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Tesco Kensington Superstore

West Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, W14 8PB

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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 help and services 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 wheelchair(s), mobility/electric scooter(s), powered wheelchair(s) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the help and services counter.
  • 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), standard (large) with baby seat, wheelchair attachable and adapted with padded seat.
  • There is a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Tesco Grocery Click+Collect items from the car park collection station.
  • 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 parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
  • The car park is located off Fenelon Place.
  • The car park type is multi storey.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • 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.
    • The is height restriction to access the first floor of the car park with a height restriction of 225cm.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 290cm x 450cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zones around the Blue Badge parking bays have at least the recommended width of 120cm.
  • Paying View
    • Parking restrictions are as follows: 1.5 Hours Maximum when the store is open. 15 Minutes Maximum when the store is closed.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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 concrete.
    • 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).
    • The pedestrian crossing has tactile paving on both sides.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point(s) is/are located near the Blue Badge bays.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

Electric Vehicle Charging Points (Pod Point)

  • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
  • The provider of the charging point(s) is Pod Point.
  • The charging speed is unknown.
  • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located on the first floor of the car park.
  • Colleagues are not able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
  • There is/are 6 electric vehicle charging point(s).
  • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
  • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 290cm x 450cm.
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 115cm.
  • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
  • Payment signs are provided.
  • Payment signs are clearly presented.
  • Payment for charging is made at a payment machine and via an app/online.
  • There are alternative controls available, one of which requires an app whilst the other can use an app or card.
  • For more information and a guide to electric vehicle charging please click here.
  • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Approach (West Cromwell Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 5 unmarked step(s), with a central handrail.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 94cm.

Entrance (West Cromwell Road)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off West Cromwell Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hello'.
    • 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 155cm.
    • 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 195cm.
    • There are identical sets of doors at either side of the entrance foyer.
    • 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 194cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 130cm.

Entrance (Car Park - Ground Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the car park on the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hello'.
    • 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/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 210cm.
    • 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 150cm.
    • There are identical sets of doors at either side of the entrance foyer.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers is 165cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 130cm.
  • Comments View
    • The set of doors at the side of the entrance detailed above has a set of bollards with a width of 115cm between them in front of the first entrance (photograph 3).

ATM(s) (Car Park - Ground Floor)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located between the first and second car park ground floor entrance doors.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 10m from the entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 90cm and 120cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance (Car Park - First Floor / Store - Second Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the first floor of the car park, accessing the second floor of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Entrance this Way'.
    • There is step-free access 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 single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance was not in use at time of survey (18/11/2021) and had a metal shutter in front of it (photograph 1).
    • The door as it appears from inside the store can be seen in photograph 2.

Lift (External)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the first and second floor car park entrance.
  • The lift was out of use at the time of the survey.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is low.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • The lift exit on the first floor (photograph 2) is within the car park and on the second floor (photograph 3) it leads to Shaftesbury Place.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There are structural pillars in some aisles which restrict the overall width.
    • There is some flooring in which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is 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 in Tesco Mobile, the pharmacy and café.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.

Tesco Mobile

  • Tesco Mobile Area View
    • Tesco Mobile is located to the left after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
    • Tesco Mobile is approximately 20m from the entrance.
    • 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 is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • 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 101cm.
    • 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.
  • Consultation Desk(s) View
    • Tesco Mobile has 1 consultation desk(s) available.
    • The consultation desk surveyed is 1m from the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation desk(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 98cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk(s).
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy Area View
    • The Pharmacy is located to the left after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
    • The Pharmacy is approximately 20m from the entrance.
    • The Pharmacy is clearly 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.
    • 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.
    • There is flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
  • 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 90cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the 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 18/11/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Consultation Room(s) View
    • The pharmacy has 1 consultation room(s) available.
    • The consultation room is 2m from the pharmacy counter.
    • The consultation room is clearly signed.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the consultation room.
    • There is a/are 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 86cm.
    • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the consultation room.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The consultation room is fully enclosed.

Café (Harris + Hoole)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located just beyond the West Cromwell Road Entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
  • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
  • Colleagues can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
  • Menu types include; written wall menus.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Colleagues can read menus to customers if requested.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Takeaway cups are available.
  • Adapted cups are not available.
  • Adapted cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • This area does play background music.
  • Background music is played at all times.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The height of the counter is 86cm.
  • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
  • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 74cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 75cm.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 75cm.
  • The surface height of the lowest table is 40cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • There are also coffee tables, booths and bench seats.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located near the ground floor car park 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 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 91cm.
    • 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 a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; 22.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 109cm and 132cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • There are additional self-service checkouts near the West Cromwell Road entrance.
  • Scan as you Shop View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 112cm and 136cm.
    • 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 (Help and Services)

  • The counter is located to the left after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 15m from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is not 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 101cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 79cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the 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 18/11/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Counter (Travel Money)

  • The counter is located to the right after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
  • The counter is approximately 14m from the entrance.
  • Clear signage for the counter is 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 91cm.
  • There is 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 18/11/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the rear of the store.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the ground floor car park entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the help and services counter.
    • There is pictorial, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 140cm x 190cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female 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.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 60cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet located in the same location (photographs 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9).
    • In this cubicle there is good colour contrast between the seat and the toilet.

Stairs (Ground, First and Second Floors)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located to the right after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
  • The stairs are approximately 15m from the entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
  • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the first floor.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is not a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Some of the stairs have open risers.

Stairs (Ground and First Floors)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located within Harris + Hoole Café, to the right after you enter the store via the West Cromwell Road Entrance.
  • The stairs are approximately 12m from the entrance.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The depth of the steps are 28cm.
  • The steps do have open risers.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • The stairs lead to Gould Barbers and F&F Clothing. These facilities can also be accessed via the Internal lift.

Lift (Internal)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right after you enter via the ground floor car park entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A colleague does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is low.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 255cm (5ft 7in x 8ft 4in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The lift provides level access to Gould Barbers and F&F Clothing on the first floor and the accessible toilet, standard toilet and parent and baby room on the second floor.
    • The second floor is accessed off the first floor of the car park.

F&F Clothing (First Floor)

  • F&F Clothing View
    • F&F Clothing is located ahead as you exit the Internal lift on the first floor.
    • F&F Clothing is approximately 1m from the internal lift.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to F&F Clothing.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to F&F Clothing.
    • F&F Clothing is clearly signed.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There is flooring in this area which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are available in this area.
    • There is bench seating only.
    • Background music is played at all times.
  • Counter View
    • There are no payment counters in this area of the store. Please pay for any items at one of the main checkouts.
  • Comments View
    • There is an open entrance with a width of 84cm which leads to and from Gould Barbers (photograph 7).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Second Floor - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, to the right after you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Internal lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the help and services counter.
    • There is pictorial, written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (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 medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 210cm (4ft 9in 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 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 low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items 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.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 64cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 low.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the second floor, to the right after you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m from the lift.
    • 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 114cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a very slight slope on accessing the toilet (photograph 4).

Parent and Baby Room (Second Floor)

  • There is a parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is located on the second floor, to the right after you exit the lift.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 10m from the internal lift.
  • There is step-free access into the parent and baby room.
  • A colleague needs to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table is 94cm.
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 84cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.