works on an appointment system.
    • Appointments for Kitchen planning can be made online or in the store at the Kitchen department.
    • Customers may then wait until a team member is available.
    • Appointments cannot be guaranteed during busy or peak times.
    • There is an accessible children's play point.

Planning Area (IKEA Business)

  • The planning area is located in area 6 (Workspaces) of 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • The standard height for desks is 68cm.
  • 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 is a mixture of seating with and 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.

Planning Area (PAX Wardrobes)

  • The planning area is located in area 8 (Wardrobes and Storage) of 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 low (76cm or lower) and medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest desk is 72cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest desk is 94cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible children's play point in the planning area.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located at the end of the Showroom or via the shortcut at the start of 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 85cm.
  • 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 not a hearing assistance 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 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 3m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby food warming station with a microwave, bottle warmer, plastic bowls, bibs and cutlery.
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • The height to the microwave is 144cm.
    • Staff are available to help if assistance is needed.
    • There is a children's play area to the far right as you enter the restaurant.
    • There is a screened nursing area to the right as you enter the restaurant.
    • There are 2 chairs in the nursing area.
    • One of the chairs has armrests.

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 rear of the restaurant on the first floor.
    • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • 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 252cm x 303cm (8ft 3in x 9ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • 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 and general domestic waste 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 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 lid.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 72cm (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 102cm.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • 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.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

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 rear left of the restaurant.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is tactile and 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 51cm.
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the lowered urinal.
    • The lowered urinal does 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 70cm.
    • 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.
    • There is a/are similar standard toilet(s) available.

Parent and Baby Room (Restaurant)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the rear 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 tactile and 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 92cm (3ft).
  • 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 86cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • 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.

Access to (the Market Hall)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the Showroom, opposite the Restaurant.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1 and 0.
    • 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 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.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located at the end of the Showroom, opposite the Restaurant.
    • The lift is clearly visible 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 levels 1 and 0.
    • 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 poor.
    • The clear door width of the lift is 238cm (7ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 242cm x 208cm (7ft 11in x 6ft 10in).
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
    • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift does have an audible announcer.
    • The 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.
    • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

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.
    • 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 (area 13) to Lighting (area 17).
      There is a shortcut from Home Organisation (area 16) to Home Decoration (area 20).
    • The majority of shortcut widths 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 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).
    • Some of the designated information points are staffed.
    • 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.
      There are directional arrows projected onto the floor.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Market Hall)

  • 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 Home Organisation area of the Market Hall.
    • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 288cm x 254cm (9ft 5in x 8ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 218cm (7ft 2in).
    • 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 and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 163cm 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 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 lid.
    • 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 72cm (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 100cm.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • 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).

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 some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There 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 is a/are touchscreen(s) available at the designated information point(s).
    • Some of the designated information points are staffed.
    • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • There is overhead directional signage with white lettering on a blue background.
      There is product location signage with white lettering on a red 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Bargain Corner to the rear left of the Market Hall.
    • The aisle widths between the stock may vary.

Checkouts

  • The checkouts are located after the Market Hall.
  • 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), high activity till(s) and self service till(s).
  • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 100cm.
  • The height of the high activity till(s) is/are 91cm.
  • 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 and high activity tills.
  • 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).

Eating and Drinking (Bistro)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located beyond the checkouts.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • 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 91cm.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No 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 10m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm.
  • 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 hand held menus.
  • The type of food served here is hot dogs, donuts and pastries.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • The lighting levels are good.

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 vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in aisles with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • Background music is played.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Checkout(s) View
    • There is 1 checkout 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 91cm.
    • The height of the lowered section of the checkout(s) is 60cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section(s) of the checkout(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the checkout(s) (portable).

Outside Access (Customer Returns Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the store.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 142cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 131cm.
  • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance does not open until 10:00am.
    • This entrance may also be used as an exit from the store.

Counter (Customer Returns)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the left after the checkouts.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • 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 102cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 60cm.
    • 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 low/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 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Customer Services are is operated by a ticket queuing system.
    • There is a touchscreen to receive a ticket.
    • The height of the touchscreen is between 102cm and 120cm.
    • There is a children's play area in the seating area.

Counter (Collection Point)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the left 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 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 provided near the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is concrete.

Counter (Home Delivery Service)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located to the left as the checkouts.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • 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 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 provided near the counter.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located beyond the checkouts.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • The exit is step-free.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 220cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this exit.

Parking (Loading Areas)

  • There are designated loading bays located on each level of the car park.
  • For assistance in loading and unloading, please speak to a member of staff at the checkouts or use the call point on each level.