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Terminal 3 Upper Level Departures

Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 1QX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Biza (Duty Free) Airport Shopping, The Lion and Antelope Bar, The Pork and Pickle, Trattoria Milano, the Take Off Takeaway and WHSmith.
  • Comments View
    • Terminal 3 Upper Level Departures is accessed from the Terminal 3 Lower Departures Gates 141-150.

Getting Here

Inside Access

  • There is level access in this area.
  • Background music is not played.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • The photograph shows the central flight information boards, located straight ahead from the steps and lift from the Lower Departures lounge. These are 39 metres from the lift from the lower lounge.
  • The distances from the central flight information boards to the gates are as follows:-
  • Gate 49 - 85 metres
  • Gates 44 - 46 - 135 metres
  • Gates 47 and 48 - 146 metres
  • Gate 50 - 42 metres
  • Gate 51 - 50 metres
  • Gate 52 - 84 metres
  • Gate 53 - 128 metres
  • Gate 54 - 178 metres
  • Gates 55 and 56 - 208 metres.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Other Floors (To Executive Lounges)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (To Executive Lounges)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front of the upper lounge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3-3U-4.
  • The lift is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the central flight information boards.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 140cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is also used to access the upper lounge from Security and Domestic Departures.
    • Level 4 contains the Escape Lounge ad the British Airwats Terrace.

Level Change (Gates 44-48)

  • There is a ramp located in the corridor to the right as you exit the lounge area.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp leads down to Gates 44-48, and has handrails both sides.

Outside Access (Gate 50)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far side of the upper lounge.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access at this gate.
    • The main doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 3in) wide.
    • All of the gates in this area are identical.

Other Floors (Gate 50)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs at all gates.

Lift (Gate 50)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the gate.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Gate 50.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 152cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 12in).
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

Outside Access (Gate 50 Level 1)

  • There is not level access at this exit.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 122cm (4ft ) wide.
  • This gate is accessed via the Gate 50 lift, and is used to access buses for remote boarding.
  • All International Departure gates have identical level 1 gates for remote boarding.

Level Change (Gate 50 Level 1)

  • There is a ramp located in front of this exit.
  • The ramp is moderate.
  • The ramp is permanent.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 48m (52yd 1ft) from the central flight information boards.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the lounge as you enter, next to The food area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 200cm (4ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • All accessible toilets within the airport have Non Visual Disabilities signage (photograph 2).
    • There is a RoomMate device available for the accessible toilet. RoomMate is an electronic, wall-mounted device which offers audio description of the toilet to blind and visually impaired visitors. For use of the RoomMate please phone the venue in advance.

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 in the toilet area, by The Medlock Bar.
    • The female and male toilets are 48m (52yd 1ft) from the central flight information boards.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located at the far end of the toilet area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.
    • There are also standard toilets and baby change facilities available off both corridors leading to the gates.

Changing Places (Terminal 3 Upper Level Departures - Departure Gate 52)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the left past the bar/restaurant area, just beyond Gate 52.
    • The facility is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main information boards.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • The dimensions of the facility are 305cm x 400cm (10ft x 13ft 1in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 363cm (11ft 11in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • A key code is required to access the changing place.
    • A courtesy phone at an accessible height is available next to the changing place to call to obtain the number code.