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Tesco Portslade Metro

19-20 Boundary Road, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1GB

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Summary

Getting Here

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • There is a colleague available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 95cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of customers allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There is signage throughout the store to remind people of social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at checkouts/counters.
  • Toilets are currently unavailable.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

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 wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the customer service 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, adapted with padded seat and adapted with padded seat/headrest.
  • There is 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 of Gordon Road.
  • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 9 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 241cm x 472cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and 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.
    • Blue Badge bays are located on Level 1 and 3.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for up to 2 hours.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 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).

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 level 2 of the car park.
  • Colleagues are not able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
  • There is/are 4 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 245cm x 448cm.
  • The charging point(s) is/are located to the front as you approach the bay(s).
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 100cm.
  • An app is required to use the charging point(s).
  • Payment signs are not provided.
  • Payment for charging is made via an app/online.
  • 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.

Public Parking

  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Boundary Road.
    • The dimensions of the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 190cm x 500cm (6ft 3in x 16ft 5in).
    • There are not parking charges for the on street Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Standard on street parking is available.
    • The standard on street parking is located on Boundary Road.
  • Public Car Park View
    • There is not a car park for public use within approximately 200m (219yd).
  • 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 outside the Boundary Road Entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 4m from the Boundary Road Entrance.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 109cm and 130cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Access To (Main Store from Car Park)

  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are used to access the main store from the car park.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located beyond the car park entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the car park entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • 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 depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 27cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Lift(s) View
    • The lifts are used to access the main store from the car park.
    • The lift is located beyond the car park entrance.
    • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park 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 and 2.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
    • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 160cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • There is 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 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.
    • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Entrance (Car Park Level 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 of the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome to Tesco Metro Portslade'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 135cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance on Level 1 of the car park but that entrance has a slightly steeper ramp (photographs 6-9).

Entrance (Boundary Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Boundary Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Tesco Metro'.
    • 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 167cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 160cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The barriers do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 180cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • There is some 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 only played at certain 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.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the left after exiting the lift.
    • 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 basket only checkout(s), self-service checkout(s) and staffed 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; 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 tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); 7.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 15/03/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Basket Only Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the basket only checkout(s).
    • The basket only checkout(s) is not/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the basket only checkout(s) is/are 82cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) .
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the basket only checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the basket only checkout(s).
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 63cm and 133cm.
    • 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 Service)

  • The counter is located to the left after exiting the lift.
  • The counter is approximately 11m from the lift.
  • 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 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 not signed.
  • Colleagues are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located beyond the high street entrance, past the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the High Street Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • 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 good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 300cm (4ft 12in x 9ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by 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 good.
    • 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 158cm from the floor.
  • 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 56cm.
    • The shelf is 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 good.
    • 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 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.
  • 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 85cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.