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St Mary's Car Park

St Mary's Boulevard, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR1 3AH

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Location

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

Opening Times

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

Pedestrian and Vehicle Entrance / Exit

  • The entrance / exit is located in Matlock Street.
  • 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 are 2 similar gates either side of the vehicle entrance for pedestrian access to the car park.
  • The gate surveyed was on the right as you face the entrance.
  • The gate is single, and opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is permanently held open.
  • The width of the gate is 111cm.
  • There is an easy ramp immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is a path either side of the vehicle entrance which is over 150cm in width and allows access to the car park from Matlock Street.
  • There is an easy slope on the path.

Outside Access (St Mary's Footbridge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2, leading in from St Mary's.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).

Reception (Security Office)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the pedestrian and vehicle entrance / exit.
  • There is not 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

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 type is multi storey.
    • There is/are 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 355cm x 500cm (11ft 8in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the footbridge entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the footbridge entrance.
    • 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.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 185cm (6ft 1in).
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are located on level 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 ,2, 3.
    • 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 medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the car park as you enter via the pedestrian and vehicle entrance / exit.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • The lift is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the pedestrian and vehicle entrance / exit.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 166cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 5in).
  • 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 have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the footbridge entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 2, to the left as you exit the lift and footbridge entrance lobby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 228cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 6in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.