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Terminal 1 Pre Duty Free Departure Lounge

Manchester Airport, Manchester, M90 1QX

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Introduction

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    • The Pre Duty Free Departure Lounge is accessed from the Main Level (Level 5) Departures Security.
    • It leads to the Biza Duty Free Shop.

Getting Here

Level Change (Ramp from Departures Security to Departure Lounge)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the rear of the Main Departures (Level 5) Security.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails both sides.
    • The exit from the Ground Level Departures Security area also leads out onto this ramp.

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.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access in this area.
  • Background music is played in selected shops.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The main flight information board is at the bottom of the main ramp leading from Departures Security, next to the Travelex Currency Exchange counter.
  • It is 58 metres from Departures Security.
  • Photograph 2 shows the cashpoints located next to the Travelex Currency Exchange counter.
  • There is level access into the shops and cafe from the departure lounge.
  • The Biza Duty Free Shop is 117 metres from Departures Security.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp down to the main part of this departure lounge.
  • The ramp is located past Travelex Currency Exchange, next to Boots.
  • The ramp is moderate.
  • The ramp is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area.
  • The steps are located in front of the Travelex Currency Exchange counter.
  • There are 3 steps to the area.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has handrails both sides.

Caffe Rittazza

  • The entrance to the cafe is 101 metres from Departures Security.
  • The cafe counter has a lowered section.

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 161m (176yd 3in) from the Departures Security.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area, along the corridor to the left of the Biza Duty Free Shop as you face it.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 126cm x 177cm (4ft 2in x 5ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 good.
    • 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).

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 beside the Biza Duty Free Shop.
    • The female and male toilets are 161m (176yd 3in) from the Departures Security.
    • Inside the venue, there is not 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 next to the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets contain a cubicle with grab rails fitted and a door which opens outwards.

Ritual Washing Facilities

  • The cubicle is unisex, and contains a shower and a height adjustable chair.
  • The ritual washing facilities are located in the toilet area, and it 164 metres from Departures Security.