Proposal for accessible cash machines at High Street bank

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A Fort William High Street bank is set to benefit from two new accessible cash machines.

Styles and Wood Limited on behalf of applicant, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has submitted an application to the Highland Council for listed building consent for the installation of two new ATMs at 6 High Street.

The agents said RBS hopes the proposal will improve the degree of accessibility by all members of the community to the existing ATMs.

RBS proposed to adjust the existing height of the existing ATMs to ensure ‘maximum user accommodation’ relative to the UK design guidelines, ‘Access to ATM’. The guidelines say ATMs must be installed with the middle of the number five key on the keyboard, no higher than 900mm from the pavement level.

RBS’s intention is to renovate the existing shopfronts, replacing the external shopfront sign and replacing some ATM modules so that they are accessible for all.

At the RBS Fort William branch, the retailer wishes to replace the existing doors, and carry out an environmental improvement across the front of the property.