The Trinity Square retail led development in Gateshead Town Centre has been designed to offer an accessible shopping and leisure experience to people of all abilities.
Through experience, design and (ongoing) consultation the site provides:
Immediate links to the public transport infrastructure
Access to on-site/Town Centre car parking facilities
Level access around the site
Clear routes and level horizontal circulation throughout
Considered floor and wall surfaces (both materials and finishes)
Choice of vertical circulation via lifts, stairs or travelators
General provision WCs, suitable for use by people with ambulant disabilities
‘Changing Place’ to enable people with profound disabilities integrate into the community
Flexible and adaptable accessible student accommodation for a wider demographic that offers both social and commercial benefits
Trained staff and aligned disability management considerations.