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South Aylesford Retail Park

Quarry Wood, Aylesford, Kent, ME20 7TP

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Getting Here

  • South Aylesford Retail Park is on the A20 London Road, approximately 1 mile from Junction 5 of the M20.
  • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the shopping park.
  • The Arriva 71 and 72 bus services run along London Road, which is just outside of South Aylesford Retail Park, to the rear of Homebase.
    71 – Maidstone to Snodland (71) or Leybourne Park (71A) via Allington, Larkfield and Lunsford Park
    72 – Maidstone to Kings Hill via Allington, Larkfield, Clare Park and West Malling.
  • The nearest railway station is Aylesford.
  • The easiest way to get to South Aylesford Retail Park is to walk up Station Road from Aylesford train station, to Ditton Corner.
    From here, the number 72 bus to Maidstone town centre will take you to Hall Road, opposite the shopping park.
  • For more information on Aylesford Station please click here (opens new tab).

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language. Please phone the venue in advance for more information.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
  • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
  • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s){Dropdown}.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
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    • The first set of steps has a handrail on the left as you go down that does not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The second set of steps has handrails both sides that do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Parking

  • The shopping park does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off London Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
  • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • 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 260cm x 480cm (8ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
  • There is a 120cm marked zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
  • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • There are no parking charges for the car park.
  • Parking is free for visitors of the venue.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

External Area(s)

  • Digital wayfinders are not available.
  • Information posts are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • This external area is partially covered.
  • The type of flooring in this area is stone/concrete paving.
  • There is customer seating available outside Costa and Nando's.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
  • Background music is not played in this area.
  • There is step free access in this area.
  • There are bollards between the parking and walkways and across the walkways in places.
    The height of the bollards is 105cm.
    The width of the bollards vary between 115cm and 160cm.
    The bollards have a clear identification band.

Toilet Facilities

  • There are no public toilets available.
  • There are toilets available in some of the individual units, including Marks and Spencer.