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Marks and Spencer Stoke-on-Trent

11 Upper Market Square, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1PU

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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 Stoke.
  • 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 (Upper Market Square - Womenswear)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving, which is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Upper Market Square - Womenswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Upper Market Square.
  • 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 131cm (4ft 4in).

Approach (Goodson Street - Womenswear)

  • 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 tarmac, which is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Goodson Street - Womenswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Goodson 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 slight.
  • Step Details View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Approach (Meigh Street Car Cark - Food Hall)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is tiled.

Outside Access (Meigh Street Car Cark - Food Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level M of Meigh Street car park.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details View
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 145cm (4ft 9in).

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, in the Café and at the Order & Collect 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 on the second floor, to the left 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 16m from the lift.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the Upper Market Square - Womenswear entrance or Goodson Street - 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).
    • There is a browse and order hub within Womenswear.
  • 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 18m from the Upper Market Square - Womenswear entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 96cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • 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 200cm x 157cm.
    • 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 105cm and 140cm 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 a functional assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 90cm.
  • 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).

Food Hall

  • Food Hall View
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground, to the rear of the store as you enter the Upper Market Square - Womenswear 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 high activity till(s) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 96cm.
    • 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 left of the store as you enter the Upper Market Square - Womenswear 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 16cm.
    • 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 not visible from the stairs.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • There is an/are escalator(s) for public use.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the left of the store as you enter the Upper Market Square - Womenswear 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.
    • There is a bollard at the foot of the escalator.
    • Clear signage for the lift is not visible from the escalator(s).
    • There is an/are additional escalator(s) in the store, however details may vary.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located to the rear right of the store as you enter the Upper Market Square - Womenswear entrance.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 72m from the Upper Market Square - Womenswear 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 116cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 166cm x 144cm.
    • There is not 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 does not have an audible announcer.
    • The lift has a hearing assistance alarm system.
    • The height of the lift controls are between 100cm and 118cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

Till/Counter (First Floor)

  • The till/counter is located on the first floor, to the right 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 8m from the lift.
  • The height of the till/counter is 96cm.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.

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).
    • There is a browse and order hub within Babywear/Kidswear.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie View
    • Lingerie is located on the first floor, to the rear 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).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 3 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), 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 231cm x 216cm.
    • 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 21cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 129cm 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 Lingerie.
    • 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).

Beauty

  • Beauty View
    • The Beauty department is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department, via lift.
    • 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).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located on the second floor, ahead 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 3m 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 5 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 203cm x 175cm.
    • 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 99cm and 142cm 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 an assistance bell, but it was not functional at the time of the survey.
    • The height of the assistance bell from the floor is 92cm.
  • 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), 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).

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, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Bureau de Change, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Bureau de Change.
    • The Bureau de Change is approximately 18m from the lift.
    • The height of the Bureau de Change counter is 101cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the second 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 86cm.
  • The height of the lowered section of the service counter is 60cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m 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 available on request.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Refunds and Exchanges

  • The Refund and Exchange counter is located on the second 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 20m from the lift.
  • The height of the Refund and Exchange counter is 95cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Step(s) (Toilet Facilities)

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to access the accessible and standard toilets.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

Lift (Toilet Facilities)

  • There is a platform lift to access the accessible and standard toilets.
  • The lift is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
  • The lift is approximately 48m from the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 125cm.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out the lift.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing assistance alarm system.
  • The height of the lift controls are 88cm.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

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 rear 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 54m 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 84cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 270cm.
    • 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 86cm.
    • 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 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 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 77cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest and 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 84cm.
    • 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 47cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 96cm.
  • Colour Contrast in the Accessible Toilet View
    • There is a colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is not 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 88cm.

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 rear 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.

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.