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Marks and Spencer Bishop's Stortford

13-15 South Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3YJ

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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 Bishop's Stortford.
  • Parking
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the store).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on South Street.
    • There is a public car park within approximately 200m of the store.
    • The public parking facilities are located on Riverside.
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the store).

Approach (South Street)

  • There is step free access on the approach to the store.
  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.

Outside Access (South Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on South Street.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance Details
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 0.9cm - 3cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in).
    • There are fixed barriers/security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the fixed barriers/security barriers is 225cm.

Approach (Side Alleyway)

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

Outside Access (Side Alleyway)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the alleyway at the side of the building.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope Details
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • Entrance Details
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Approach (Riverside)

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

Outside Access (Riverside)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Riverside.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope Details
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and to the right as you enter.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp/slope.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 113cm.
    • The ramp/slope does 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 5 step(s) to access the store.
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • 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 135cm (4ft 5in).

Inside Access

  • Inside Access
    • There is step free access throughout the store.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The store does 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 Womenswear counter, at the food information counter, at the Order & Collect counter and at the till/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 not 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 left 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 7m from the lift.
    • The height of the Order and Collect counter is 95cm.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear
    • Womenswear is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the South 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 South Street 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).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • 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 100cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 155cm x 200cm.
    • 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 32cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 100cm 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 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).

Food Hall

  • Food Hall
    • The Food Hall is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the Riverside 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 lowered section of the checkout(s) is 80cm.
    • The height of the high activity till(s) is/are 89cm.
    • The height of the lowered section of the high activity till(s) is 70cm.

Babywear/Kidswear

  • Babywear/Kidswear
    • Babywear/Kidswear is located on the ground floor, to the rear of the store as you enter the South Street 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).

Other Floors

  • Stairs
    • There are stairs, however they are not located on the shop floor/in a public area.
  • Escalator(s)
    • There is an/are escalator(s) for public use.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located in the centre of the store as you enter the South Street entrance.
    • The escalator(s) in the store go both up and down.
    • 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 left of the store as you enter the South Street entrance, next to the Womenswear department till/counter.
    • There is step free access to the lift.
    • There is a clear accessible route to the lift.
    • The lift is approximately 14m from the South 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 110cm.
    • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 205cm.
    • 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 has a hearing assistance alarm system.
    • The height of the lift controls are between 90cm and 105cm.
    • The lift controls have tactile markings.
    • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

Till/Counter (First Floor)

  • The till/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 till/counter, via lift.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the till/counter.
  • The till/counter is approximately 20m from the lift.
  • The height of the till/counter is 95cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.
  • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till(s)/counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The till(s)/counter(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Menswear

  • Menswear
    • Menswear is located on the first floor, ahead 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).
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • There is/are 4 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 150cm x 200cm.
    • 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 33cm from the floor.
    • There are coat hooks in the accessible fitting room(s) at 103cm and 165cm 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 3 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).

Café (M&S Café)

  • The Café is located on the first floor, to the right 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.
  • There is a priority table for wheelchair users.
  • 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 lowest dining table is 45cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest dining table is 70cm.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space to the service counter and to the outer tables and chairs.
  • 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.

Lingerie

  • Lingerie
    • Lingerie is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store 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 5 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 155cm x 200cm.
    • 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), 100cm 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 4 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).

Beauty

  • Beauty
    • The Beauty department is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Beauty department, via lift.
    • 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).

Home

  • Home
    • The Home department is located on the first floor, to the rear of the store as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access to the Home department, via lift.
    • 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).

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.
    • 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 25m 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 84cm.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm.
    • There is a drop down rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm.
    • There are disposal facilities in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a coat hook in the accessible toilet, 159cm 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 not a shelf or equivalent flat surface in the accessible toilet (includes toilet cistern).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible toilet, the bottom edge of the mirror is 40cm from the floor.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • 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 87cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 67cm.
    • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.
    • The tap(s) cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The distance from the nearest tap(s) to the toilet seat is 100cm.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached when seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 99cm.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • 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 89cm.
  • There are disposal 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.