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Tesco Kirkintilloch Metro

21 The Regent Centre, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G66 1JH

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • Any colleague can be approached for assistance.
  • 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) available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a colleague.
  • There is not 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 adapted with padded seat/headrest.
  • 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 has shared parking facilities.
  • The store shares the shopping centre's parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Oxford Street.
  • 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 available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • Additional parking is available in an overflow car park.
    • There is an upper level to the car park which has lift access down into the store.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 7 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 285cm.
    • 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 not got at least the recommended width of 120cm.
    • The marked zones to the side of the Blue Badge parking bays are 110cm wide.
  • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not clearly signposted.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac, block paving and flagstone/paving slabs.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is a/are clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off point(s) is/are located to the right of the shopping centre entrance.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is level access to The Regent Centre from the car park.
      There is an upper level of the car park which offers lift access directly into the Tesco store.
      From the Cowgate lower shopping level, there is a lift or stairs to access the Tesco and public toilets level.
      The stairs are clearly marked and offer handrails on both sides.
      For further details please refer to the separate access guide to The Regent Centre.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 200cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp does not have resting areas.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with no handrails.
    • 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 between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • In some areas the steps can be double height as the single steps do not follow a straight path.
      The steps leading up from Cowgate/Union Street are bypassed by the slope.

Entrance (Regent Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the shopping centre from the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • 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 187cm.
    • This entrance leads to the shopping centre foyer, with the store entrance then located immediately to the right.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a lift or stairs to access this level from the lower level shopping centre entrance on Cowgate.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the Regent Centre from the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Entrance only'.
    • 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.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 400cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 205cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 91cm and 101cm.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the left of Customer Service.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 45m from the entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 85cm and 120cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Lift (Upper Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right from the 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 2m (2yd 7in) 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 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 152cm x 204cm (4ft 12in x 6ft 8in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 not 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are mats in aisles that might be perceived as holes.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • 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 not provided.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located at the front of the store, to the left as you enter.
    • 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 92cm.
    • 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; 3, 5 and 7.
    • 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.
    • Standard checkouts are shown in photographs 1 to 4.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 64cm and 130cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).
    • Self-service checkouts are shown in photographs 5 to 8.

Counter (Customer Service)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter, beyond the checkouts.
  • The counter is approximately 40m from the entrance.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not 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 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 71cm.
  • 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 not tested at the time of the survey.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

Exit

  • Exit View
    • This information is for the exit located to the left from the checkouts.
    • The exit area/door is clearly signed internally.
    • This exit is signed with 'Exit only'.
    • There is step-free access at this exit.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this exit.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this exit area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • There are no doors at this exit.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There are security pillars at the exit doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 186cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are double doors in the shopping centre on the way back out to the car park or toilets, as shown in photograph 3.
    • The double doors to the right are automatic and open away from you, as shown in photograph 4.

Public Facilities

  • There is an accessible toilet available within the shopping centre.
  • Standard toilets are available within the shopping centre.
  • Baby changing facilities are available within the shopping centre.