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Brown & Merry - Watford

104 The Parade, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1AW

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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 Watford branch page on their website (opens in a new tab).
  • This branch is located in/on a main shopping street/area.
  • The main shopping street/area is pedestrianised.
  • The branch is located within The Parade retail area.
  • The details within this access guide relate to the branch and not the shopping 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 Watford High Street.
  • The nearest underground tube station is Watford Metropolitan.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • There are no parking facilities available at 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: Sainsburys.
  • Comments View
    • Sainsburys car park is free for 2 hours.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles/paving slabs.
  • 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 step-free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is not 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • 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 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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 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 2 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located straight ahead from the main entrance.
  • The nearest desk is approximately 4m 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 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 66cm.
    • 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.
  • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Mortgage Consultancy Room.
  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the branch.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the from the Main Entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and basement .
    • There are 15+ 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 both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.

Meeting Room

  • The Mortgage service office is located in the basement..
  • 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.
  • 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 70cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is not 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 moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.