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Mercedes-Benz of Bristol

Lysander Road, Cribbs Causeway, Bristol, Avon, BS10 7UB

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Dealership Information

  • For contact details, opening times, and services available in this branch, please click here to visit the Mercedes-Benz of Bristol branch page on their website (opens in a new tab).
  • The dealership has access to a live BSL interpreter via video call.
  • The branch has no magnifying glass and no signature guide.
  • Documents can be provided in the following alternative formats: large print on request, Braille on request and different languages on request.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
  • The nearest train station is Patchway.
  • The dealership has its own car park.
  • The car park is located at the front of the branch.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking is free for all customers.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 3 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked/signposted.
  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay are 230cm x 490cm and all bays are the same size.
  • There is a hatched zone on one side and to the rear.
  • The hatched zone is at least 120cm.
  • The nearest designated bay is 12m from the entrance.
  • There is additional parking for servicing and MOTs.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include dropped kerbs without tactile paving.
  • Electric Vehicle Charging View
    • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the right of the dealership.
    • There is/are 2 electric vehicle charging point(s).
    • The height of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 71cm.
    • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 90cm.

Dealership Forecourt

  • The surfaces in the forecourt are uneven.
  • There are some marked walkways in the forecourt to make routes safer for customers.
  • There is step-free access in the forecourt.
  • There is room for wheelchairs users to manoeuvre around the cars in the forecourt.
  • There is not room for wheelchair users to manoeuvre between cars in the forecourt.
  • Not all signage is clearly presented/easy to read.

Entrance

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the dealership .
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
  • There are double automatic doors which open by sliding.
  • The width of the door opening is 147cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • The second set of doors are double automatic doors which open by sliding.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located before you reach the first set of doors.
    • A width of at least 150cm and There is a ramp with a steep gradient.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Reception

  • The reception point is located straight ahead after you enter the dealership.
  • The reception point is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance.
  • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
  • There is step-free access to this reception.
  • The height of the reception counter is 106cm.
  • There is not a low level counter at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • For writing and signing documents, there is sufficient space at the counter.
  • There is background noise here.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is hard flooring in the reception area.
  • Reception View
    • There is some flooring in the reception area which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring in the reception area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are mats on the floor that might be perceived as holes.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • The Welcome Desk is used for ordering parts.

Showroom

  • There is step-free access throughout the branch.
  • The majority of walkways are over 150cm wide.
  • There is room for wheelchair users to manoeuvre between cars in the showroom.
  • Display cars within the showroom are often moved.
  • No cars are accessed by a small raised threshold.
  • Not all signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
  • There is hard flooring in the showroom.
  • There is some flooring in the showroom which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Sales Desks

  • There are 4 sales desks, and the nearest one is approximately 32m from the entrance.
  • The desk(s) is/are is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the desk(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the desk(s).
  • The sales area has: high stools, chairs with armrests, tables which are accessible to wheelchair users and chairs without armrests.
  • The lowest desk is 76cm high and the highest desk is 95cm high.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
  • All of the desks have clear space under them.

Customer Lounge

  • There is a customer lounge 21m from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the customer lounge.
  • There is hard flooring in this area.
  • There is some flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the lounge.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the lounge.
  • The following furniture is permanently fixed: some of the tables.
  • The customer lounge has: chairs without armrests, tables which are accessible to wheelchair users, chairs with armrests and coffee tables.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 40cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.
  • The tables do contrast visually with the floor.
  • There is a staffed refreshment counter.
  • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to customers.
  • The height of the counter is 97cm.
  • There is a coffee machine, a water dispenser and a television.
  • There is not an entertainment or activity area for children.

Entrance (Smart Car)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the dealership .
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
  • There are double manual doors (with one door locked) which opens both ways.
  • The width of the door opening is 101cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located before you reach the doors.
    • There is a ramp with a steep gradient.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Showroom (Smart Car)

  • There is step-free access throughout the branch.
  • The majority of walkways are over 150cm wide.
  • There is room for wheelchair users to manoeuvre between most of the cars in the showroom.
  • Display cars within the showroom are rarely moved.
  • Not all signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
  • There is hard flooring in the showroom.
  • There is some flooring in the showroom which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the dealership to the right of the customer lounge.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the customer lounge.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 210cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin and storage items.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 78cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 108cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is high.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 89cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the right of the customer lounge.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m from the customer lounge.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 93cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.