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Allen & Harris - Penarth

6 Andrews Buildings, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2AA

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Alternative Services

  • This branch and the business is committed to making the services they offer accessible to all customers.
  • As well as in-person appointments at their office, they can adapt to your needs and requirements by using phone calls, email or video calls – whichever works best for you and your circumstances.
  • If you’d rather see them face-to-face in your own home, they can always accommodate that too.
  • In each branch a portable hearing loop is available on request with 48 hours notice.
  • To find out more or if you have any further questions, please contact your local branch.

Branch Information

  • For contact details, opening times, and services available in this branch, please click here to visit the Allen and Harris Penarth branch page on their website (opens in a new tab).
  • This branch is located in/on a main shopping street/area.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
  • The nearest train station is Penarth.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located via a shared entrance lobby, to the left of the branch.
  • There is external signage.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside the Branch

  • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the branch.
  • The type of flooring in the branch is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a waiting area available in the branch.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • Seating in the branch includes; chairs with no armrests.

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 3 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located on the ground floor at the front of the branch.
  • The nearest desk is approximately 2m from the entrance.
  • The desk(s) is/are is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the desk(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the desk(s).
  • Desk Features View
    • There are screens, windows, TVs or mirrors in front of or behind some of the desks which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The desk(s) is/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the desk(s) are good.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • None of the desks have clear space under them.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the desk(s).

Step(s) (Single low level)

  • There is a/are step(s) located rear left of the branch.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Mortgage Services meeting room.
  • There is/are 1 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 6cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This step gives access to a level turning area, that leads to a further set of steps that are at the entrance to the Mortgage Services meeting room.

Step(s)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear left of the branch.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access Mortgage services meeting room.
  • There is/are 2 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is 25cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Meeting Room (Mortgage services meeting room)

  • Mortgage services meeting room is located the rear left of the branch.
  • Clear signage for the room is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is not step free access into the room.
  • Access into the Room View
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk is 70cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are not screens, windows, TVs or mirrors in front of or behind the desk which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The desk is placed in front of a plain background.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • It was not possible to photograph the office interior at the time of survey, a meeting was in progress.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for customer use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.