Galleries

25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD

0117 929 0569

reception@galleriesbristol.co.uk

www.galleriesbristol.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 16/12/2016

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Access Guide

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Bristol Temple Meads.

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • The shopping centre is open 10:00 - 17:00 on bank holidays.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • The car park is located on Fairfax Street.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 345cm x 480cm (11ft 4in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the 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.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A-C-D-E-G-I-K-M.

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

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).

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

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are 3 similar lifts for the car park.

  • Two of the lifts access floors B-D-F-H-J-L-N.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are single width.

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

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

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Broadmead and Union Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

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

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located along Broad Mead.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

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

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

  • 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 on Merchant Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 185cm (6ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a similar entrance further along Merchant Street.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.

  • 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 on Castle Park.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • This entrance gives access to the second floor of the shopping centre.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to 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 both sides.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Newgate and Union Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • 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.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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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.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1-2.

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the centre of the shopping centre.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.

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

  • 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 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift on the left as you face it has a clear door width of 110cm and the dimensions are 120cm x 230cm.

  • The lift on the right as you face it has a clear door width of 130cm and the dimensions are 150cm x 265cm.

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

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the shopping centre lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There is level access to the 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.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 230cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 7in).

  • There is 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 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 good.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a similar accessible toilet on the ground floor with the lateral transfer space on the right.

  • There is a similar accessible toilet on the first floor with the lateral transfer space on the left.

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

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the second floor.

  • There is level access to the 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.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 225cm (6ft x 7ft 5in).

  • There is 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 116cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 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 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 good.

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

  • 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 bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the first and second floors.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in a seperate baby changing room on the first and second floor.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 105cm (3ft 5in).

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

  • This is by lift.

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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 bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

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