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Outside Access (Lower Southern Terrace to Lift Lobby 1 and Waitrose)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from Southern Terrace next to Waitrose. It is the first entrance as you approach from Southern Interchange.
    • This entrance gives access to level -1 of lift lobby 1, direct access to level -1 of Car Park A and the entrance to Waitrose.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm.
    • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
    • The opening width for the manual doors is 178cm.
  • Comments View
    • Lift lobby 1 is located to the left after this entrance.
    • There are some low stone seats on the approach to the entrance.

Escalator(s) (Lower Southern Terrace to The Village - Escalator Entrance)

  • Escalator(s) View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided for escalators.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are Lower Southern Terrace (level -1) to The Village, level 0.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • These escalators can be bypassed using the entrance to their right, from the terrace into lift lobby 1, then taking the lift to level 0.

Outside Access (Lower Southern Terrace to The Village - Escalator Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the top of the escalator next to Ca'puccino.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0 of The Village shopping area, leading to level 0 of the mall.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield The Village'.
    • 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) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is reached by the escalator only.
    • There is an identical door which opens automatically away from you when you approach from inside the mall to use the down escalator.

Outside Access (Upper Southern Terrace to The Village)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the upper level of Southern Terrace to the right of Pain Quotidien. This is after the ramp or steps when approaching from Shepherd's Bush and the Southern Interchange end of the terrace.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0 of The Village shopping area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield The Village'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 187cm.
    • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
    • The opening width for the manual doors is 187.
  • Comments View
    • There are decorative planters outside this entrance.
    • The automatic doors are to the left.

Outside Access (Upper Southern Terrace to The Atrium)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the upper level of Southern Terrace, between Bill's and Pain Quotidien. Approaching from Shepherd's Bush, this entrance is after the slope or steps. From Wood Lane this is the second entrance into the centre.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0 of The Atrium.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
    • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
    • The opening width for the manual doors is 160.

Outside Access (Upper Southern Terrace - Wood Lane Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located near the Wood Lane end of Southern Terrace. This is the first entrance into the centre approaching from this direction.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0 of the mall, next to Debenhams.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
    • The opening width for the manual doors is 140cm.

Approach (Wood Lane - White City Bus Station Entrance from the Bus Stands)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a central handrail.
    • 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 height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
  • Comments View
    • In the area with the step-free route to the entrance, there are several decorative stone spheres which could be a hazard for visually impaired people.
    • There is also one at the top of the steps.

Approach (Wood Lane - White City Station Entrance from Wood Lane)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 115cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with a central handrail.
    • 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 height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
  • Comments View
    • Because Wood Lane slopes downhill from south to north, the number of steps increases.
    • The bollards are located on the terrace approaching the entrance.

Outside Access (Wood Lane - White City Bus Station Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the north west corner of the shopping centre, next to White City Bus Station.
    • This entrance gives access to lift lobby 7, for access to level 0 of the shopping centre near to Next.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says 'Westfield'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm.
    • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open towards you (pull).
    • The opening width for the manual doors is 143cm.

Other Floors (Wood Lane - White City Bus Station Entrance - Lift Lobby 7)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the entrance foyer (lift lobby 7), after the Wood Lane - White City Bus Station entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are entrance level (-2) to level 0 of the shopping centre.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located ahead as you enter the Wood Lane - White City Bus Station entrance.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are entrance level (-2) to level 0 of the shopping centre.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs and escalators can be bypassed using lift lobby 7.

Lift (Wood Lane - White City Bus Station Entrance - Lift Lobby 7)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the Wood Lane - White City Bus Station entrance. On level 0 of the shopping centre, lift lobby 7 is to the right of Next.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Wood Lane - White City Bus Station entrance.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are entrance level (-2) to level 0 of the shopping centre.
  • 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.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 230cm x 170cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Shopping Centre Internal Area(s) (Level 0)

  • Wayfinding View
    • Digital wayfinders are available.
    • The digital wayfinders have touchscreens which are 75cm to 150cm from the floor.
    • Information posts are provided to aid wayfinding.
  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in this area is stone.
    • There is flooring with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • The following types of seating can be found in this area; armchairs, sofas and chairs without armrests.
    • There are some centrally located kiosks or shops along walkways in this area.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Background music is played in this area.
    • Background music is played throughout the shopping centre, including the toilet facilities.
    • There is a children's play area which is located in the mall halfway between Next and Debenhams, close to lift lobby 4.
    • There is an events area which is located in The Atrium.
  • Access View
    • There is step free access in this area.
    • The Village is the location for high-end designer shops such as Burberry, Tiffany and Prada.

      The mall between Debenhams and Next is the location for stores specialising in children's clothes, accessories and toys.

Other Floors (Southern Terrace - The Atrium Entrance)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter level 0 from the Southern Terrace - Atrium entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are level 0 and level 1 of the shopping centre.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Escalator(s) View
    • Escalators can be used to access other floors.
    • The escalator(s) is/are located to the left as you enter level 0 from the Southern Terrace - Atrium entrance.
    • The escalator(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are level 0 and level 1 of the shopping centre.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Escalator(s) (Mall)

  • Escalator(s) View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided for escalators.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are level 0 and level 1 of the shopping centre.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.
    • There is/are eight escalator area(s) connecting levels 0 and 1 of the mall.
    • The other escalator area(s) is/are very similar/identical.

Guest Services Counter (Level 0)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located at the junction of The Atrium and the north mall, between Marks and Spencer and Next.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is 117cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear list of services at the counter.
    • This desk provides general information and wayfinding maps, together with registration for the Hands-free Shopping service, hire of Kiddy Cars and the sale of Westfield branded gift items.
    • There is not a digital wayfinding touchscreen at the counter.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.

Lift (Lift Lobby 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter The Village on level -1 next to Waitrose or on level 0 near House of Fraser.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Southern Terrace entrances into The Village or lift lobby 1.
  • There are 3 other lifts in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the furthest lift on the right hand side.
  • The other lifts have very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -3, -2 and -1 for Car Park A and guest facilities, levels 0, 1 and 2 of the shopping centre.
  • 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.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 230cm x 170cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • Lift lobby 1 is used to access:
    • Quiet Room/ Prayer Room - level -3
    • Concierge, Valet Parking and Westfield Business Lounge - level -2
    • Waitrose - level -1
    • The Village shops - levels 0 and 1
    • The Fashion Lounge and Gymbox - level 2
    • On level 2 there is an easy slope up after the lift area to access the Fashion Lounge and other facilities.

Escalator(s) (Lift Lobby 1)

  • Escalator(s) View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided for escalators.
    • The escalators go both up and down.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator(s) are levels -3, -2 and -1 for Car Park A and guest facilities, levels 0, 1 and 2 of the shopping centre.
    • The escalator(s) steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalator(s) are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels at the escalator(s) are good.

Lift (Lift Lobby 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Guest Services counter on level -2. On level 0, lift lobby 2 is off The Atrium.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Car Park A: level -2 pedestrian entrance.
  • There are 2 other lifts in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the centre lift.
  • The other lifts have very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -3, -2 and -1 of car park A to mall levels 0 and 1. The centre and right hand lifts also go to level 2 for the management suite.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 215cm x 167cm (7ft 1in x 5ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The signage does not make clear that the left hand lift does not go up to level 2 for the Management Suite.

Lift (Lift Lobby 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the mall levels 0 and 1, half way between Debenhams and The Atrium.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -2 and -1 of car park A to mall levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 230cm x 170cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Lift (Lift Lobby 4)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the mall levels 0 and 1, half way between Next and Debenhams.
  • There are 2 other lifts in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lifts have very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -2 and -1 of car park A to mall levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 215cm x 167cm (7ft 1in x 5ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Lift (Lift Lobby 5)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on levels 0 and 1 of the mall, half way between Next and The Atrium.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are level -1 of car park A to mall levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 230cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Lift (Lift Lobby 6)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to Marks and Spencer on levels -3, -2 and -1 of car park A and on mall levels 0 and 1.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels -3, -2 and -1 of car park A to mall levels 0 and 1.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 195cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 5in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • On mall level 1, the lift is also next to the entrance to KidZania.

Lift (Lift Lobby 8)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off The Atrium, on level 0.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The lift surveyed was the left hand lift.
  • The other lifts have very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are level 0 for The Atrium, level 1 for the Balcony food court, level 2 for The Loft restaurant area and level 3 for Vue Cinema.
  • 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.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 230cm x 170cm (7ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 6 shows the lift lobby 8 in The Loft restaurant area on level 2.
    • Photograph 7 shows the lifts in level 3 Vue Cinema.

Family Room(s) (Lift Lobby 4 - Level 0)

  • Location and Access View
    • Family Room Lift Lobby 4 - Level 0 is located off lift lobby 4, level 0, half way between Next and Debenhams.
    • There is wayfinding signage for the room(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • There is step free access into the room(s).
    • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
    • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
    • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • The following types of seating are available in the Family Room; armchairs and stools.
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a microwave on the counter at a height of 115cm.
    • The type of flooring in this family room is wood.
    • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • There is not an accessible toilet within the Family Room.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within the Family Room.
    • There is a lower toilet for children.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 75cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is one private baby feeding room with an armchair, dimmable lighting and a small touch screen to keep older children entertained.
    • There is a small play area enclosed by a low glassed fence with a 70cm gate to access.

Family Room(s) (Lift Lobby 8 - Level 0)

  • Location and Access View
    • Family Room Lift Lobby 8 - Level 0 is located off The Atrium, opposite the lifts of lift lobby 8.
    • There is wayfinding signage for the room(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • There is step free access into the room(s).
    • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
    • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
    • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • The following types of seating are available in the Family Room; armchairs and stools.
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a microwave on the counter at a height of 115cm.
    • The type of flooring in this family room is wood.
    • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • There is not an accessible toilet within the Family Room.
    • There are standard toilet facilities within the Family Room.
    • There is a lower toilet for children.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 75cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are two private baby feeding rooms accessed by sliding doors.
    • The feeding rooms have an armchair, dimmable lighting and a touchscreen to keep other children entertained.
    • There is also a small play area enclosed by a low glassed fence with a 70cm gate to access.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Village - Level 0 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in The Village, next to Tiffany and opposite Louis Vuitton.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is not provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff. Guests are requested to bring their own radar key if possible.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 265cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 3 - Level 0 - Left and Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the entrance to the standard toilet area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 3.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 199cm x 230cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
    • The opposite transfer cubicle has very similar or identical specifications.
    • The toilet with the left hand transfer has a white toilet seat with poor colour contrast. The toilet seat also has a lid, making it hard to lean against.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 4 - Level 0 - Left and Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located off the mall between Debenhams and Next, near to the lifts in lift lobby 4, level 0. The accessible toilets are to the right after the entrance to the female standard toilets.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 4.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff. Guests are requested to bring their own radar key if possible.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 210cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
    • The opposite transfer cubicle has very similar or identical specifications.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 5 - Level 0 - Left and Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in lift lobby 5, off the mall between Next and The Atrium. The accessible toilets are to the left of the entrance to the standard toilet area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift lobby 5 lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff. Guests are requested to bring their own radar key if possible.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 200cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a fixed wall-mounted bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
    • The opposite transfer cubicle has very similar or identical specifications.
    • The accessible toilet with the left hand transfer space does not have the flush on the transfer side.
      At the time of our visit (October 2019) the dropdown rail in this toilet and the toilet roll holder in the right hand transfer toilet were missing and awaiting replacement.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 6 - Level 0 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located between Marks and Spencer and the lifts in lift lobby 6, level 0, then to the right after the entrance to the female standard toilets.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 6.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff. Guests are requested to bring their own radar key if possible.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 235cm (7ft 5in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is not an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second accessible toilet in this location which also has the transfer space to the right.
    • The toilet has an inward opening door.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 8 - Level 0 - Left and Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located off the lift lobby 8 toilet area, off The Atrium then to the left of the entrance to the standard female toilet area. The same group of three accessible toilets can also be accessed turning to the right after the entrance to the male standard toilet area.
      The toilet described is the left hand one of the three (as shown in photographs 2 and 3).
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift lobby 8 lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • Clear wayfinding signage for the toilet(s) is not provided.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff. Guests are requested to bring their own radar key if possible.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 242cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has not got a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Opposite Transfer Toilet(s) View
    • There is an opposite transfer toilet in this location.
    • The opposite transfer cubicle has very similar or identical specifications.
    • The toilet with the right hand transfer space is the central one of the three (shown in photographs 4 and 5).
      At the time of our visit (October 2019) this toilet was also missing the dropdown rail.
  • Comments View
    • The right hand toilet of the three also has a left hand transfer space.
    • This toilet has a white toilet seat with poor colour contrast (as shown in photograph 6).
    • The seat has a lid which could make it hard to lean back against.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 3 - Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off lift lobby 3 - level 0.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 3.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • The vertical and horizontal grab rails vary.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 4 - Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off lift lobby 4, level 0, halfway between Next and Debenhams.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 4.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • The vertical and horizontal grab rails vary.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 5 - Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located beyond the lifts in lift lobby 5.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 5.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • The vertical and horizontal grab rails vary.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 6 - Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off lift lobby 6, level 0.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lift lobby 6.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • The vertical and horizontal grab rails vary.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift Lobby 8 - Level 0)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located beyond the lifts in lift lobby 8.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts in lobby 8.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal available in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • The vertical and horizontal grab rails vary.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an ambulant cubicle in the male toilets has its vertical handrail on the left. This can be seen in photograph 4.