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Fitness Centre

Rush Green Campus, Dagenham Road, Romford, Essex, RM7 0XU

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About this venue

The Sports Centre provides a professionally designed gym, dance studio and Sports Hall, as well as a number of teaching rooms and a Prayer and Meditation Room. All of the sports and fitness facilities are open to the public at very competitive rates.

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a professionally designed gym, dance studio and Sports Hall, as well as a number of teaching rooms and a Prayer and Meditation Room. All of the sports and fitness facilities are open to the public at very competitive rates.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Rush Green campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Romford.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Building Parking

  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two site campus car parks within 200m.
    • These are the visitors car park and the Staff and Student Car park.

Site/Campus Car Park (Staff and Student Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Refectory, Fitness Centre, B Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the campus.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the refectory.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front left of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Jubilee Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Barking and Dagenham College Campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Jubilee Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Visitor's Car Park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to your right on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 150cm (3ft x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the left hand side of the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Toilet (L3)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 250cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • 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.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 female 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 45cm (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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 108cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible shower is located in this room.
    • There is another room labelled as an accessible toilet next to this one and requires a radar key to access this contains a bench for changing. At time of survey it was being used for storage as can be seen in photograph 3.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 within the standard changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to your left when you exit the lift on the first floor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The standard changing rooms are located through the doors marked as standard toilets.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.