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Sports Centre

Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus, Kingston Lane, UB8 3PH

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COVID-19 Information (Brunel University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the sports hall, netball hall, health & fitness facilities, therapy suite, squash centre, climbing wall and Bar Zest.
  • Comments View
    • The Sports Centre is open to students, staff, clubs and members of the public.

Opening Times (Sports Centre)

  • Monday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Uxbridge.
  • The nearest mainline station is West Drayton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Uxbridge.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the back 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 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 420cm x 650cm (13ft 9in x 21ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 56m (61yd 9in) 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 not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not 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 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the moderate ramp and steps that lead from the pedestrian walkway to the entrance of the sports centre.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played within the sports halls, gym and fitness centre.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Sports Hall and Squash Centre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the main sports hall and squash centre.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • 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 leading down to the main sports hall.
  • There is/are 7 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 both sides.

Level Change (Netball Hall)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the netball hall.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Fitness Suite

  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand cycle, open weights area.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are not trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The resistance and cardio room is located just beyond the reception desk and has a small step beyond entrance barriers, as shown in photograph 1.
    • This can be got around by the use of fire exit at the rear of resistance room which has a medium slope, as shown in photographs 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ medium depth steps with handrails on both sides to access the first floor of this area, as shown on photograph 6.
    • The first floor can be accessed via the elevator and a door at the rear of room with a medium slope to enter as shown in photographs 8 and 9.
    • The free weights area located to the right of reception has a security barrier to access, as shown in photograph 10.
    • There is a separate door for disabled access which is 85cm wide and shown in photograph 11.
    • This area is level throughout apart from 2cm high mats at intervals spread throughout the room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
    • There are similar staircases for access to the viewing balconies of both the squash courts and sports hall.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the reception desk.
  • 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 lift is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp leading into the lift at each floor.

Eating and Drinking (Whistle Stop)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the first floor lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.
  • Comments View
    • There is an outdoor seating area which is located at the rear of the cafe.
    • There is a small threshold at the entrance to the outdoor seating area.
    • There is a raised seating area to the right as you enter which is accessed by one deep step, as shown in photograph 6.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:30 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 07:30 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 07:30 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 07:30 - 20:30.
    • Friday 07:30 - 20:30.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 17:00.

Accessible Changing Room (Male and Female)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • The accessible changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room is 65m (71yd 3in) from the main sports hall.
  • The accessible changing room is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 280cm x 450cm (9ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • There is level access to the changing room.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female accessible toilets, accessible changing rooms and accessible showers.
    • The male facilities are located on the first floor and the female facilities are located on the ground floor.

Accessible Shower (Male and Female)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet.
  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; functional emergency alarms in the male and female showers.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar shower in the first floor female accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor Female Toilets)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the first floor lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and slightly left as you exit the lift on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • There is a smaller accessible toilet within the male changing area next to the female accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 345cm (7ft 10in x 11ft 4in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 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 a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 49cm (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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit 86cm high when fully extended.

Accessible Toilet (Male and Female)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 280cm (5ft 9in x 9ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female accessible toilets and they are located within the separate male and female standard changing rooms.
    • The female accessible toilets are located on the ground floor opposite the reception desk.
    • The male accessible toilets are located on the first floor.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the female accessible toilet.

Standard Changing Room (Male and Female)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 65m (71yd 3in) from the main sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female standard changing rooms. The male changing rooms are located on the first floor and the female changing rooms are on the ground floor.

Standard Shower (Male and Female)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard toilets.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female standard showers.
    • The male standard showers are on the first floor and the standard female showers are on the ground floor.

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 on the ground floor.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby change facilities located within both the male and female accessible toilets.

Additional Info

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