Lower Precinct will be supporting Purple Tuesday, the UK’s accessible shopping day which takes place on Tuesday the 13th of November, 2018.
The nationwide initiative aims to make customer-facing businesses more aware of the opportunities and challenges disabled customers experience when shopping, and to inspire change.
Nearly one in every five people in the UK has a disability or impairment, and over half of households have a connection to someone with a disability. Their collective spending power – the Purple Pound – is worth £249 billion to the UK economy.
Purple Tuesday was created to realise this potential given that there are still real (and perceived) barriers that make it harder for disabled people to find work, spend money online and in store, and enjoy a drink or meal out.
Lower Precinct’s commitment to accessible shopping includes;
Lower Precinct is fully wheelchair accessible.
Customer disabled toilet facilities are located on the mall ground floor, at the top of Sherbourne Arcade by the entrance to Coventry Market.
Disabled Parking Spaces
Lower Precinct has 17 disabled parking bays available on level 3 of the car park. The car park is fully wheelchair accessible with the car park adjoined to the Centre.
Mobility Pathways (Shopmobility)
Shopmobility is a service which provides powered and un-powered wheelchairs and scooters for people who have either permanent or temporary limited mobility; allowing them greater independence to use the pedestrianised shopping areas within Coventry’s city centre.
Where is Shopmobility?
The Shopmobility unit is located on the ground floor of Barracks car park, directly behind the Upper Precinct, at the rear of the former BHS.
How does Shopmobility operate?
Please note: It is advisable to book the chairs or scooters in advance by telephone or by calling in at the unit.
Two forms of identification showing name and address (e.g. driving licence or library card) must be produced when picking up your Shopmobility vehicle. Customers are strongly recommended to book in advance. You or your companion can park in the disabled area of Barracks car park. All electrical vehicles will be demonstrated by a member of staff until you feel confident to use it alone.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for the service, but you may make a donation if you wish. The Shopmobility unit also sells a wide variety of products to cater for those with disabilities ranging from kitchen appliances and bath lifts, to powered scooters and wheelchairs, both new and second hand. Please call into the unit and ask for more information.
Opening hours are 8.45am – 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Tel: 024 7683 2020
Barracks Car Park