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Bangor Aurora Aquatic and Leisure Complex

3 Valentine Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT20 4TH

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in September 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The main entrance is used for entry while encouraging exit through the doors to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 73cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The sauna and steam room were not in use at this time.

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include function rooms, sports hall, swimming pools, aqua splash with water slides, soft play area - Adventure World, creche, fitness suite, squash courts, cafe, studios.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include artificial and grass pitches.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bangor.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bangor.

Opening Times (Main Building)

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 590cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the Main Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There are also five designated Blue Badge bays by the outdoor pitches.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 224cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 224cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Lower Floor - Outdoor Changing Rooms Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear right of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is kept locked and alarmed. To use this entrance someone needs to go to Reception and ask a member of staff to open it.
    • The outdoor changing rooms can also be accessed from the Main Entrance via the lifts.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Comments View
    • There are 90cm wide security gates beyond reception.
    • Standard security gates are 53cm wide with turnstiles.
    • There is also a 180cm wide set of double gates available.
    • Wheelchairs are available to borrow from this area.
    • Swimwear and accessories are available to buy in this area.
    • There are also vending machines nearby.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some areas of the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are floor plan maps on display before the café.
    • There are fixed hearing loops available within the function rooms.
    • There is an easy, permanent ramp on the lower ground floor to access the Adventure World play area.

Eating and Drinking (Café M)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located ahead as you enter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Swimming Pool (Water Slides & Aqua Splash)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Swimming Pool (Lower Floor)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There is a pool platform lift for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • The swimming pools are located on the lower ground floor of the complex.
    • There is a pool pod available in the swimming pool with special wheelchairs to enter the pool.
    • Both ends of the main pool offer lowering floors to set those areas at any depth.

Fitness Suite (Ground Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the left as you enter the main atrium.
    • The fitness suite is 24m (26yd 9in) from the Main Entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle and upper body multi-station.
    • IFI equipment includes Cross Trainer.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Tactile signage is available on a variety of exercise equipment.
    • There are some steep slopes at surface changes to the mats in the weight trading area.
    • A sauna, steam room and level access showers are available to the side of the fitness suite.
    • These facilities are 15m from the fitness suite entrance.
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor of the complex.

Viewing Galleries

  • The viewing galleries for the swimming pools are available on the ground and first floors.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users available within the ground floor viewing gallery.
  • Standard seating is accessed via steps.
  • There are automatic push pad operated doors for this area to the left as you enter.
  • The viewing gallery for the sports hall is located to the right of the ground floor.
  • This gallery also has designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • There is bench seating at the squash courts viewing area on the lower floor.

Level Change (Access To The All Weather Pitches)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the outdoor pitches.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the Outdoor Changing Rooms entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are further slopes beyond these to access the artificial pitches.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you pass the main reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 136cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Lift (Outdoor Changing Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far right hand side of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the outdoor changing rooms entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Changing Places (Ground Floor, Peninsular)

  • The facility is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The facility is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is not located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
  • You do not need a key for the facility.
  • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 232cm x 340cm.
  • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • The facility toilet is peninsular.
  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There are no vertical grab rails for the toilet.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a lever flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 72cm.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is not an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 74cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 99cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
  • There is not an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 102cm and 139cm from the floor.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the main atrium.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Standard toilets are available within all facility areas and changing rooms.

Accessible Changing Room (Ground Floor - Fitness Suite - Male. Left Hand Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right of the fitness suite.
  • There is an identical female accessible changing room.
  • The facility is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 238cm x 250cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
  • The toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The female accessible changing room opposite this is similar, offering transfer space on the right, as shown in photographs 9 to 16.
    • There are also accessible and ambulant toilet cubicles within the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Ground Floor - Fitness Suite - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the fitness suite entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right along the fitness suite corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical female changing rooms available within the fitness suite.
    • Level access standard toilets are available within the changing rooms.
    • An accessible toilet cubicle is available within the standard changing rooms.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is also available within the standard changing rooms.

Changing Places (Lower Floor - Wet Change Village. Left Hand Transfer)

  • The facility is located to the right as you enter the changing village.
  • The facility is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the changing village entrance.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is not located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility, via lift.
  • The facility surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do need a key for the facility.
  • The key is a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from reception or a member of staff.
  • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 320cm x 285cm.
  • The ceiling height is not at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has not got a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • The facility toilet is corner.
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • As you face the toilet the vertical grab rail is on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a spatula flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm.
  • The toilet has a cistern.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the toilet.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • The shower head is height adjustable.
  • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
  • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
  • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
  • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
  • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
  • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
  • There is not an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 103cm and 138cm from the floor.
  • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The changing village entrance is approx. 50m to the left from the lift on the lower floor.
    • There are several sets of automatic doors between the lift and changing village.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Change Village. Right Hand Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the right as you enter the changing village.
  • The facility is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the changing village entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 175cm x 285cm (5ft 9in x 9ft 4in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible changing room to the left as you enter the changing village, as shown in photographs 11 to 18.
    • Signed lockers at a suitable height for wheelchair users are located close to the accessible facilities within the changing village.
    • The changing village entrance is approx. 50m to the left from the lift on the lower floor.
    • There are several sets of automatic doors between the lift and changing village.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Floor - Wet Change Village)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the changing village entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the changing village.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 220cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 104cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The changing village entrance is approx. 50m to the left from the lift on the lower floor.
    • There are several sets of automatic doors between the lift and changing village.

Standard Changing Room (Lower Floor - Wet Change Village)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower floor, to the left from the lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are several sets of automatic doors between the lift and changing village.
    • There is an automatic drying pod which is accessed via 1 deep step without handrails.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the wet change village.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm.
    • There are also 72cm high baby change tables available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Floor - Wet Change Village)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear right of the changing village.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the changing village entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the changing village.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the changing village entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.

Accessible Changing Room (Lower Floor - Dry Change - Male. Left Hand Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located within the standard changing rooms on the lower floor, to the left from the lift.
  • There is an identical facility in the female changing room.
  • The facility is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 253cm x 276cm (8ft 4in x 9ft 1in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The female accessible changing room is similar, as shown in photographs 11 to 20.

Standard Changing Room (Lower Floor - Dry Change - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor, to the left from the lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical dry female changing rooms available on the lower ground floor.
    • Level access standard toilets are available within the changing rooms.
    • An accessible toilet cubicle is also available within the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Viewing Gallery. Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor gallery corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 246cm (6ft x 8ft 1in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Changing Room (Lower Floor - Outdoor Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Outdoor Changing Rooms lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Outdoor Changing Rooms entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor, on the far right hand side.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are 12 standard changing rooms in this area.
    • There are also 4 further changing rooms just above on the ground floor, plus Officials changing rooms.

Accessible Changing Room (Ground Floor - Outdoor Changing Area. Right Hand Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The facility is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 240cm x 245cm (7ft 10in x 8ft).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).

Accessible Toilet (Lower Floor - Outdoor Changing Area. Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Outdoor Changing Rooms entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the far end of the outdoor changing room corridor on the lower ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 224cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 4in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is 5m from the outside changing area lift.

Assistance Dog Spending Area

  • The spending area facility is external.
  • The spending area is located to the right of the building.
  • The spending area is clearly signed.
  • This sign says 'Assistance Dog Spending Area'.
  • There is step-free access to the spending area.
  • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the spending area with a clear width of 2m.
  • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
  • The spending area has minimum dimensions of 2m x 3m.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre (150cm x 150cm).
  • The external spending area gate/entrance is sheltered/covered.
  • The external spending area is enclosed.
  • The type of flooring/surface in this area is concrete.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the Dog Spending Area.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).