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Marks and Spencer Hamilton

Unit 49, Regent Way, The Regent Shopping Centre, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 7EL

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • To help keep all customers and colleagues well, stores have additional social distancing measures in place such as signage and floor markings.
  • M&S hosts will welcome you on arrival and will carefully count the number of customers in-store using a market-leading app to ensure social distancing is maintained.
  • Colleagues across stores have been provided with additional hygiene measures – from hand sanitisers to Perspex screen at till points – and extra cleaning is taking place to keep up the excellent standards for you and the teams.
  • A new Book & Shop tool enables Sparks Customers to book a shopping slot in advance to keep queues to a minimum and maintain a safe shopping environment for all customers.
  • Toilet facilities have closed due to Covid-19. If you need access to the toilet urgently, please speak to a colleague.
  • Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions. Latest opening time for stores can be found here.

Introduction

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Hamilton Central.
  • 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 public car park within approximately 200m of the store.
    • The public parking facilities are located on Duke Street.

Approach (The Regent Shopping Centre)

  • There is step free level access into The Regent Shopping Centre via double width automatic doors.
  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is tiled.

Outside Access (The Regent Shopping Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located in The Regent Shopping Centre.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • There are fixed barriers/security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers/security barriers is 233cm.

Approach (Duke Street)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • There is a steep slope on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is concrete.

Outside Access (Duke Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Duke Street.
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp/slope does not overcome the step(s).
  • Step Details View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located between the first set and second set of doors.
    • There is/are 12 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • 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 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • 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 152cm (4ft 12in).

Inside Access

  • Inside Access View
    • There is a/are ramp(s)/slope(s) and step(s) within the store.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 Refunds and Exchange counter, at the Womenswear 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 first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Order and Collect counter, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is approximately 49m from the lift.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There are not 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 placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre 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 57m from the Regent Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are not 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 10 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 153cm x 200cm.
    • 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 32cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 97cm and 141cm 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 43cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 99cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 9 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 ground floor, to the far left of the store as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre entrance, through Womenswear.
    • 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).

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the store as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre 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 92cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is a/are checkout(s) and high activity till(s) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 94cm.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • There are stairs for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre entrance.
    • 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 18cm.
    • 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 an/are escalator(s) for public use.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the right as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The escalator(s) in the store only go up.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalators are ground floor and first 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 left of the store as you enter The Regent Shopping Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 40m from the Regent Shopping Centre 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 120cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 174cm x 138cm.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out the lift.
    • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift has an audible announcer.
    • The lift does not have a hearing assistance alarm system.
    • The height of the lift controls are between 90cm and 120cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear View
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located on the first floor, ahead 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).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the first 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 86cm.
  • 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.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (First Floor - Lingerie and Toilet Facilities)

  • There is a/are steep ramp(s)/slope(s) to access the Lingerie department, accessible toilet, standard female toilet and parent and baby room.
  • The ramp(s)/slope(s) is/are located on the first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
  • 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(s) (First Floor - Lingerie and Toilet Facilities)

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to access the Lingerie department, accessible toilet, standard female toilet and parent and baby room.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
  • The step(s) is/are 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.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located on the first floor, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the Lingerie till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Lingerie till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Lingerie till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 62m from the lift.
    • The height of the Lingerie till(s)/counter(s) is/are 96cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
    • There are not 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 4 fitting room(s) in total within Lingerie, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 201cm.
    • 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 100cm and 141cm 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 a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 95cm.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 standard fitting room(s) within Lingerie.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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).

Refunds and Exchanges

  • The Refund and Exchange counter is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the Refund and Exchange counter, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Refund and Exchange counter.
  • The Refund and Exchange counter is approximately 49m from the lift.
  • The height of the Refund and Exchange counter is 95cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • There are not 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 placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on the first floor, to the rear 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 32m 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).
    • There are not 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 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 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 156cm 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 are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 102cm and 140cm 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 44cm.
    • There is a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 92cm.
  • 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).

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 lower level, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the accessible toilet.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 65m 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 tactile, pictorial and written signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 189cm x 232cm.
    • 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 102cm.
    • 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 a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • The shelf or equivalent flat surface is within 95cm of the floor.
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 55cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • 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 sensor. 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 can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 123cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 92cm.
  • 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.
  • 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 88cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is a/are standard female and male toilet(s) in the store.
  • Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor lower level, to the right of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access via lift, to all of the standard female toilet(s).
    • There is ramped or stepped access to all of the standard female toilet(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to all of the standard female toilet(s).
    • There is not an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.
  • Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor, to the rear left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access via lift, to all of the standard male toilet(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to all of the standard male toilet(s).
    • There is not an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room in the store.
  • The parent and baby room is located on the first floor lower level, to the right of the store as you exit the lift, next to the accessible toilet and female standard toilets.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the parent and baby room.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 65m 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 not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is an/are additional parent and baby room(s) in the store, however details may vary.
  • The additional parent and baby room(s) is/are located next to the male standard toilets.

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.