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Brown & Merry - Leighton Buzzard

17 High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 1DA

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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 Brown and Merry Leighton Buzzard branch page on their website (opens in a new tab).
  • This branch is located in/on a main shopping street/area.
  • Help and Assistance View
    • There is not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
    • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
  • The nearest train station is Leighton Buzzard.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on West Street .
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the branch).
  • Public Car Parks View
    • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the branch.
    • The public parking facilities located close to the branch include: West Street.
  • Comments View
    • West Street Multi storey car park has 266 spaces. There is a height restriction of 1.98m. Blue badge bays are available.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and 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 at the front of the branch.
  • There is external signage.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main 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 78cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the door threshold .
    • 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 12cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.

Inside the Branch

  • There is not step-free access throughout the branch.
  • The type of flooring in the branch is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a waiting area available in the branch.
  • Seating can be provided for customers while they wait.
  • Seating in the branch includes; chairs with no armrests.

Level Change (access to the Lettings desk)

  • There is a/are step(s) located in the middle of the branch .
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the Lettings area.
  • There is/are 2 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is 23cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 2 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located immediately to the right after entering the branch and the lettings desks are to rear.
  • The nearest desk is approximately 3m from the entrance.
  • The desk(s) is/are is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to some of the desks.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the desk(s).
  • Desk Features View
    • There are not screens, windows, TVs or mirrors in front of or behind the desk(s) 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 moderate to 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).

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of the branch .
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.

Meeting Room (Mortgage Consultancy Room)

  • Mortgage Consultancy Room is located on the first floor .
  • 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 not 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is low.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.