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Galleries Shopping Centre - West Car Park

off Washington Highway, Washington, Tyne & Wear, NE38 7SD

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Introduction

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.
  • The nearest Metro Station is South Hylton.

Vehicle Entrance / Exit

  • The vehicle entrance and exit is located off Washington Highway (A182) and can also be reached from Parkway.
  • The entrance and exit does not have a height restriction and is a two-way road.

Access Point (Pedestrian Access - Galleries West Entrance 1- Asda)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located leading from the right of the car park to Galleries West Entrance 1.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the right of the car park to Galleries West Entrance 1.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Access Point (Pedestrian Access - Galleries West Entrance 2 - Washington Galleries Bus Station)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in the centre of the car park leading to the Washington Galleries Bus Station and Galleries West Entrance 2.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 150cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in the centre of the car park leading to the Washington Galleries Bus Station and Galleries West Entrance 2.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located opposite the ramp.
    • There is/are 10+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 8, 9 and 10 show the steps leading from the pedestrian access point down to Washington Galleries Bus Station.
    • These steps are clearly marked with handrails on both sides.
    • These steps are 18cm high.
    • Please refer to the Washington Galleries Bus Station guide for an alternative entrance with level access.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Washington Highway (A182).
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • 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 39m (42yd 1ft) from the pedestrian access - Galleries West Entrance 1.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 69m (75yd 1ft) from the pedestrian access - Galleries West Entrance 1.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located next to Asda.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 4 hour maximum stay policy unless permission is obtained from customer services within the shopping centre.
    • There are parent and child parking bays close to pedestrian access Galleries West Entrance 2.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)