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Small Heath Leisure Centre

Muntz Street, Small Heath, Birmingham, B10 9RX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an all-whether pitch, badminton courts, dance studio, free weights gym, netball courts, play centre, pulse point gym, squash courts, a swimming pool, weights room and a youth centre.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 15:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Small Heath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Small Heath.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • 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 490cm x 390cm (16ft 1in x 12ft 10in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 29m (31yd 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 slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • 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 a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 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 medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the leisure centre.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Squash Courts)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading to the courts.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway to each individual court.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Squash Courts Viewing Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the courts.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Level Change (Dance Studio)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the main corridor at the rear of the leisure centre.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the venue.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 167cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 6in).
  • 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 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Fitness Suite (Mixed)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level 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 heavy.
    • The opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes handbikes, resistance machines.
    • 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.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the main corridor 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.
  • Comments View
    • A female standard changing room is available in the same location.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing room.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the dry side changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a male only 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 275cm (6ft 5in x 9ft).
    • 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 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a female accessible toilet in the female changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the adapted toilet room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (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 Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the female standard changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the male standard changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the wet room changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.