Academy Shopping Centre

Belmont Street, Aberdeen AB10 1LB

01224 633 009

info@academyshoppingcentre.co.uk

www.academyaberdeen.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 12:00 - 17:00.

  • The nearest mainline station is Aberdeen.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located near the Schoolhill entrance and off Belmont Street at the courtyard.

  • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Schoolhill.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 400cm (13ft 1in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building from the courtyard off Belmont Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the courtyard from Belmont Street.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building on Belmont Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up between the doors.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the building.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located adjacent the Belmont Street entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Schollhill Street entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 145cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 9in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift is slightly raised from the floor and is clearly marked to help show this.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the School Street entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located adjacent to the Costa Cafe.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens sliding.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the upper floor.

  • The female toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the upper floor.

  • The male toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are standard toilets.

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  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.