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Marks and Spencer Bangor Northern Ireland

Unit 29, Bloomfield Shopping Centre, South Circular Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7HB

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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 Bangor (Down).
  • Parking
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • The store shares a car park/parking facilities.
    • Clearly marked/signposted designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the drop off point and the store.

Approach (Womenswear)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving, which is uneven in places.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Womenswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 189cm (6ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in).

Approach (Food Hall)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is block paving.
  • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach to the store.

Outside Access (Food Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 196cm (6ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open automatically.
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 195cm (6ft 5in).

Approach (Bloomfield Shopping Centre - Menswear)

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

Outside Access (Bloomfield Shopping Centre - Menswear)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Bloomfield Shopping Centre.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • There are fixed barriers/security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers/security barriers is 230cm.

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 Menswear counter, at the Womenswear counter, at the Home desk/counter, at the food information counter and at the Order & Collect counter.
    • There is 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 to the rear of the store as you enter the Food hall entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Order and Collect counter.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Order and Collect counter.
    • The Order and Collect counter is approximately 65m from the Food hall entrance.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.

Food Hall

  • Food Hall
    • The Food Hall is located ahead as you enter the Food Hall 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) and high activity till(s) 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.

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located to the left of the store as you enter the Food Hall entrance.
  • There is step free access to the Café.
  • 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 86cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the Café entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the dining tables is 70cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space throughout the Café.
  • Menus are available on the wall.
  • The Café has a menu board.
  • 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 available on request.
  • The Café does not play background music.
  • WiFi is available in the Café.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear
    • Womenswear is located to the right of the store as you enter the Food Hall 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 55m from the Food Hall entrance.
    • The height of the Womenswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There are 9 fitting rooms 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 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 30cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 99cm 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 8 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).

Home

  • Home
    • The Home department is located to the right of the store as you enter the Food Hall entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Home department.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.
    • There is step free access throughout the Home department aisle(s).
  • Till(s)/Counter(s)
    • There is step free access to the Home department till(s)/counter(s).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Home department till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Home department till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 70m from the Food Hall entrance.
    • The height of the Home department till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear
    • Menswear is located in the centre of the store as you enter the Food hall entrance.
    • There is step free access to Menswear.
    • 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).
    • There is a clear accessible route to the Menswear till(s)/counter(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are approximately 63m from the Food Hall entrance.
    • The height of the Menswear till(s)/counter(s) is/are 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till(s)/counter(s).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 3 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).
    • 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 201cm x 157cm.
    • 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 is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 103cm 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 2 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • 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).

Lingerie

  • Lingerie
    • Lingerie is located in the centre of the store as you enter the Food Hall entrance.
    • There is step free access to Lingerie.
    • 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).
    • 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 202cm 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 is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 104cm 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 2 standard fitting room(s) within Lingerie.
    • 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 in the centre of the store as you enter the Food Hall 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).

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located in the centre of the store as you enter the Food Hall entrance.
    • There is step free access to Babywear/Kidswear.
    • 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).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an accessible toilet in the store.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the store.

Public Facilities

  • There is an accessible toilet available within the shopping centre.
  • Standard toilets are available within the shopping centre.
  • Baby changing facilities are available within the shopping centre.

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.