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Northwich Memorial Court

Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 5QJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Swimming Pool, Fitness facilities, Events Hall.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • 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 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 89m (97yd 12in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 189m (206yd 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 have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally busy.
    • 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)

  • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Rear 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 is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 in the centre of the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 13m (14yd 8in) 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 bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles at the side of reception to enter the swimming area measuring 96 cm wide.

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 thoughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Counter (Event Hall Box Office)

  • The counter is 14m (15yd 11in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a lowered section.
  • The height of the counter is high.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 hand held 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 and snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Event Hall)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Drinking straws are available.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is 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 hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 7 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are 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 bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 19m (20yd 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 100cm x 145cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the ground floor.
    • The facility is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 385cm x 600cm (12ft 8in x 19ft 8in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the cubicle.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The facility is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 220cm x 260cm (7ft 3in x 8ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The facility is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the pool entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 220cm x 320cm (7ft 3in x 10ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Lift.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Fitness Gym.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool area.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of reception on the ground floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the swimming pool area.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flip down seat measuring 48cm high, with an adustable shower.

Accessible Toilet (Event Hall Bar)

  • 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 signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the bar area of the Event Hall.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 220cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 74cm (2ft 5in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Event Hall Bar)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.