Forestside Shopping Centre

Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6FX

028 9049 4990

info@forestside.co.uk

www.forestside.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 26/04/2017

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Access Guide

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Adelaide.

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Sunday 13:00 - 18:00.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park type is underground.

  • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 480cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lower ground car park entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lower ground car park entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in) wide.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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

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

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

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

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 175cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 9in).

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

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

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

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 13m (14yd) from rear entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 180cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 11in).

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

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex 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/security.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 300cm (6ft 7in x 9ft 10in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

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

  • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

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

  • 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 cannot 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 good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm (2ft 8in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • This is by lift.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the lower ground floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 15m (16yd) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located on the lower ground floor.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • This is by lift.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

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

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