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Jessica Ennis Sports Hall

Chesterfield College, Infirmary Road, Chesterfield, S41 7NG

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Jessica Ennis Sports Hall is located next to the Central Block.
    • There is a platform lift available to access the Sports Hall from the Reception area of the Central Block.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is outside the Nursery and North Blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 470cm x 600cm (15ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Sports Hall 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope leading from the car park to the Sports Hall entrance.

Outside Access (Sports Hall Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Sports Hall Side Entrance)

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

Entrance (Front of Central Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Central Block, to the right of Central Block reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a platform lift located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The second set of doors lead directly to the Sports Hall.
    • The lift allows level access to the Sports Hall from the Central Block.
    • Please see the lift section for more information.

Entrance (Central Block to Sports Hall)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Heartspace, in the corridor to the right as you exit the Central Block foyer lift.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located just beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Lift (Lift from the Central Block to the Sports Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just past the Front of Central Block Entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G to UG.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 145cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not 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 steep ramp in front of the lift on the Central Block side.
    • This lift is located just past the College Main Reception in Central Block.
    • Please see the separate guide for Central Block for access information.
    • The lift leads to the to the sports hall. The changing rooms can be accessed from there.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance to the hall from the main corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This level change is located in the doorway to the Sports Hall and can be avoided by using the Front of Central Block entrance and platform lift.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall entrancxe.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the sports hall.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 190cm x 370cm (6ft 3in x 12ft 2in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; an accessible toilet, alarm, flip seat 38 cm high.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • 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 37cm (1ft 3in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the accessible changing room.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 370cm (6ft 3in x 12ft 2in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 153cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 137cm.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the sports hall entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female changing rooms which are identical.
    • There is level access to the showers in the changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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