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Laura Ashley

Unit J The A1 Retail Park, London Road, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8PS

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Location

  • The venue is located within The A1 Retail Park.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Biggleswade.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 10:30 - 16:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • On the road side of the path there are bollards with a width of 110cm.
    • There are security barriers located just inside the shop entrance and they have a width of 180cm.

Counter

  • The counter is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The prescription box is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the shop.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Fitting Room

  • Accessible fitting room(s) are available.
  • The accessible fitting room(s) is / are located to the left of the store.
  • The fitting room has sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre, a flip down seat, a chair, a drop down rail and a horizontal wall mounted grab rail.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the tills.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of the store.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are available.