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Orchard Leisure Centre

Folly Lane, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 1AT

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2021.
  • 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 76cm.
  • 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 venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool, children's pool, fitness suite, spinning room, sports hall, a meeting room, the Olympus Cafe and Gullivers Soft Play.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 09:30 - 16:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Armagh.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Portadown.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the right and in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 570cm (12ft 2in x 18ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays are to the right of the Main Entrance.
    • Photograph 8 shows the slight slope leading from the standard parking bays to the Main Entrance approach.
    • There is an overspill car park to the left and right beyond the main car park.

Level Change (Overspill Car Park - Right)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the overspill car park to the right.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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.

Access Point (Pedestrian Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Folly Lane.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 127cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point leading to the Main Entrance approach.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 121cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The width between the bollards at the front is 130cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is part of the JAM Card scheme.
    • The card allows people with a learning difficulty, autism or communication barrier to tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.
    • Those with a communications barrier are often reluctant or unable to tell others about their condition. JAM Card allows this to happen in a simple, effective non-verbal manner.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the centre.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • All of the doors in the building are at least 75cm wide, and vary from opening away and towards you.
    • Some of the doors are automatic, some easy to open and some difficult to open.
    • Ahead as you enter from the Main Entrance the corridor to the left is effectively the wet side, the corridor to the right is the dry side.
    • The guide follows the wet side route first as you walk through the building.

Eating and Drinking (Café Olympus)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located ahead as you enter from the Main Entrance.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 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 not 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.

Quiet Lounge

  • This area is to the left as you enter from the Main Entrance.
  • The entrance has no doors and there is an easy slope at the entrance.
  • The entrance and the slope are 150cm wide.
  • There are sofas and chairs with and without armrests.
  • The height of the tables vary from 51cm to 71cm.

Accessible Toilet (Left Corridor - Right or Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the corridor to the left.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 220cm (7ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 100cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 95cm.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin 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 the left.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 cannot 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
    • Photograph 1 shows the outer door to the accessible and standard toilets.
    • This door is single, opens away from you, may be difficult to open and is 88cm wide.

Standard Toilet(s) (Left Corridor)

Parent and Baby Room (Left Corridor - Parent and Baby Room and First Aid Room)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located off the corridor to the left.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 25m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Area

  • This area is located off the left corridor, 25m from the Main Entrance.
  • The door is single, opens away from you, and is permanently held open.
  • The lockers in this area are at a height suitable for a wheelchair user.
  • Photograph 5 shows the manual hoist available for use in this area.

Accessible Toilet (Wet Side - Accessible Changing Area - Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the left corridor in the Accessible Changing Area.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 290cm (4ft 11in x 9ft 6in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 48cm (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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side - Right Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the left corridor in the accessible changing area.
  • The facility is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 402cm x 269cm (13ft 2in x 8ft 10in).
  • 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 right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 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 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • 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 fixed seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show the toilet cubicle in this room.
    • The cubicle is 150cm wide by 210cm deep.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the left corridor in the accessible changing area.
  • The facility is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens by sliding.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 228cm x 255cm (7ft 6in x 8ft 4in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is not a sink.
  • 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 and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a dry flip-down seat which has a dropdown rail on the right.
    • This height of this seat is 48cm.
    • There are three similar accessible changing rooms available in this area.
    • The coat hooks vary from 140cm 150cm in height.

Level Change (Accessible Changing - Poolside)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to poolside.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the ramp going down from the accessible changing rooms.
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the ramp going up from the poolside.

Swimming Pool

  • 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 manual.
  • 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
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the large pool.
    • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show the hoist and poolside chair.
    • There is also a hoist and chair available for the learner pool.
    • Photographs 6 and 7 show the learner pool.
    • Photograph 8 shows ramp separating both pools.
    • The ramp is slight and has handrails on both sides.
    • The ramp is 97cm wide.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 shows the 10 medium steps leading to the poolside viewing gallery.
    • There is a single gate which opens towards you, is easy to open and is 88cm wide.
    • The gate is beyond the first four steps.
    • Photographs 11 and 12 show the poolside viewing gallery with bench seating.

Relaxation Suite

  • There area is accessed from poolside.
  • This area has two Jacuzzis with handrails on both sides to aid stepping into them.
  • There is a slight ramp with handrails at both sides leading to each jacuzzi.
  • Photographs 6 and 7 show the sauna and steam room.
  • There is an accessible and standard shower.

Level Change (Poolside Viewing Gallery)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located off the left corridor.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The slope leads to the viewing gallery.
    • The gallery can also be accessed from poolside.

Other Floors (Changing Village)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Changing Village.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Village)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There is not 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
    • Photographs 8 and 9 show one of the four changing cubicles with baby changing and a toddler chair.
    • The height of the baby change is 96cm.
    • The height of the toddler chair is 56cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Village)

Level Change (Changing Village to the Poolside)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the Changing Village.
  • There is/are 12 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • 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 in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows 4 medium steps with handrails on both sides beyond these stairs leading to the main pool.

Gulliver's Soft Play - Right Corridor

  • This area is located off the right corridor and is 10m from the Main Entrance.
  • There is a ball pool and lots of soft climbing frames.
  • There are chairs without armrests available.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Right Corridor - Viewing Gallery

  • This area forms part of the right corridor and overlooks the pool and the main hall.
  • It is used when events are taking place.

Other Floors (Right Corridor - Dry Changing - Main Hall)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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 good.

Lift (Dry Changing - Main Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the corridor to the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 137cm (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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground - Dry side - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground foyer.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 203cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 8in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 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 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 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 49cm (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 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 moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room (Lower Ground - Dry Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the lower ground foyer.
  • The facility is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The door opens by sliding.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 238cm x 218cm (7ft 10in x 7ft 2in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is not a sink.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Changing Room (Lower Ground - Dry Side)

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at lower ground level.
  • 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 baby change table in the female changing room.
    • The height of the baby change is 98cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground -Dry Side)

Level Change (GP Referral - Spinning Room)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the corridor to the right.
  • There is/are 12 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (GP Referral - Spinning Room)

  • The lift is located off the corridor to the right.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the Main 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 112cm x 142cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

GP Referral - Spinning Room

  • This area is located beyond the lift on the lower ground floor.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Level Change (Lift / Gym)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located off the corridor to the right leading to the Lift / Gym.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Other Floors (Gym)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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 good.

Lift (Gym)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the right viewing gallery.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, single doors which are easy to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Fitness Suite (Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The opening is 91cm (2ft 12in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl and leg extension.
    • 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.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is level 3 NVQ.
    • 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
    • Although the Gym is not IFI registered photographs 14, 15, 16 and 17 show the IFI equipment available.
    • The staff have received in house training to assist people on the GP Referral Scheme.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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 grass areas around the car park.