Lisburn-based stairlift and lift provider, Olympic Lifts, has conducted research into the accessibility features of shopping centres across Northern Ireland, and have named 10 centres as the most disability friendly.
Olympic Lifts looked at over 30 shopping centres and outlets and graded them according to the different accessibility features they offered, including those with rentable scooters and wheelchairs, and hosted a Quiet Hour or similar during their opening hours.
By their research, the top 10 (in no particular order) is as follows:
1. Bloomfield (Bangor)
2. Victoria Square (Belfast)
3. Foyleside (Londonderry/Derry)
4. Buttercrane (Newry)
5. Abbey Centre (Newry)
6. Castlecourt (Belfast)
7. Park Centre (Belfast)
8. Meadowlane (Magherafelt)
9. Tower Centre (Ballymena)
10. Bow Street Mall (Lisburn)
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Michael Forsyth of Olympic Lifts commented, “We felt very encouraged by the research we conducted into the levels of accessibility found in shopping centres around Northern Ireland.
While there is still some distance to go in terms of providing a perfect shopping experience for disabled visitors, there is real proof of the efforts many centres are going to make that happen.”
Olympic Lifts family owned business & have installed over 15,000 projects throughout the UK & Ireland over the last 30 years with unrivalled customer service.