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Brierton Community Sports Centre

Brierton Lane, Hartlepool, TS25 4AF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, sports halls, dance studio and meeting rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include tennis courts and 3G pitch.

Location

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

COVID-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Toilets are available.

Opening Hours

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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 348cm x 484cm (11ft 5in x 15ft 11in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 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 and block 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 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 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 tables and chairs in the reception area.
    • The tables and chairs are fixed.
    • The height of the tables is 71cm.
    • The chairs do not have armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception area and fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the far left as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 9m (9yd 2ft) 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 single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes upper body machines, free weights and hand bike.
    • 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
    • Members with disabilities will be referred to Sports Development Team.

Sports Hall

  • The Sports Hall is located to the right as you enter the building and is 6m from the reception.
  • The doors are double width with a locked leaf.
  • The doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening width is 83cm.
  • There are viewing areas accessed by 2 medium height steps.
  • There are kickboards between the viewing areas and the main area of the sports hall.
  • There are 3 entrance points through the kickboards.
  • The entrance points open both ways.
  • The entrance points are heavy.
  • The clear width of the entrance points is 83cm.
  • There is a smaller sports hall to the rear of the building called the North Gym, which is 61m from the main entrance.

Level Change (Corridor Leading to Rear of Building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor to the rear right of the building leading to the North Gym, Dance Studio, Meeting Room and 3G Pitch Changing Rooms.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Rear Corridor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the rear corridor, leading to the dance studio and meeting room.
  • There is/are 6 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 left going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Rear Corridor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the rear corridor of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 76m (83yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 100cm (2ft 6in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The controls on the wall are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
    • The controls on the lift are 60cm from the floor.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the main corridor towards the centre of the building.
  • The facility is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 196cm x 280cm (6ft 5in x 9ft 2in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

Standard Changing Room (Indoor Changing Rooms - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the corridor leading off to the left from the main corridor as you enter the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flip down seat.
    • The height of the flip down seat is 47cm.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail by the flip down seat.
    • There is a similar standard male changing room adjacent to the female which is a mirror image of the female.

Standard Changing Room (3G and Dance Studio Changing Rooms - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 66m (72yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the dance studio.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear left of the building.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flip down seat.
    • The height of the flip down seat is 56cm.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail by the flip down seat.
    • There is a similar standard male changing room adjacent to the female which is a mirror image of the female.

Accessible Toilet (Reception)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • 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 152cm x 228cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 6in).
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Accessible Toilet (3G and Dance Studio Changing Room - Female)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 72m (78yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female 3G and Dance Studio Changing Room, to the rear left of the building.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the male 3G and Dance Studio changing room.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 134cm x 175cm (4ft 5in x 5ft 9in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass areas surrounding the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.