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Shard End Community Centre and Sport Hall

170 Packington Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham, B34 7RD

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • The external queuing points are not clearly marked/signed.
  • There is a hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 100cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are several hand sanitisers around the building, some are free standing, and some are on tables.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Changing rooms are currently not available but can be opened for group/team activities upon request. The male changing rooms can be opened to access baby changing facilities upon request.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an Activity Hall for Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Netball, Indoor Bowls, Cricket Nets (indoor), Dance Classes, Martial Arts, Multi-use Games Area, Sequence Dancing, and Elderly Groups.
    Starter Fitness Programmes, Cardiovascular Gym, and Easy-Gym sessions and Exercise on Prescription.
    Function Rooms and a Meeting Room for hire.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Lea Hall.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 13:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front and to the side 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 280cm x 600cm (9ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
    • 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 145cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the venue.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in reception, Easy-Gym, and the Fitness Suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Level Change (Fitness Suite and Main Hall)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • 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 the right going up.

Fitness Suite (Easy Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • There is not step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • 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

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the venue.
    • The fitness suite is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Entry doors are double but only one side is permanently held open during opening hours.

Meeting Room

  • This is a multi-use room which can be hired out. Different room set ups are available. Some of the tables are fixed. The highest table height is 70cm and the lowest is 68cm. Chairs are not fixed.

Dining Hall

  • This room is used twice a week for community free lunches on Monday and Thursday.
  • Tables and chairs are not fixed. The table height is 68cm.
  • There are double doors which open outwards and may be difficult to open. One side is permanently closed. The opening width is 80cm.
  • Lighting is good.

Butler Suite

  • This is a multi-use function suite which can be hired.
  • Multiple room set ups are available.
  • There are double doors which open outwards and may be difficult to open. One side is permanently closed. The opening width is 80cm.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 34m (37yd 7in) 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 at the rear of the venue.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the centre of the venue.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 215cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the male and female changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • As at January 2022 the baby change facilities were available only in the male changing rooms which are opened upon request.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There is a grass area across the road which assistance dogs could use as a toilet area.