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Olympia Leisure Centre

3 East Whale Lane, Dundee, DD1 3JU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include swimming pools, fitness suite, activity room, cafe, viewing gallery.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Dundee.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Dundee.

Opening Hours

Opening Times (Fitness Suite)

  • Monday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Comments View
    • Between 06:00-08:00 and 20:00-21:00 access is only available to Leisureactive members.

Parking (Olympia Pay and Display Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the car park lift.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the car park lift.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This multi-story public car park is linked with the leisure centre and is best accessed via Floor 4 by the lift into the venue.

Lift (Olympia Pay and Display Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the car park and the leisure centre.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance assisted doors.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 210cm (3ft 1in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The revolving doors are automatic.
    • The second set of doors are for the assisted entrance to the right.
    • The second doors are push pad operated.
    • There is a noticeable threshold there.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • These doors are operated automatically using push pads.
    • There is also a revolving, heavy, single 100cm wide door to the right.

Level Change (Rear Ramp)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) 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 good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in public areas.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the first floor.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 75cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the rear lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Fitness Suite Raised Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the raised area in the fitness suite.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • 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 both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This is only for a small area of the fitness suite which has similar machines available elsewhere.

Swimming Pool (Leisure Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 3 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Swimming Pool (Training Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There is a pool platform lift for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 4 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • The handrail is on the right, going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are platform lifts at either side to access the pool, with wheelchairs available to borrow.
    • There are steps with handrails on the left at the other side of the pool.
    • There are steps leading to the viewing gallery and flume.

Swimming Pool (Toddler Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 3 steps.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of the venue.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the rear lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Fitness Suite Changing Area)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing room cubicles.
  • Comments View
    • There is a larger shower area in a cubicle to the rear left, near the accessible toilet.

Standard Shower (Swimming Pool)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located between the changing area and the pools.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the left of the swimming pool changing area.
    • The facility is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • There is not 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 staff/reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 240cm x 385cm (7ft 10in x 12ft 8in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp leading into the changing place.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing place.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • Other facilities available include; a hoist, changing table and accessible toilet.

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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional stairs at the rear lift which also lead to the second floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the Main Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 130cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift to the rear of the building which also stops at the second floor.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the cafe.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • 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.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not 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 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 47cm (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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the first floor Accessible Toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets offering transfer space to the left in both the swimming pool and fitness suite changing areas.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located through to the left of the cafe.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the rear of the fitness suite changing area.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the rear lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar male and female toilets to the left of the swimming pool changing area.

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.