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Orchard Leisure Centre

Folly Lane, Armagh, County Armagh, BT60 1AT

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Introduction

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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:15 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 10:15 - 17:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is 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 are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 570cm (12ft 2in x 18ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium in height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

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 throughout the centre.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

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.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift (Standard)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift gives access directly into the fitness suite.

Lift (Gym)

  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G 2.
  • The lift is 52m (56yd 2ft) 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 109cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Spinning Room)

  • The lift is located at the rear of the centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G.
  • The lift is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 140cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located at lower ground level.
  • The accessible changing room is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The accessible changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 245cm x 225cm (8ft x 7ft 5in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are a drop down seat and chair.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Dry)

  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at lower ground level.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Dry)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the changing room.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • 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.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located off the main corridor.
  • The accessible changing room is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 240cm x 265cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 8in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails, and a changing table.
  • Other facilities available are a drop down seat and chair.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Level Change (Accessible Changing - Pool)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the accessible changing room to the pool.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Changing Room (Wet)

  • The standard changing room is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the stairs.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Wet)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard wetside changing room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the foyer.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 235cm x 224cm (7ft 9in x 7ft 4in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 the left.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.