Connswater Shopping Centre

Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast BT5 5LP

028 9045 0111

centremanager@connswater.co.uk

www.connswater.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 05/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 13:00 - 17:00.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 480cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the main accessible entrance.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park is 18m from the venue's entrance.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp bypasses the steps.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

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

  • 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 level is bright.

  • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.

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

  • The escalators steps are clearly marked.

  • The head and foot of the escalators are not clearly marked.

  • The lighting level is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located next to Dunnes Stores.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available. There is a separate baby change facility available next to the toilets.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the 1st floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 295cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 8in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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).

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to Dunnes Stores.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to Dunnes Stores.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 150m (164yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a separate baby change facility available next to the toilets. Additional standard toilets are available on the 1st floor.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

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