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Marks and Spencer Bury St. Edmunds

23 Butter Market, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1DT

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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 Bury St. Edmunds.
  • Parking View
    • The store has its own car park.
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Information including payment terms, is provided at the entrance to the car park, to make it clear whether or not free parking is available to Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located on High Baxter Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked/signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the High Baxter Street entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the High Baxter Street entrance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Customers have to cross a road between the car park and the store.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the store).
  • Comments View
    • There is pay & display parking located in front of the store on Butter Market.
    • Two blue badge bays are also available.

Approach (Butter Market)

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

Outside Access (Butter Market)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Butter Market.
  • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).

Approach (High Baxter Street)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • There is a slight slope on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving.

Outside Access (High Baxter Street - Lift Lobby)

  • This information is for the entrance located on High Baxter Street.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 0.9cm - 3cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).

Outside Access (High Baxter Street - Stepped)

  • This information is for the entrance located on High Baxter Street.
  • Step Details View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is not/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open towards you (pull).
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).

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 Bureau de Change counter, at the food information counter and at the Order & Collect counter.
    • There is 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.
  • Order and Collect View
    • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
    • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • 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 21m from the lift.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the store as you enter the Butter Market 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), high activity till(s) and self service till(s) (Scott tills) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
    • The height of the high activity till(s) is/are 89cm.
    • The height of the lowered section of the high activity till(s) is 69cm.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).

Womenswear (Ground Floor)

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the Butter Market 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 5m from the Butter Market entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • There are stairs for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the store as you enter the Butter Market entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor, first floor and second floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • 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 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 Butter Market entrance.
    • The escalator(s) in the store only go up.
    • 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.
    • Clear signage for the lift is not visible from the escalator(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located to the rear of the store as you enter the Butter Market entrance.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 47m from the Butter Market entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor, first floor and second floor.
    • The lift is a standard lift.
    • The clear door width is 140cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 189cm x 226cm.
    • There is 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 102cm and 120cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

Womenswear (First Floor)

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the first floor, ahead 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).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 6m from the lift.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 97cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 6 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 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 158cm x 198cm.
    • 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 110cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 49cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 5 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).

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.
    • 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).

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear View
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Babywear/Kidswear.
    • 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).

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located on the second floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Lingerie.
    • 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 6 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).
    • 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 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 154cm x 197cm.
    • 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 118cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • 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 not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 5 standard fitting room(s) within Lingerie.
    • 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).

M&S Bank / Bureau de Change

  • Bureau de Change View
    • There is a Bureau de Change service in the store.
    • The Bureau de Change is located on the second floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Bureau de Change.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Bureau de Change.
    • The Bureau de Change is approximately 21m from the lift.
    • The height of the Bureau de Change counter is 102cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on the second floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Menswear.
    • 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).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 21m from the lift.
    • The height of the Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 6 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).
    • 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 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 156cm x 197cm.
    • 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 73cm and 96cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 49cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 5 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • 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).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the second floor, to the rear left 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 80cm.
  • The height of the lowered section of the service counter is 60cm.
  • There is a priority table for wheelchair users.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the dining tables is 70cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • Hand held large print menus are available on request.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in good contrasting colours.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are available on request.
  • 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 first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 25m 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 signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 310cm.
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There are disposal facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a coat hook in the accessible toilet, 167cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is/are not wall mounted rail(s).
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • The shelf or equivalent flat surface is not within 95cm of the floor.
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 70cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm.
    • 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 100cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm.
    • 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 50cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 109cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm.
  • 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 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table/bench once extended and in use is 104cm.

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 first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to all of the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • There is not an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.
    • There is not an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.

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 not a home delivery service available from the store.