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Marks and Spencer Dorchester

48 South Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1DQ

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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 Dorchester West.
  • 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 Trinity Street.
    • 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 block paving.

Outside Access (South Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on South 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 120cm (3ft 11in).

Approach (Trinity Street)

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

Outside Access (Trinity Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Trinity Street.
  • Step Details
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the first set of doors and between the first and second set of doors.
    • 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 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors at this entrance.
    • The second set of doors open towards you (pull).
    • The second set of doors are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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 till/counter.
    • There is not a cash machine in the store.
    • 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 till/counter.
  • Additional Department Products
    • The store sells a limited amount of products relating to the following department(s); Beauty.

Till/Counter

  • The till/counter is located to the right as you enter the South Street entrance, next to the Menswear department.
  • There is step free access to the till/counter.
  • There is a clear accessible route to the till/counter.
  • The till/counter is approximately 18m from the South Street entrance.
  • The height of the till/counter is 95cm.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the till/counter.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear
    • Womenswear is located to the left as you enter the South Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • There is limited room to manoeuvre within the aisles.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).

Lingerie

  • Lingerie
    • Lingerie is located to the right as you enter the South Street 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).

Menswear

  • Menswear
    • Menswear is located to the right as you enter the South Street entrance.
    • There is step free access to Menswear.
    • The majority of aisles have a clear width of 100cm+ and are clear of obstructions.

Fitting Room(s)

  • Accessible Fitting Room(s)
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the South Street entrance, opposite the till/counter.
    • There is/are 3 fitting room(s) in total within the store, 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 250cm.
    • 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 dropdown rail in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a mirror in the accessible fitting room(s), the bottom edge of the mirror is 9cm from the floor.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s) in the accessible fitting room(s), 105cm 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)
    • The standard fitting room(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the South Street entrance, opposite the till/counter.
    • There is/are 2 standard fitting room(s) within the store.
    • 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 to the rear of the store as you enter the South 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 not a food information 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an accessible toilet available within the store.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the store.

Additional Information

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