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Bridges Shopping Centre - Rooftop Car Park

The Bridges Shopping Centre, High Street West, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3DR

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Location

  • The venue is located within The Bridges Shopping Centre.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.
  • The nearest Metro Station is Sunderland.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • For up to date parking information please click here.
    • The car park is located on the roof of shopping centre, off High Street West.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the rooftop car park entrance 2.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the rooftop car park entrance 2.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The pay stations are located just beyond the rooftop car park entrances 1 and 2.

Vehicle Entrance

  • The vehicle entrance is located in High Street West.
  • There is no height restriction at the entrance but there is a weight limit of 18t MGW.

Vehicle Exit

  • The vehicle exit is located in York Street.
  • There is no height restriction at the exit but there is a weight limit of 18t MGW.

Outside Access (Rooftop Car Park Entrance 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the north side of the car park, next to Rosscare Mobility.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Rooftop Car Park Entrance 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the south end of the car park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

Rooftop Car Park Walkways and Layout

  • The car park has several walkways which are marked out with yellow paint that pass alongside the parking bays and lead to both entrances.
  • There are pay stations available inside both entrances just past the lifts.
  • The flooring is concrete and level.
  • The car park is open air and has various lamp posts for when the daylight fades.

Other Floors (Rooftop Car Park to Shopping Centre 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are in the corridor to the left, after the lift as you enter from the Brougham Street entrance 1 and on the south side of the rooftop car park, opposite rooftop car park entrance 2.

Lift (Rooftop Car Park to Shopping Centre 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor to the left as you enter from the Brougham Street entrance 1 and on the south side of the rooftop car park, opposite roof top car park entrance 2.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Brougham Street entrance 1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 245cm (4ft 1in x 8ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Other Floors (Rooftop Car Park to Shopping Centre 2)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter from the Brougham Street entrance 2 and next to Rosscare Mobility on level 2 as you enter from the rooftop car park.

Lift (Rooftop Car Park to Shopping Centre 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter from the Brougham Street entrance 2 and next to Rosscare Mobility on level 2 as you enter from the roof top car park.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Brougham Street entrance 2.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 170cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is another lift to the right, which has the same specifications.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Please refer to the Bridges Shopping Centre guide for information on toilet facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

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Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.