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Bridges Shopping Centre - Car Park

The Bridges Shopping Centre, Green Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3PZ

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Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Friday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 23:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 23:30.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • For up to date parking information please click here.
    • The car park is located in Terrace Green.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • 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 route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are parent and child bays located on level 2.
    • Payment is due prior to exit using the pay stations.
    • The pay stations are located throughout the car park and are signposted.
    • The height to the top control of the pay stations is 137cm.
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays on Level 1.
    • There are 9 Blue Badge bays on Level 2.
    • There are 9 Blue Badge bays on Level 3.
    • There are 11 Blue Badge bays on Level 4.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay on Level 1 is 21m from the Debenhams lift lobby.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay on Level 1 is 26m from the Debenhams lift lobby.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bays on Levels 2, 3, and 4 are 4m from the Crowland Road lift lobby.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bays on Levels 2, 3 and 4 are 20m from the Debenhams lift Lobby.

Vehicle and Pedestrian Entrance / Exit

  • The entrance / exit is located in Green Terrace.
  • There are two lanes for vehicles to enter the car park.
  • These lanes have a barrier on each side, with controls that are accessible from the drivers window to get the issued ticket for parking.
  • There are two lanes for vehicles to exit the car park.
  • These lanes have a barrier on each side, with controls that are accessible from the drivers window that you enter your paid ticket to exit.
  • There is a path to the left of the vehicle entrance which is over 150cm in width and allows access to the car park from Green Terrace.

Outside Access (Green Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Green Terrace.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 201cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are gates on the path leading to the entrance (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • The gates open away from you, are double, are permanently held open and are 230cm in width.
    • There are bollards on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The width between the bollards is 97cm.

Outside Access (Green Terrace Access Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Green Terrace, opposite the traffic lights.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The steps can be bypassed by staying on the lower level of Green Terrace.

Outside Access (Crowtree Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Crowtree Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Debenhams Level 2 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level 2 of the car park, leading in from the first floor of Debenhams.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.

Outside Access (Debenhams Level 4 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level 4 of the car park, leading in from the second floor of Debenhams.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers in front of the entrance.
    • The width between the security barriers is 146cm.
    • There is a similar entrance on Level 1 of the car park, leading in from the ground floor of Debenhams (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Lift (Debenhams Level 4 Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Debenhams level 4 entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 138cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Level Change (Debenhams Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Debenhams Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Debenhams ground floor entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Security Office)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the vehicle and Pedestrian entrance / exit.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell to attract attention.
    • The height of the bell is 109cm.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors (Crowtree Road Lobby)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Crowtree Road Lobby)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the Crowtree Road entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Crowtree Road entrance.
  • 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 188cm x 175cm (6ft 2in x 5ft 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 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Debenhams Entrance Lobby)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Debenhams Entrance Lobby)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter via the Debenhams entrances on levels 2 and 4.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Debenhams entrances.
  • 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 190cm x 175cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Green Terrace / Access Road Entrance Lobby)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Green Terrace / Access Road Entrance Lobby)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the Green Terrace / Access Road entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Green Terrace / Access Road entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 205cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 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 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Debenhams Lift Lobby from Car Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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)

Additional Info

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

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