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Eddie Irvine Sports

41 Balloo Road, Bangor, Co. Down, BT19 7PG

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Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.

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 venue.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) 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 tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception area.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Racetrack)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the racetrack.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down at the racetrack.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the podium and an additional spectators area.
  • Comments View
    • Services here can be made available on the ground floor.

Standard Changing Room (Karting)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 45m (49yd 8in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the track.
  • The standard changing rooms are located ahead as you enter the main hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Pitches)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 200m (218yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 195m (213yd 9in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the sports pitches.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female changing rooms available.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the rear standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 deep step leading up to the male showers.
    • There are 2 steps leading into the female cubicles.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 52m (56yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the main hall.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 240cm (6ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are further accessible toilets in the rear changing rooms with the one in the male changing area offering transfer space to the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.