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Leeds Building Society - Belfast

19-21 Corn Market, Belfast, BT1 4DB

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Leeds Building Society Branch Information

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
    • The nearest train station is Great Victoria Street.
  • Parking View
    • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest parking facility is Q-Park Victoria Square.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Corn Market.
    • There is external signage.
    • The sign(s) is/are located above the entrance.
    • The branch is clearly signed with 'Leeds Building Society'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 the immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • Please contact the branch or press the buzzer to the left of the entrance for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 71cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Branch Internal Access

  • There is step-free access throughout the branch.
  • The type of flooring in the branch is carpet and laminate.
  • There is some flooring in the branch which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a seating area available in the branch.
  • Seating in the branch includes; chairs with wheels but no armrests and chairs with no armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Transaction Counter

  • The counter is located ahead as you enter the branch.
  • The counter is approximately 6m from the entrance.
  • 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 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 101cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Colleagues are not trained to use the system.

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 2 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located to the right as you enter the branch.
  • The nearest desk is approximately 3m from the entrance/lift.
  • The desk(s) is/are not clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access to the desk(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to some of the desks.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the desk(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • Some of the desks are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the desk(s) are good.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • All of the desks have clear space under them.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the desk(s).
  • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are not signed.
  • Colleagues are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The desk closest to the counter was not in use at the time of survey due to Covid-19 restrictions (December 2021).

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Manager's Office)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Manager's Office.
    • The Manager's Office is located to the rear left of the branch.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small entrance vestibule leading into the Manager's Office which could limit the accessibility.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Back Office)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was the Back Office.
    • The Back Office is located to the rear of the branch.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 68cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 68cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.