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Manchester office accessibility

Welcome - this guide provides information about accessibility for visitors to our Manchester office.

Accessibility guidelines

  • Main entrance accessible through outside lift (102cm wide).


Sage Manxhester office open space
  • Designated accessible parking (under building 1).
  • Main entrance doors are 91cm wide (manually operated).
  • Access control suitable for wheelchair user.

Main entrance accessible through outside lift (102cm wide).

There is level access from the main entrance to:

  • Accessible toilet (manually operated via 90cm door).
  • Bistro dining area(manually operated via 90cm door).
  • Multi- faith room and quiet room (manually operated via 90cm door).
  • Elevator area.
  • Access to all floors via passenger lifts.
  • Lift doors are 91cm wide, lifts are 91cm wide and 133cm deep.
  • Lift buttons are raised.
  • Lifts will show floor numbers at each floor.
  • Lifts will announce whether it is going up or down and when doors open or close.
  • Toilet doors are manually operated and 90cm wide.
  • Direction of travel for female toilets are to the right and left for male toilets.
  • Toilet height is 36cm with handrails.
  • There is 30cm at the side of the toilet. There is 137cm in front of the toilet.
  • There is no background music played in the cafeteria.
  • Easily accessible allergen information provided if asked.
  • Cater for specific diets (e.g., gluten free, vegan, vegetarian).
  • The fire alarm has flashing lights.
  • There are no hearing loop systems installed within this site.
  • Glass doors and full-height windows have contrast markings.
  •  The walls and the doors do not have high colour contrast (painted white).
  • Low lighting is not standard.
  • No designated quiet working areas.
  • Light brightness can be adjusted in multi-faith room.
  • No patterns on walls and floors.
  • Spaces without patterned wall and floor surfaces.
  • Hot desking (need prior notice to accommodate designated working space). 
  • Two high adjustable desks located on the ground floor.
  • Evacuation Chairs available on ground and first floor.
  • No provision for assistive dogs, for example space for toileting, water/feeding stations.
  • Door handles are not easy grip and accessible.
  • Access controlled release buttons accessible for a wheelchair user.
1 Exchange Quay,
M5 3EA

There is a designated parking space at the venue.

Emergency evacuation procedures

  • We have emergency evacuation procedures for disabled visitors.
  • The fire alarm does not have flashing lights.

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