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Elstree Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool, teaching pool, health suite, fitness suite, dance studio, creche, soft play area and a cafe.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Comments View
    • Last entry to Beaumonts Health Club is 1 hour before closing and the last entry for the main pool is ½ hour before closing..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Borehamwood.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Elstree & Borehamwood.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • 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 is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 610cm (10ft 2in x 20ft 0in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 37m (40yd) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the 2 designated bays at the rear of the centre only.
    • Further Blue Badge and standard parking is available in the Civic Offices Pay and Display Car Park further behind the centre.
    • All customers of The Venue’s facilities can claim back the cost of their parking ticket (for up to 2 hours) by bringing the tear-off section of the parking ticket to reception when they arrive.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 131cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • The steps are located leading to the raised area.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows some of the designated seating in the pool viewing area.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left, behind reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 129cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 17m (19yd) 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 heavy.
    • The opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) 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.

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 steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 6 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • The teaching pool has a height adjustable floor.
    • There are 5 deep steps, with a handrail to the left going up, leading down to the spa pool.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Side Kicks)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 26m (28yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 57cm (1ft 10in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the first floor standard toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a male only 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 is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 170cm (4ft 1in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 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.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not 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 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 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the right as you enter.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the pool.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Level Change (Wet Side Changing Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the changing area.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 136cm (4ft 6in).

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located on the far side of the wet side changing area.
  • There is not level access to the changing room.
  • The accessible changing room is 20m (22yd) from the pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 30m (33yd) from the reception desk.
  • The accessible changing room is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The adapted cubicle was closed for repairs at the time of survey.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The female changing room is 3m from the lift.
    • The male changing room is 15m from the lift.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • Comments View
    • The showers are accessed by a medium step, and contains a 44 cm high fold down seat and grab rails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.