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Marks and Spencer Altrincham

56 George Street, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 1RH

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Introduction

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport
    • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Altrincham.
    • The nearest tram station is Altrincham.
  • Parking
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the store.
    • The public parking facilities are located on High Street.
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the store).

Approach (George Street)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving.

Outside Access (George Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on George Street.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

Approach (Shaw's Road)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • There is a slight slope on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is concrete tiles, which is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Shaw's Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Shaw's Road.
  • Ramp/Slope Details
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope does not overcome the step(s).
  • Step Details
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 11 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • Entrance Details
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).

Approach (High Street)

  • There is a slight slope on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is tarmac, which is uneven in places.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (High Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on High Street.
  • Step Details
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • Entrance Details
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 171cm (5ft 7in).

Inside Access

  • Inside Access
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • The store does not play background music.
    • There is a/are fixed hearing assistance system(s) in the store.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are located at the Refunds and Exchange counter, at the food information counter, in the Café and at the Order & Collect counter.
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • There is a/are wheelchair(s) available to borrow.
    • Trolleys designed for the use of wheelchair users are available.
  • Order and Collect
    • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
    • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Order and Collect counter, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is approximately 30m from the lift.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the George Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s)
    • There is step free access to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 16m from the George Street entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 5 fitting room(s) in total within Womenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 101cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 200cm x 156cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 29cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 94cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 4 standard fitting room(s) within Womenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Beauty

  • Beauty
    • The Beauty department is located on the ground floor, in the centre of the store as you enter the George Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Beauty department aisle(s).

Food Hall

  • Food Hall
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the store as you enter the George Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Food Hall.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Food Hall aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s)
    • There is a food information counter.
    • There is step free access to the food information counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the food information counter.
    • The height of the food information counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is a/are checkout(s), high activity till(s) and self service till(s) (Scott tills) in the Food Hall.
    • The height of the checkout(s) is/are 95cm.
    • The height of the high activity till(s) is/are 89cm.
    • The height of the lowered section of the high activity till(s) is 69cm.
    • Staff can provide assistance with using the self service till(s) (Scott tills).

Other Floors

  • Stairs
    • There are stairs for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the store as you enter the George Street entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and first floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the stairs.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signage for the lift is visible from the stairs.
  • Escalator(s)
    • There is an/are escalator(s) for public use.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the right of the store as you enter the George Street entrance.
    • The escalator(s) in the store only go up.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalators are ground floor and first floor.
    • The escalator steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
    • Clear signage for the lift is visible from the escalator(s).
  • Lift
    • There is a lift for public use.
    • The lift is located to the rear of the store as you enter the George Street entrance, in the food hall.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 29m from the George Street entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by this lift are ground floor and first floor.
    • The lift is a standard lift.
    • The clear door width is 111cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 137cm.
    • There is a mirror to aid reversing out the lift.
    • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
    • The lift has a visual floor indicator.
    • The lift has an audible announcer.
    • The lift does not have a hearing assistance alarm system.
    • The height of the lift controls are between 98cm and 120cm.
    • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls have Braille markings.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie
    • Lingerie is located on the first floor, ahead as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Lingerie, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Lingerie aisle(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within Lingerie, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 180cm x 156cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 30cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 94cm and 170cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within Lingerie.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear
    • Menswear is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Menswear, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Menswear aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s)
    • There is step free access to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 15m from the lift.
    • The height of the Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 2 fitting room(s) in total within Menswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the opening is 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 200cm x 156cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s) in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 28cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 94cm from the floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a drop down/tip up chair in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The height of the chair from the floor is 48cm.
    • There is not an assistance bell in the accessible fitting room(s).
  • Standard Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 1 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s), via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the standard fitting room(s).
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to Babywear/Kidswear, via lift.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Babywear/Kidswear aisle(s).

Refunds and Exchanges

  • The Refund and Exchange counter is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the Refund and Exchange counter, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Refund and Exchange counter.
  • The Refund and Exchange counter is approximately 30m from the lift.
  • The height of the Refund and Exchange counter is 95cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the first floor, to the rear left of the store as you exit the lift.
  • There is step free access to the Café, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the Café.
  • There is step free access throughout the Café.
  • Food and/or drink(s) is/are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is 85cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the dining tables is 68cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • Hand held large print menus are available on request.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in good contrasting colours.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Two handle cups are not available.
  • The Café does play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an accessible toilet in the store.
  • Location of and Access to the Accessible Toilet
    • The accessible toilet is unisex.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift, to the rear of the M&S Café.
    • There is step free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the accessible toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is approximately 23m from the lift.
  • Features and Dimensions of the Accessible Toilet
    • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 180cm.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet, due to the dimensions.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm.
    • There are disposable facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a coat hook in the accessible toilet, 123cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures in the Accessible Toilet
    • There is a/are wall mounted rail(s).
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • The shelf or equivalent flat surface is within 95cm of the floor.
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 41cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 68cm.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • The tap(s) can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The distance from the nearest tap(s) to the toilet seat is 50cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast in the Accessible Toilet
    • There is a colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between internal door and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the right and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the grab rail(s) on the left and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the drop down rail and wall.
    • There is a colour contrast between the walls and floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is a/are standard female and male toilet(s) in the store.
  • Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet(s) is/are located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift, to the rear of the M&S Café.
    • There is step free access via lift, to all of the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to all of the standard female and male toilet(s).
    • There is not an ambulant cubicle, with a minimum manoeuvring space of 45cm x 45cm and handrails on both sides.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room in the store.
  • The parent and baby room is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift, to the rear of the M&S Café.
  • There is step free access to the parent and baby room, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the parent and baby room.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 25m from the lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • The height of the baby change table/bench once extended and in use is 91cm.
  • There are disposable facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 82cm.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.

Additional Information

  • Staff undertake regular internal awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is a member of staff available to provide assistance.
  • There is not a home delivery service available from the store.