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23 Parkgate Shopping Centre, Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2EL

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Shirley.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Shirley.
  • The venue is in a shopping mall.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is staffed from 07:00 - 22:00 on weekdays and 10:00 - 17:00 at weekends.

Parking (Parkgate Shopping Centre Asda)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The car park is shared with Parkgate Shopping Centre/Asda off Haslucks Green Road.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 700cm (13ft 1in x 22ft 12in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the Parkgate car park lifts.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 2300cm (75ft 6in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 3 hour free parking limit.

Lift (Parkgate Asda Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left opposite the Asda Parkgate entrance stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Parkgate car park entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The underground Parkgate car park entrance doors are permanently held open.
    • There are wide automatic doors at the front of Adsa to the right which lead to Parkgate.
    • There is level access to the entrances and upper level via lift.
    • There are 6 further designated bays at the other side of the Asda car park and a similar lift to the store and Parkgate Shopping Centre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments View
    • There are touch screen signup machines on the first floor for non members to gain access to the internal doors.
    • The touch screens are higher than 120cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the venue.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 145cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors require a swipe card to enter.
    • There are dual automatic double doors to the right on the first floor which are 50cm wide.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the rear of the fitness suite.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rails and accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located round to the left of first floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 270cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of the venue on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Children are not welcomed at the venue.