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Marks and Spencer Hastings

Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, Queens Road, Hastings, Sussex, TN34 1PH

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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 Hastings.
  • 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.

Approach (Queens Road)

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

Outside Access (Queens Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Queens Road.
  • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

Lift (Priory Meadow Shopping Centre Car Park)

  • There is a standard lift to access the store.
  • The lift is located on level 6, 8 and 10 of the car park.
  • There is step free access to the lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
  • The lift is approximately 5m from the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre car park - level 6 Blue Badge parking.
  • The clear door width is 134cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 210cm.
  • 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 does not have a hearing assistance alarm system.
  • The height of the lift controls are between 85cm and 115cm.
  • The lift controls have tactile markings.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

Approach (Priory Meadow Shopping Centre)

  • Access into Priory Meadow Shopping Centre is step free via lift from the multi-storey car park.
  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is vinyl.

Outside Access (Priory Meadow Shopping Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.

Inside Access

  • Inside Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • 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 food information counter and at the Order & Collect counter.
    • There is a cash machine in the store.
    • 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 to the right of the store as you enter the Queens Road 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 15m from the Queens Road entrance.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 91cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • Additional Department Products View
    • The store sells a limited amount of products relating to the following department(s); Beauty.

Till/Counter

  • The till/counter is located to the left of the store as you enter the Queens Road entrance.
  • There is step free access to the till/counter.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the till/counter.
  • The till/counter is approximately 28m from the Queens Road entrance.
  • The height of the till/counter is 91cm.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located ahead as you enter the Queens Road entrance.
    • 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).
  • 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).
    • 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 200cm x 220cm.
    • 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 29cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 100cm 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 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • 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).
    • 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

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located ahead as you enter the Priory Meadow 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).
  • 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 98cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 200cm x 220cm.
    • 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 29cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 100cm 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 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 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 to the left as you enter the Priory Meadow 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 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).

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear View
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located to the right of the store as you enter the Queens Road entrance, to the rear of the Menswear department.
    • 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).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located to the right of the store as you enter the Queens Road entrance, to the rear of the Babywear/Kidswear department.
  • There is step free access to the Café.
  • 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 85cm.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located in the centre of the store as you enter the Queens Road entrance.
    • 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 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 ahead as you enter the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre entrance, to the rear of the Food hall.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 15m from the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre entrance.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 260cm.
    • 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 190cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • 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, 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 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 90cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm.
    • 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 105cm.
    • 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) cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The distance from the nearest tap(s) to the toilet seat is 70cm.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 95cm.
  • 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 82cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is a/are standard female toilet(s) in the store.
  • Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet(s) is/are located ahead as you enter the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre entrance, to the rear of the Food Hall.
    • There is step free 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.

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.