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Marks and Spencer Aberystwyth

Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, SY23 1PB

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Introduction

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Aberystwyth.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • The store shares a car park/parking facilities.
    • Clearly marked/signposted designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located on the ground floor of the car park, to the right of the car park entrance.

Approach (Womenswear)

  • The store shares car parking and an entrance hall with the adjacent Tesco store. This entrance gives access to the womenswear section to the right and to the travellators serving the Tesco store to the left.
  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Womenswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 227cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 227cm (7ft 5in).

Approach (Food Hall)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.

Outside Access (Food Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Park Avenue.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 224cm (7ft 4in).
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 224cm (7ft 4in).

Approach (Car Park - Ground Level - Womenswear)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Car Park - Ground Level - Womenswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground level of the car park.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 228cm (7ft 6in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 227cm (7ft 5in).

Approach (Car Park - Level 3 - Lift)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is concrete.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Car Park - Level 3 - Lift)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Level 3 of the car park.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically towards you.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).

Outside Access (First Floor Lobby)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the First Floor opposite the Tesco Main Entrance.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The length of the ramp is 1200cm.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp/slope.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The ramp/slope does overcome the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).

Inside Access

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • The store does not play background music.
    • There is a/are fixed hearing assistance system(s) in the store.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are located at the food information counter and at the Order & Collect counter.
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • There is a/are wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
    • Trolleys designed for the use of wheelchair users are available.
    • The Order and Collect counter is located on the ground floor, to the left of the store as you enter the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Order and Collect counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is approximately 10m from the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Womenswear (Ground Floor)

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 15m from the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within Womenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 114cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 152cm x 370cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 3cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 107cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 107cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Womenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground floor, to the left of the store as you enter the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Food Hall.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Food Hall aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is a food information counter.
    • There is step free access to the food information counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the food information counter.
    • The height of the food information counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is a/are checkout(s) and self service till(s) (Scott tills) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • There are stairs, however they are not located on the shop floor/in a public area.
    • The stairs are located Clearly signed escape route stairs are through fire doors at all levels towards the rear of the store.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3 (Car Park).
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the stairs.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signage for the lift is not visible from the stairs.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • There is an/are escalator(s) for public use.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the right of the store as you enter the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • The escalator(s) in the store go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalators are ground floor, first floor and second floor.
    • The escalator steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
    • There is a bollard at the foot and head of the escalator.
    • The lift is clearly visible from the escalator(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located to the left of the store as you enter the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 12m from the car park - ground level - Womenswear entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor, first floor, second floor and third floor.
    • The lift is a standard lift.
    • The clear door width is 120cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 212cm x 163cm.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out the lift.
    • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • The lift has a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift has an audible announcer.
    • The lift has a hearing assistance alarm system.
    • The height of the lift controls are between 90cm and 112cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls have Braille markings.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located on the first floor, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Lingerie, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Lingerie aisle(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within Lingerie, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 102cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 230cm x 237cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 20cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 107cm and 162cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 118cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Lingerie.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Womenswear (First Floor)

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the first floor, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 25m from the lift.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear View
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located on the first floor, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Babywear/Kidswear, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Babywear/Kidswear aisle(s).

Beauty

  • Beauty View
    • The Beauty department is located on the first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Beauty department aisle(s).

Home

  • Home View
    • The Home department is located on the second floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Home department, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Home department aisle(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on the second floor, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Menswear, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Menswear aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 25m from the lift.
    • The height of the Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within Menswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 114cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 157cm x 316cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 2cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 107cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 113cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the Café, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Café.
  • There is step free access throughout the Café.
  • Food and/or drink(s) is/are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 90cm.
  • There is a counter/tray rail at a height of 85cm to allow a disabled person to manoeuvre a tray.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the dining tables is 75cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in good contrasting colours.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are not available.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an accessible toilet in the store.
  • Location of and Access to the Accessible Toilet View
    • The accessible toilet is unisex.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 12m from the lift.
  • Features and Dimensions of the Accessible Toilet View
    • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 230cm.
    • There is clear 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 107cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm.
    • There are disposal facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a coat hook in the accessible toilet.
  • Position of Fixtures in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s).
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 60cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • The tap(s) can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The distance from the nearest tap(s) to the toilet seat is 40cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 102cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 102cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is a colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between internal door and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the right and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the left and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the drop down rail and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • There is an/are additional accessible toilet(s) in the store which has/have similar details.
    • The additional accessible toilet(s) is/are located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is a/are standard female and male toilet(s) in the store.
  • Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet(s) is/are located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access via lift, to all of the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to all of the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • There is an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available within the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • The height of the baby changing table/bench once extended and in use is 90cm.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room in the store.
  • The parent and baby room is located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the parent and baby room, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 14m from the lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • The height of the baby change table/bench once extended and in use is 90cm.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 81cm.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is a toilet in the parent and baby room.

Additional Information

  • Staff undertake regular internal awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a member of staff available to provide assistance.
  • There is a home delivery service available from the store.