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Tesco Finchley Superstore

37 - 49 Ballards Lane, Finchley, London, N3 1XP

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • To get assistance please speak to a colleague at the customer service counter.
  • 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/are mobility/electric scooter(s) and wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact customer service.
  • 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 (large), standard (shallow) and standard (large) with baby seat.
  • There is not a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • 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.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Popes Drive.
  • The car park type is multi storey.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 220cm x 493cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 2 hours.
  • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac.
    • There is a pedestrian crossing between the designated Blue Badge parking bays and the entrance.
    • The pedestrian crossing is level (flush) with the Blue Badge parking bays and is level with the approach to the entrance(s).
  • 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 right of the entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 1m from the entrance.
  • The height of the ATM(s) controls/screens is 128cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the store on Ballards Lane.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO'.
    • There is step-free 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 area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 230cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 163cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 124cm.

Entrance (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the store, on Popes Drive.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO'.
    • There is step-free 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 area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 150cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 173cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 200cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 144cm.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • Some aisles are obstructed by structural columns.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this store.
    • Resting/seating areas are located at the car park exit of the store.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is at the checkouts.

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located at the rear of the store by the car park exit.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 10m from the car park exit.
    • Tesco Mobile is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to Tesco Mobile.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to Tesco Mobile.
    • Tesco Mobile is clearly signed.
    • There is some flooring in this area which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Counter View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 100cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Area View
    • The Pharmacy is located to the far right as you enter the store.
    • The Pharmacy is approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the Pharmacy is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the Pharmacy.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the Pharmacy.
    • The Pharmacy is clearly signed.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Counter View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 100cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 20/05/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • Consultation Room(s) View
    • The pharmacy has 1 consultation room(s) available.
    • The consultation room is 1m from the pharmacy counter.
    • The consultation room is clearly signed.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation room.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) leading into the consultation room.
    • There is written signage on or near the door.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The clear door width is 87cm.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the consultation room.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The consultation room is fully enclosed.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the store.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s) and self-service checkout(s).
  • 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 89cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 90cm and 144cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 90cm and 144cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).

Counter (Customer Services)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 2m from the main entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • The counter is clearly signed.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 100cm.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 20/05/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the store as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is medium.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 257cm x 200cm (8ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • 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 not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is low.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 179cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • 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 104cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is 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 good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a fixed baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 75cm.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet also serves as the standard female facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located to the right as you enter the store.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • 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 male toilet.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located at the rear of the store.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • This exit is signed with 'Goodbye'.
    • There is step-free access at this exit.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • The exit door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 161cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There are security pillars at the exit doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 201cm.