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Portaferry Sports Centre

Cloughey Road, Portaferry, Co. Down, BT22 1ND

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Momentum Fitness which provides a wide range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment. There are also aerobic & fitness classes and a sports hall.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include an outdoor training area.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 13:00 - 18:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 470cm x 472cm (15ft 5in x 15ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 21m (22yd 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) 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 bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played within the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Sports Hall

  • There is level access into the sports hall. The double doors to the sports hall are heavy to open. The entrance width is 96cm. Inside the hall, the flooring is blue hardwearing vinyl.

Fitness Suite (Momentum Fitness)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right of the reception desk.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Main Entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are not trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • 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 loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are not trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Shower (Female)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the female changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a pull cord alarm in the shower which is in full working order.

Accessible Shower (Male)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the male changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a pull cord alarm in the shower which is not in full working order as it is higher than 10cm off the floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the reception desk.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 210cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Fitness Suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the far right of the reception desk.
  • 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.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Fitness Suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right of the reception desk.
  • 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 is a lowered section to access the mirror which is 60cm in height.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 within the female changing rooms.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the male changing rooms.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Main Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 and 2 show the female toilets and photograph 3 and 4 show the male toilets.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • Home visits / services are not available.