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Skipton Building Society - Newcastle

111-115 Grainger Street, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5AE

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Branch Information

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
    • The nearest train station is Newcastle Central.
    • The nearest Metro station is Monument.
  • Parking View
    • The branch does not have its own car park.
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the branch).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Nun Street.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the branch.
    • The public parking facilities are located on Stowell Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very slight incline.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Grainger Street.
    • There is external signage.
    • The sign(s) is/are located above the entrance.
    • The branch is clearly signed with 'Skipton Building Society'.
    • There is not a list of services at the entrance area.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.

Branch Internal Access

  • 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 seating area available in the branch.
  • Seating in the branch includes; chairs with armrests and armchairs.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Transaction Counter

  • The counter is located ahead as you enter the branch.
  • The counter is approximately 4m from the main entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 109cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the system.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Room 1)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Room 1.
    • Room 1 is located to the left of the transaction counter.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • 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 sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
    • 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 a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Room 2)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Room 2.
    • Room 2 is located to the left of the transaction counter.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • 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 sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • 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 a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is not fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Step(s) (Customer Meeting Room 3)

  • There is a/are step(s) located either side of the transaction counter.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access customer meeting room 3.
  • There is/are 2 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are 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 not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is 28cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Other Floors (Customer Meeting Room 3)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are not located on the shop floor/in a public area.
  • The stairs are located behind the transaction counter.
  • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • Manual single doors are used to access the stairs on the ground and first floor.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and first floor.
  • 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 not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not 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 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 good.

Customer Meeting Room(s) (Room 3)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Room 3.
    • Room 3 is located on the first floor.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • 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 a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is some fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 71cm.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.