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Marks and Spencer Gateshead Team Valley Simply Food

Unit 7c, Team Valley Retail Park, Tenth Avenue West, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 0BF

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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 Heworth.
    • The nearest underground tube station/Metro station is Gateshead.
  • 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 available.

Approach

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

Outside Access

  • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 192cm (6ft 4in).

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 till/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.
  • Order and Collect View
    • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
    • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the food information counter.
  • Additional Department Products View
    • The store sells a limited amount of products relating to the following department(s); Home.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located ahead as you enter.
    • 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 for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter the store.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and first 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.
    • The lift is clearly visible from the stairs.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • There is/are not escalator(s) for public use.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located to the right as you enter the store.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 26m from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor and first floor.
    • The lift is a standard lift.
    • The clear door width is 110cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 209cm x 160cm.
    • There is a mirror to aid reversing out the lift.
    • There are not 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 85cm and 103cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls have Braille markings.

Till/Counter

  • The till/counter is located on the first floor, to the left of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the till/counter, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the till/counter.
  • The till/counter is approximately 17m from the lift.
  • The height of the till/counter is 91cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the first floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear, via lift.
    • 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).

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).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the first floor, to the 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 87cm.
  • 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.
  • The Café has a menu board.
  • 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, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 6m 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 81cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 152cm.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet, due to fixtures and fittings.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm.
    • There are disposal facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible toilet at 105cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • 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 the right.
    • 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 46cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as 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 98cm.
    • 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 40cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 89cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 81cm.
  • 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.

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 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 not 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 96cm.

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.

Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

  • This store is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps people with hidden disabilities which aren’t always obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.
  • For more information on this scheme please click here.