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Bracknell Leisure Centre

Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9SE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool, fitness suite, squash courts, fitness studios, cycle gym, weights gym, play centre, creche, hairdressers, and a facial specialist.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 20:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front and to the right 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 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 410cm x 485cm (13ft 5in x 15ft 11in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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
    • There is parent and child parking available near the Blue Badge parking bays.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • Comments View
    • The slope leads from the standard parking bays.
    • There is level access around the slope on the pavement to the left.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstile barriers to exit reception.
    • They are operated by membership card or they can be activated by reception staff on request.
    • There is an additional accessible gate to exit reception, activated by reception staff on request.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the sports hall, seating area and Bodyzone gym.

Seating Area

  • There is a general seating area 20m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the seating area.
  • The floor is patterned.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space for a wheelchair user.
  • Some chairs are fixed to the floor.
  • There are chairs with armrests.
  • Most chairs are 45cm high.
  • There is bench seating.
  • Bench seating is 45cm high.
  • No tables are fixed to the floor.
  • Most tables are 75cm high.
  • There are lower tables 50cm high.

Other Floors (Hospitality Suite)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Hospitality Suite.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are 30m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are a spiral staircase.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear of the building, past the seating area and to the right.
  • 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.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead as you enter, 15m from the main entrance.
  • There is/are 4 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.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is Personal Trainer Certificate and GP Referral Training.
    • 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
    • Step-free access is available to the rear of the building, past the seating area.
    • There is a step-free entrance 56m from the main entrance.
    • The step-free entrance is via the double doors.
    • There are fitness machines with removeable seats for wheelchair user access (photos 1 to 6).
    • There are fitness machines featuring adjustable screen brightness.
    • Staff are always present to offer assistance.

Level Change (Rear)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the main barriers after reception, past the seating area.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This is step-free access to the fitness suite, and other services to the rear of the building.
    • The handrail is 103cm above the ground.
    • There is a lower handrail 61cm high.
    • The handrails are easy to grip.
    • The handrails extend horizontally beyond the start and end of the ramp.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the handrails and the wall.
    • The ramp is long.

Inside Access (Rear)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is access to Little Leapers, Whoosh, squash courts, multi-purpose room and the creche at the rear of the venue.
    • There is also access to the lockers, female and male dry side changing rooms, and the fitness studios, including the cycle gym.
    • There are numerous sets of single doors to access these areas.
    • The doors may open towards you (pull), or away from you (push).
    • The doors are usually held open.
    • The open door widths (leaf closed) are 83cm.
    • The open door widths (leaf open) are 129cm to 147cm.
    • Bracknell Gymnastics Club (BGC) is located in this area, with additional standard and accessible changing rooms, showers and toilets.
    • There are also meeting rooms with stepped access available.

Level Change (Lower Level)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right from the main barriers after reception.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lower level leads to the lift to the swimming pool.
    • The membership enquiry office and Guinot facial specialist are located here also.

Other Floors (Swimming Pool)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located 55m from the main entrance.

Lift (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past main barriers after reception, down the ramp and along the corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 151cm x 136cm (4ft 11in 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.

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 is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 swimming pools in the same area; a teaching pool (photo 5), a training pool (photo 1), and a competition pool.
    • The teaching pool has 4 steps into the water (photo 5).
    • The steps into the teaching pool are clearly marked.
    • The teaching pool is 0.75m deep.
    • There are 3 vertical steps into the training pool (photo 2).
    • There are also steps into the training pool (photo 3).
    • The steps have 6 steps into the water.
    • The steps have handrails on both sides.
    • There are 3 vertical steps into the training pool (photo 2).
    • The hoist for wheelchair users (photo 4) is used in the training pool.
    • The training pool is 1m to 1.5m deep.
    • The competition pool is 1.75m to 3m deep.
    • The swimming pool is staffed at all times.
    • The swimming pool changing rooms, showers and toilets are called the changing village.
    • The changing village has step-free access from the swimming pool lift.
    • The changing village is along and to the right from the swimming pool lift.

Accessible Toilet (Reception - Right-Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the main entrance.
    • 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 (automatically).
    • The door is push pad activated.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 190cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 and waste paper pedal 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Accessible Toilet (Male Dry Side Changing Room - Left-Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 79m (86yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.
    • There is not 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 268cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • 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.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical facility in the female dry side changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (Swimming Pool - Right-Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 183cm (6ft 3in x 6ft).
    • 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 123cm (4ft).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 120cm and 167cm from the floor.
  • 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 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 not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the male changing room.
  • There is an identical facility in the female changing room.
  • The facility is 72m (78yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible dry side changing room is an open area within the male standard dry side changing room.
    • The facility changing bench is 46cm from the floor.

Accessible Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the changing village.
  • The facility is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the changing village entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 266cm x 371cm (8ft 9in x 12ft 2in).
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a manual hoist and a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 183cm (6ft).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard male dry side changing rooms, to the rear of the building.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical facility in the female dry side changing room.

Accessible Shower (Swimming Pool)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the changing village.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 accessible showers.
    • There is an open accessible shower (photo 1) to the left of the standard open showers.
    • The open accessible shower has a privacy curtain.
    • There is an accessible shower cubicle (photo 2) to the left of the standard shower cubicles.

Standard Toilet(s) (Reception)

  • 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 to the left of the seating area.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the seating area.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Toilet(s) (Swimming Pool)

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the building.
  • 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
    • There is step-free access from the main barriers after reception.
    • There are identical facilities in the female dry side changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located throughout the changing village.
  • 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 are baby change facilities throughout the changing village changing rooms.
    • There are baby-safe seats through the changing village changing rooms.

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