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Vicarage Field Shopping Centre

Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8DQ

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:15 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Barking.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Barking.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the Car Park Roof Level Entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 50m (55yd) from the Car Park Lower Level 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.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 330.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The height restriction on the upper level of the car park is 260cm.

Outside Access (Car Park Lower Level Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the lower car park, outside Asda.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Outside Access (Car Park Roof Level Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Roof Level Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Station Parade Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Station Parade.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 123cm (4ft 0in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the upper level of the shopping centre.

Level Change (Station Parade Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Ripple Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Ripple Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Lower Level)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the mall leading to the Ripple Road Entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

No Level Access - Upper Level

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the mall leading to the station Parade Entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 0-1.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The head and foot of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the car park entrances.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2.
  • The lift is 7m (22ft 12in) from Car Park Lower Level Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 190cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the standard male toilet.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a male only toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from security staff and cleaners.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 192cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • 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).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical cubicle within the standard female toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the upper level.
    • The female and male toilets are 70m (77yd) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the parent and baby room next to the toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.