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Tesco Rochdale Bamford Express

1a Bamford Precinct, Marlett Avenue, Rochdale, OL11 5QY

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Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • For help and assistance please go to the checkouts or approach a colleague around the store.
  • 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.
  • 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 not a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • There is not a Tesco 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 area's parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Marlett Avenue.
  • 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.
    • The car park is to the side and rear of the store.
  • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 330cm x 460cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays do not have a marked zone around them.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free (unlimited time).
  • 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 flagstone/paving slabs.
    • There is a dropped kerb located next to the Blue Badge Bay to access the store.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Approach (slight slope from the car park)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 94cm.
    • The bollards contrast(s) visually with the paving.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 100cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The dropped kerb is located in front of the Blue Badge bays, which creates a slight slope, however cars may overhang the path reducing access.
    • To access the store from the opposite side of the car park there is stepped access as there is no alternative dropped kerb.
    • The kerb is 8cm high.

Approach (steep slope/stepped from Nordern Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards contrast(s) visually with the paving.
    • There is one bollard on the approach from the road.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a steep gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 3cm.
    • There is a very small step located on the approach to the steep slope.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located to the right of the store entrance.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 7m from the entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 95cm.
  • The bollards contrast visually with the paving.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 100cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 86cm and 115cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building, if facing from Norden Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'TESCO express'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 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 135cm.
    • 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 130cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 115cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the door.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

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 82cm.
    • Some aisles are obstructed by product bins.
    • 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 not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
  • 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 to the right 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 not clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are self-service checkout(s) and staffed checkout(s).
    • There are two staffed checkouts and one self-service checkout.
  • 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 a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the staffed checkout(s) is 70cm.
    • 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; both staffed checkouts.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • Some of the hearing assistance systems 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); the staffed checkout closest to the entrance.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 06/07/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 120cm and 145cm.
    • 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 checkout is card only.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.