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St David's Shopping Centre - Shopmobility

7 Bridge Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EF

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Getting Here

  • Situated right in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, St David’s Shopping Centre is a short walk from Cardiff Central and Queen Street Rail Stations.
    It’s easy to get to by car, with excellent links from the A470 and the M4.
    If using a satnav, use postcode CF10 2EN which will take you to the entrance of the multi-storey car park on Mary Ann Street.
  • Blue Badge, parent and child and standard parking is available in the multi-storey car park on Mary Ann Street and in the John Lewis underground car park on Mill Lane.
  • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the shopping centre.
  • The nearest bus stop is located on Canal Street (Stop JH or JK), approximately 413ft from the shopping centre.
  • For more information on buses in Cardiff please click here (opens new tab).
  • The nearest railway station is Cardiff Central.
  • Cardiff Central Station is approximately 0.2 mile from the shopping centre.
    There is step-free access throughout the station.
  • For more information on Cardiff Central (National Rail) please click here (opens new tab).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • Guest Services Associates do receive training in escorting visually impaired people.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • There is a quiet room next to the Management Suite on level 2.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Shopmobility.

Opening Times (Shopmobility)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Multi-Storey Car Park (Main Car Park)

  • The shopping centre does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located on Mary Ann Street.
  • The car park type is multi-storey.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 215cm (7ft 1in).
  • The car park does have a barrier control system.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • On all levels except 8, with the majority of the Blue Badge bays being on level 3.
  • There is a total of 2000 parking bays in the car park of which 105 are designated for the use of Blue Badge holders.
  • There are parking charges for the car park.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • Payment machines are located at each pedestrian entrance.
  • 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 slopes/ramps.
  • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Entrance (Shopmobility)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 of the main car park.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Shopmobility'.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 135cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the venue.
    • There is a/are door(s) in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music/sound.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Shopmobility

  • Route maps are not available.
  • Manual wheelchairs are available.
  • Powered wheelchairs are available.
  • Powered scooters are available.
  • Equipment does not have to be booked in advance.
  • There is not a hire charge.
  • Escorts are not normally available to assist around town / city.
  • Trained escorts are not available for people with a visual impairment.
  • Trained escorts are not available for people with a hearing impairment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a three pound deposit for wheelchairs and scooters.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • 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 rear of Shopmobility.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Shopmobility entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no 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 152cm x 298cm (4ft 12in x 9ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • 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 the left.
    • There is not 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • 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).
    • 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 68cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

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