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William H Brown - Norwich (Bank Plain)

5 Bank Plain, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4SF

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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 William H Brown Norwich 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 Norwich.
  • 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 Bank Plain.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the branch.
    • The public parking facilities located close to the branch include: St Andrews car Park.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
  • The approach surface is uneven in places.

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 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside the Branch (Ground Floor Sales)

  • There is 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.
  • Comments View
    • The 2 dedicated mortgage services desks have bench seating.

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 10 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located 4 sales desks are located ahead as you enter the branch. 2 dedicated Mortgage services desks are located at the rear of the branch 4 'Select' Sales and Lettings desks are located on the second floor of the branch
  • The nearest desk is approximately 5m 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.
    • Some of the desks are 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 some of the desks.
    • All 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 to the right as you enter the branch.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are 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 left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the branch as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,2.
  • Accessing the Lift View
    • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
    • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
    • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is low.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is medium.
    • The clear door width is 80cm.
  • Lift Features View
    • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 108cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 7in).
    • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
    • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
    • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
    • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
    • There is not a hearing loop system.
    • The lift does not have Braille markings.
    • The lift does have tactile markings.
    • The lighting levels in the lift are low.

Inside the Branch (Second Floor 'Select' Sales and Lettings Department)

  • There is 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.

Meeting Room (East Anglia Auction Centre)

  • Auction Room is located on the second floor to the rear of Select sales .
  • Clear signage for the room is visible from the entrance.
  • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is 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 80cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is low.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is low.
  • 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 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 high.
    • 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.