Britten Shopping Centre

London Road North, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 1LR

01502 473 126

info@thebrittencentre.com

www.thebrittencentre.com

Guide Last Updated: 14/03/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Lowestoft.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located at the side of the shopping centre.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

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

  • There is/are 14 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 520cm x 310cm (17ft 1in x 10ft 2in).

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

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the car park - pedestrian entrance.

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

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open (no doors).

  • The door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open (no doors).

  • The door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the left side of the venue.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open (no doors).

  • The door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Shopping Centre.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • The first entrance has a roller shutter which is rolled up when the car park is open.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a small raised threshold at the set of doors between the pedestrian entrance and the car park.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

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

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the bus station entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the venue.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 right.

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

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency alarm.

  • 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 the left.

  • 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 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 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 fair.

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

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

  • 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.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located to the left of the venue.

  • The female toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the bus station entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located to the left of the venue.

  • The male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the bus station entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the female toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

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

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.