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William H Brown - Welwyn Garden City

53 Wigmore North, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6PG

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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 Welwyn Garden City 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 Welwyn Garden City.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • 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 Parkway.
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the branch).
  • Public Car Parks View
    • The public parking facilities located close to the branch include: John Lewis Car Park.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles/paving slabs.
  • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.

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.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 92cm (3ft).
    • 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) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
    • 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) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the initial 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 9cm.

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 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; armchairs and chairs with no armrests.
  • Comments View
    • There is a coffee table used for all customer interactions, this table is 43cm high.

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Mortgage Services Room.
  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the branch.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the 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 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Meeting Room (Mortgage service office)

  • Mortgage Services 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 74cm.
    • 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 72cm.
    • 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 not 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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