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Accessing Fieldfisher Manchester

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Fieldfisher moved to Spinningfields in April 2021. The office is based on the 17th floor of No.1 Spinningfields, with a spacious reception area and seated area offering spectacular views of Manchester and the surrounding area.

There is a pedestrian walk way through the building connecting Quay Street to Hardman Square and the general amenities of Spinningfields.

There is a free bus linking the surrounding area including Piccadilly, Deansgate, and Oxford Road.

There are a number of public transport links that run in and out of Manchester City Centre, which connect you with all parts of Greater Manchester:


Railway Stations


There are four National Rail Stations, all within walking distance of the office.

ManchesterPiccadilly – Located on Piccadilly Road and around 25 minutes' walk from the office. This is Manchester's main railway station. Piccadilly is accessible for wheelchair users, more information on accessibility at the station can be found by clicking here. Please note the walking route is largely flat but the terrain on the pavements can be bumpy at times.

Manchester Oxford Road – Located on the corner of Oxford Road and Whitworth Street West, no more than a 20 minute walk from the office. Oxford Road station is not step free. More information on accessibility at the station can be found by clicking here.

Manchester Victoria – Located on Corporation Street and about a 20 minute walk away from the office. Victoria station has step free access. More information on accessibility at the station can be found by clicking here.

Deansgate – Located on the corner of Deansgate and Whitworth Street West and is roughly a 10 minute walk from the office. This is the closest railway station. Deansgate train station offers step free access. More information on accessibility at the station can be found by clicking here.


Metrolink

The Metrolink provides regular services to and from the City Centre to various regions of Greater Manchester.

Every Metrolink tram stop has a ramp, lift, or escalator; step-free access for wheelchair users; and platforms with tactile edges for visually impaired passengers.

Every Metrolink tram has an area for wheelchair users; priority seats marked for disabled people / those who are less able to stand; and emergency call points.

St. Peters Square – Located no more than a 10 minute walk from the office, this stop offers services on the Altrincham, Manchester Airport, East Didsbury, Eccles, and MediaCityUK lines.

Deansgate-Castlefield – Located no more than 10 minutes' walk from the office, this stop offers services on the Altrincham, Manchester Airport, East Didsbury, Eccles and MediaCityUK lines.

Piccadilly Gardens – Located no more than a 20 minute walk from the office, this stop offers services on the Altrincham, Manchester Airport, East Didsbury, Eccles and MediaCityUK lines.

Bus

Piccadilly Gardens is a 20 minute walk from the office and provides bus links to all regions of Greater Manchester. For further information please click here for the Transport for Greater Manchester website.

The Metroshuttle is a free bus service throughout Manchester City Centre, and is the easiest way to travel from Piccadilly to Spinningfields. Routes 1, 2 and 3 all pass through Spinningfields. Most buses have ramps and can accommodate wheelchair users and some also have display screens, route numbers, destination displays, and audio visual 'next stop' announcements.

Before travelling, we would recommend visiting the Transport for Greater Manchester website, which details their accessible public transport. It can be found by clicking here.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome into the building.

If you would like to discuss your access needs further, please liaise with Reception prior to your arrival on +44 161 268 8553 or email Manchester.Reception@fieldfisher.com.

Parking

Unfortunately, we do not have any parking spaces available, however, we are located close to several NCP Car Parks. Further details can be found below: https://www.ncp.co.uk/parking-solutions/cities/manchester/

Blue badge parking can be found at the following NCP car parks:

  • Manchester central (15 blue badge spaces)
  •  Manchester circle square (38 blue badge spaces)
  • Great Northern Warehouse 1 (25 blue badge spaces)
  • Great Northern Warehouse 2 (35 blue badge spaces)
  • Oxford Street (18 blue badge spaces)
  • Manchester Palace (4 blue badge spaces)
  • Piccadilly Plaza (2 blue badge spaces)
  • Spinningfields (35 blue badge spaces)
  • Salford New Bailey (33 blue badge spaces)

Cycling

120 cycle spaces are provided at the basement level 1 and accessed via the car park entrance on Gartside Street. Cycle spaces are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. A cycle maintenance station is located in the corridor opposite the entrance on the bike racks.

In addition to these cycle facilities, there are several bike storage facilities across both the development and Manchester City Centre. Additional cycling facilities can be located via: https://activetravel.tfgm.com/

Entering the office

Main Entrance

There is step free access to the main reception area on the ground floor.

There are automatic doors that allow access to the Reception area, these include revolving doors and power-assisted wheelchair accessible doors.

Revolving doors have blue buttons located on the right hand side, which slow the door rotation, allowing ease of access. The button is 900mm high from the ground.

Wheelchair accessible doors are located on two sides of the building, next to the revolving doors. They are power-assisted and have ‘Push to Open’ buttons located nearby, once pressed, doors automatically open allowing users to pass through. The button is 790mm from the ground.

Guests will need to sign in at the main reception and provide a form of identification (such as a passport or driving license). Guests will be provided with a temporary pass that will provide access through the secure gates on the ground floor (there is a wheelchair accessible gate on the right hand side). Reception and security staff can assist you to operate the gates and lift buttons as required.

Lifts

Once you have gained access through the security gates, you will need to select the '17th floor'. Some of the lifts are dedicated to specific floors. Lifts C, E, F, G & H are available for those who require access to the 17th floor.

Lift call points have identifiable buttons (some are touch-screen and some are standard buttons), which identify the assigned lift by the lift letter flashing, a bell sounding, and a verbal announcement. There is a wheelchair symbol button that you can press if required - this slows the lift doors closing, allowing users to access the lifts. The lift button is 930mm from the ground. Staff are available to assist.

Fieldfisher Offices – 17th Floor

Our client meeting rooms, reception, and working spaces are based on the 17th floor of No.1 Spinningfields.

The front door entrance before entering reception is 900mm is wide. These doors are not automatic but a Fieldfisher receptionist will be there to assist with door-opening.

Upon arrival, visitors will sign in via SkyVisitor, which will notify Fieldfisher reception of their arrival. Guests will be greeted by a Receptionist upon arrival on the 17th floor. They will then be seated in either the waiting area on the 17th floor, or directly in a meeting room. When leaving the building, guests are required to return their passes to reception on the ground floor, to ensure they are signed out of the building. Guests who have left the building without their pass must report to security before re-entering the building.

Emergency exits are clearly marked and alarm activation points are located throughout No.1 Spinningfields, next to the fire escape doors at each level in the core of the building. Portable fire extinguishers are found within our demise, as well as on all floors, fire escape stair lobbies and ground, lower ground and basement floor areas.

Meeting Rooms

All meeting rooms are accessible for wheelchair users. Staff are on hand to assist with doors. The meeting room doors are 1000mm in width.

Facilities

We have one accessible toilet on the 17th floor, located next to gender separated toilets. The toilets are located on the left or right hand side of the lift depending on which lift you exit from.

The accessible toilet has an emergency alarm pull cord and a hand rail. The door is 970mm in width. The other toilet doors are 830mm in width.

Please note, this is not a changing places bathroom. The nearest fully accessible changing places bathroom with hoisting and changing bed facilities is located at the Science and Industry Museum. There is another one located at Manchester Central Library. More information can be found here.

Prayer Room

There is no specific prayer room in the building but if a guest needs access to an area for prayer, they should notify the Facilities team who will provide them with a private and quiet area. 

First Aid

There are two trained first-aiders on site, located at the Concierge point. Audible fire alarms are carried out weekly.

We also have the following items on the 17th floor:

  • A fully stocked first aid kit
  • A defibrillator