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CitySport

City, University of London, 124 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP

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Introduction

  • This building contains the following services:
    Lower Ground Level - Saddlers Sports Hall, Team Changing Rooms, Studio 5.
    Ground Level - Reception, Gym, Studios 3 and 4.
    Level 1 - Studios 1 and 2.
    Level 2 - Sports and Leisure Services.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 23:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 550cm (6ft 7in x 18ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Goswell Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street parking is for resident permit and Blue Badge holders only.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Goswell Street.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when entering.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a security gate with keycard access only, located just inside the entrance. The security gates are 55cm wide. An accessible gate is located on the reception desk side of the security gate, this gate is 108cm wide and can only be opened by a receptionist.

Reception

  • The City Sport Reception is located to the right immediately after the main entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in all areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a seating area (photograph 1) with a vending machine (photograph 2) on the ground floor next to the platform lift. On level 2 there is a kitchen (photograph 4) and meeting room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located at the far end of the building from the entrance, beyond the lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 78m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • There is a set of stairs directly in front of the entrance, 24m down the corridor (photograph 2). The stairs access the LG and G levels only. There are 15+ deep steps with handrails on both sides, the steps are clearly marked.

Lift (Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right at the end of the corridor in front of the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 113cm x 147cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 not 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 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.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far end of the building from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 79m (86yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 144cm (6ft 7in 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 lift does 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.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground level, to the left beyond the entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 177cm (5ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no 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.
  • Comments View
    • The equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes a treadmill and stationary bicycle. The gym supports IFI trained individuals.
    • There is a lower section to the gym, located on the lower ground level. This section contains no accessible equipment. There is level access to this section via the platform or main lift.

Saddlers Sports Hall

  • The Saddlers Sports Hall is located on the lower ground level. This room has heavy, manual double doors with a width of 186cm.
  • The collapsible stands in the sports hall have designated accessible spaces on each front corner.

Standard Changing Room

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground level, round the corridor to the left as you exit the platform lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the platform lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Saddlers Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are both male and female changing rooms on the lower ground level. There are also 3 team changing rooms. One team changing room was being used for storage at the time of the survey. Photographs 1 and 2 are for team changing room 3.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in team changing 3.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available include; in team changing 2 and the men's and women's changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground level, opposite the main lift.
    • There are other accessible toilets on level 2 with an alarm that is too high; on level 1 with a working alarm and on the lower ground level with a working alarm and the transfer space on the right. The lower ground level toilets are located inside the men's and women's changing rooms (as shown in photograph 2).
    • There is level access to this 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 216cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste 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 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground level, round the corner to the left of the platform lift.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the platform lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.