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Tesco Barnt Green Express

30 Hewell Road, Barnt Green, Birmingham, B45 8NE

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Summary

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • If you require assistance approach any member of staff.
  • This store is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps people with hidden disabilities which aren’t always obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.
  • There is not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (shallow).
  • There is a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • There is a Tesco Collect+ service in the store.
  • Tesco Collect+ services for customers are located at any checkout.
  • There is not a portable hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The defibrillator is located at the front of the store by the entrance.

Parking

  • The store has shared parking facilities.
  • The store shares the shopping area's parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Hewell Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is parking in front of the store and further parking available at the rear of the store. The approach to the car park at the rear has a steep slope. The Blue Badge Bay is located on Hewell Road to the left of the entrance.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 192cm x 690cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays do not have a marked zone around them.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 30 minutes.
    • The Blue Badge Bay is signed.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are not available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 5m from the entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 75cm.
  • The bollards contrast visually with the tarmac.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 128cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 84cm and 113cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.
  • There is a bin located by the bollards in front of the ATM.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 77cm.
    • The bollards contrast(s) visually with the tarmac.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 110cm.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
    • There is a trolley rack to the left of the entrance which is 83cm high. There are bins and parking signs to the right of the entrance on the approach and a parking sign, bike rack and advertising signs to the left of the entrance. The bike rack is 61cm high.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Hewell Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO express'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do not contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 133cm.
    • There are baskets to the right and directly in front as you enter the store.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 120cm.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 95cm.
    • Some aisles are obstructed by product bins.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • There is no background music played.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is provided.
    • There is written and pictorial signage for certain products on the outermost aisles.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are moderate to good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s) and self-service checkout(s).
    • There are 3 staffed checkouts and 2 self service tills.
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the staffed checkout(s).
    • The staffed checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the staffed checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 71cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; Tills 1 and 2.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are not trained to use the hearing assistance system(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); Tills 1 and 2.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 04/08/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at till 1 however was not working at till 2 as no sound was picked up.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 110cm and 135cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • The self-service checkouts are card only.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.