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Brookvale Recreation Centre

Barnfield Avenue, Murdishaw, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6EP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool and gym.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include astro turf pitches.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 21:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Runcorn East.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • 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 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 520cm (16ft 5in x 17ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point 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 automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles at reception to access the main areas. The largest opening is 156cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music/noise.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

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 a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • 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.

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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 143cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level three.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is not available.
    • 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.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes adjustable bikes.
    • 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 gym doors are accessed by a security swipe.

Accessible Changing Room (Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located on the ground floor, to the right of reception.
  • The facility is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 290cm x 240cm (9ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 46cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The accessible changing area has 3 identical accessible showers, an adjustable changing bench with shower and one accessible toilet.
    • The areas are separated by partition walls.

Standard Changing Room (Ground Floor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (2yd 7in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the ground floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.

Standard Changing Room (First Floor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The details listed above are for the female changing room.
    • There is a flip down seat in the standard changing room that measures 50cm when pulled down.
    • There is a similar male changing room on the same floor, which is 1m from the lift.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor (Female))

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the standard changing rooms on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • Separate female & male accessible toilets are available within the standard changing rooms.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 190cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency 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 coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

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.
  • This service cannot be requested.