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Queensbury Swimming Pool

Station Road, Queensbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 1AB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Victoria Hall.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 280cm x 470cm (9ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 44m (48yd 4in) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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 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.

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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played at the poolside.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The door from reception to the poolside is single and heavy.
    • The door opens towards you (pull).
    • The door is 85cm wide.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediatley as you enter the pool area from reception.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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 not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Level Change (Viewing Gallery)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the pool.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the the pool.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope immediatley as you enter the changing room.
    • There is one deep step with handrails on both sides leading from the changing area showers to the pool
    • There are also changing cubicles which are to the left of the pool.
    • There is a larger changing cubicle with a baby changing facility.
    • Lockers are situated opposite the pool entrance.
    • Similar male facilities are located to the right of the pool.

Standard Shower (Unisex)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the right of the pool.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is one deep step with handrails on both sides leading to the facilities from the pool.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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 in the shower area.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the shower area.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • It is possible for customers to use the accessible toilet in Victoria Hall.
    • This can be accessed, with staff assistance, from the car park.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.