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Msu1 Pyramids Shopping Centre, Grange Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2ZL

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Introduction

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a team member available for help and assistance.
  • There is a home delivery service available from the store.
  • All items available in store are available online and deliverable to store.
  • There is an Order and Collect service in the store.
  • Customers can obtain online Order and Collect items from the Childrenswear till point.
  • The store does play background music.
  • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) located at the Menswear till point(s).

Public Transport and Parking

  • Public Transport View
    • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the store.
    • The nearest train station is Birkenhead Central.
  • Parking View
    • The store does not have its own car park.
    • The store shares a car park/parking facilities.
    • The car park type is multi-storey.
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Information including payment terms, is provided at the entrance to the car park, to make it clear whether or not free parking is available to Blue Badge holders.
    • There is a/are designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • There is/are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked/signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tiled.
    • Access into Pyramids Shopping Centre is ramped via lift from the multi-storey car park.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Pyramids Shopping Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 of Pyramids Shopping Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is not a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at this entrance.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Grange Road)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Grange Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • There is not a team member available for assistance at this entrance.
    • There is not wayfinding signage available at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 10+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp/slope.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Escalator(s) (Grange Road Entrance)

  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators only go up.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are Grange Road and ground floor.
    • The escalator(s) steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Lift (Grange Road Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Grange Road entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A team member does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Grange Road and ground floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a good colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a good colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 191cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Womenswear

  • Womenswear View
    • Womenswear is located ahead as you enter the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to Womenswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Womenswear aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Womenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Womenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 20m from the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Womenswear till point(s) is/are 101cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 12 standard fitting room(s) within Womenswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Menswear

  • Menswear View
    • Menswear is located to the left of the store as you enter the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to Menswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Menswear aisle(s).
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Menswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Menswear till point(s) is/are approximately 20m from the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Menswear till point(s) is/are 101cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the till point(s).
    • The height of the lowered section at the till point(s) is 76cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section(s) of the till point(s).
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Standard Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 5 standard fitting room(s) within Menswear.
    • There is step free access to the standard fitting room(s).
    • The fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is a chair/stool/changing bench in the standard fitting room(s).

Childrenswear

  • Childrenswear View
    • Childrenswear is located to the right of the store as you enter the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to Childrenswear.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Childrenswear aisle(s).
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Childrenswear till point(s).
    • The nearest Childrenswear till point(s) is/are approximately 50m from the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Childrenswear till point(s) is/are 102cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • Accessible Fitting Room(s) View
    • There is/are 1 fitting room(s) in total within Childrenswear, 1 of which is an accessible fitting room.
    • There is step free access to the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The accessible fitting room(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • There is not a curtain opening to access the accessible fitting room(s).
    • The clear width of the fitting room opening is 90cm.
    • The dimensions of the accessible fitting room(s) are 200cm 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 14cm from the floor.
    • There is not a coat hook in the accessible fitting room(s).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm, but the pull cord is out of reach (10cm+ from the floor).
    • There is a bench seat 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), however if notified in advance a member of staff will be available for assistance if required.

Home

  • Home View
    • The Home department is located at the rear of the store as you enter the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • There is step free access to the Home department.
    • Main routes should have a width of 100cm with side aisles at a width of 75cm.
    • There is step free access throughout the Home department aisle(s).
  • Till Point(s) View
    • There is step free access to the Home department till point(s).
    • The nearest Home department till point(s) is/are approximately 55m from the Pyramids Shopping Centre entrance.
    • The till point(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The height of the Home department till point(s) is/are 100cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the till point(s), however there are clipboards and portable chip & pin machines available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the till point(s).
    • There are not windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the till point(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The till point(s) is/are not placed in front of a background which is patterned.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.

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.