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Kings Road Centre Sports Hall and Gym

Kings Road Centre, City College Plymouth, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 5QG

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COVID-19 Information (City College Plymouth)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the sports hall, gym and a sports therapy classroom.
  • Comments View
    • The Sports Hall and Gym are located on the ground floor of the main Kings Road Centre.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 480cm x 340cm (15ft 9in x 11ft 2in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) 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 road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • Parking at the front of the venue is for visitors.
    • The designated parking spaces can be used by anyone who displays a Blue Badge.
    • Staff parking is only accessible from Paradise Road for the duration of the building work here.

Parking (North Entrance)

  • 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 outside the North Entrance.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the North Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the North 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of motorcycle parking bays on the slip road from the North Entrance to Paradise Road as shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (North Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.

Outside Access (East 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 automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (East Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Sports Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main reception.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Exit to the Courtyard)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor, between the college shop and the work space.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives you access to the courtyard, from which you can access the gym without needing to go through the main sports hall.

Level Change (Exit to the Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the courtyard side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Central Courtyard)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the far corner of the central courtyard.
  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The gym can also be accessed directly from the ground floor corridor containing Skills Development (shown in photograph 2).

Level Change (Central Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 123cm (4ft).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Portable hearing loops are available if requested in advance.

Fitness Suite (Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located off the sports hall and central courtyard.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the central courtyard entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • 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 some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is basic.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes removeable benches.
    • 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.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 12:00 - 13:00.
    • Monday 15:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00.
    • Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00.
    • Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 13:00.
    • Thursday 15:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 13:00 - 14:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Sports Therapy Suite

  • The Sports Therapy Suite is located at the rear of the sports hall, between the changing rooms and the gym.
  • It has level access and is brightly lit.
  • Most of the benches are height adjustable.
  • The suite is used as a sports therapy teaching room, and for a student lead Sports Therapy Clinic, open to the public Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 17:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the sports hall entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the sports hall.
    • 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 and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 210cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the sports hall entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the sports hall entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the standard female changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 49m (53yd 1ft) from the sports hall entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located outside the female standard changing room.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the sports hall entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.