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Marks and Spencer Liffey Valley

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Shancastle Avenue, Clondalkin, Dublin, Ireland, Eire

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This store has a Sensory Hour during the first hour they are open on a Sunday morning, every Sunday.

Public Transport and Parking (Purple Car Park)

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Clondalkin.
  • 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 (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre)

  • Access into Liffey Valley Shopping Centre is via double width automatic doors with step free access.
  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is vinyl.

Outside Access (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Liffey Valley 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 230cm.

Approach (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park)

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

Outside Access (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Home)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Purple 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 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • 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 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • There are fixed barriers/security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers/security barriers is 225cm.

Outside Access (Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Food Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the Purple 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 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).

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 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 Home desk/counter and at the food information 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 Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is located to the front right of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance, between Womenswear and Menswear.
    • 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 24m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 94cm.
    • There is not 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 not placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located ahead as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - 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 9m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear 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 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 20 fitting room(s) in total within Womenswear, 2 of which are accessible fitting rooms.
    • 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 157cm 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 105cm 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 44cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is an/are additional accessible fitting room(s) in this area, however details may vary.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 18 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).

Till/Counter (Womenswear - Front Left)

  • The till/counter is located to the front left of the store as you enter via the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear 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 21m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
  • The height of the till/counter is 97cm.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.
  • 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.

Beauty

  • Beauty View
    • The Beauty department is located ahead as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • 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).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Beauty department till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Beauty department till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 28m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • The height of the Beauty department till(s)/counter(s) is/are 90cm.
    • 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.

Café (M&S Café - Liffey Valley Shopping Centre)

  • The Café is located in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, in front of the Liffey Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
  • 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.
  • 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 68cm.
  • 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 not available.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Home

  • Home View
    • The Home department is located ahead as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Home entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Home department.
    • 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).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Home department till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Home department till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Home department till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 30m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Home entrance.
    • The height of the Home department till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • 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.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located ahead as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Food Hall 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.
    • The height of the lowered section of the high activity till(s) is 69cm.
    • There is not a self service till with a hearing assistance system.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located to the right of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear 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).
  • 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 36m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • 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 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 9 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 155cm 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 100cm 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 42cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 8 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 to the right of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre Purple Car Park - Home entrance.
  • 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 not 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 68cm.
  • 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 not available.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located to the rear of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear 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 Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 7 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 155cm 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 29cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 100cm 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 not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 6 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).

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear View
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located to the rear of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • 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).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Babywear/Kidswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Babywear/Kidswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Babywear/Kidswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 60m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
    • The height of the Babywear/Kidswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • 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.

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 to the rear of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance, to the rear of the Babywear/Kidswear department.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 70m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear 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 150cm x 240cm.
    • 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 80cm.
    • 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 is a coat hook in the accessible toilet, 130cm 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 not 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 60cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 125cm.
    • 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.

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 to the rear of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance, to the rear of the Babywear/Kidswear department.
    • There is step free access 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.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room in the store.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the rear of the store as you enter the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance, to the rear of the Babywear/Kidswear department.
  • There is step free 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 70m from the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre - Womenswear entrance.
  • 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 104cm.
  • 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 90cm.
  • 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 Irish 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.