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Haileybury Sports Complex

Haileybury College, College Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 7NU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a sports hall, fitness suite and a swimming pool.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 3 floodlit astroturf pitches.

Location

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

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 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times may vary, so please check with the centre before visiting.

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 venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 480cm (12ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block 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 level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 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 bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • 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.

Astroturf Pitches

  • There are three astroturf floodlit pitches.
  • There is a steep slope on the path leading to the gate entrance.
  • The width of the slope is 130cm and has handrails on both sides.
  • Access to the pitches is via a single width gate (90cm) that opens towards you (pull).

Sports Hall

  • The sports hall is located to the rear of the venue.
  • There are two sets of double doors, with a width of 150cms to access the hall (photograph 3).
  • There is an eight court badminton hall and four squash courts.

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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the fitness suite.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 70cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the main corridor.
  • The facility is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 450cm x 195cm (14ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • 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 45cm (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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • 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 170cm (5ft 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side - Female and Male)

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the poolside.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • 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 medium step.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby change facilities located in the standard female changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Dry side - 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left as you enter.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • 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 medium step.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side- Male)

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear right of the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • 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 medium step.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the rear of the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.