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Cromwell Stand - Cromwell Suite and Hospitality Boxes 11-15

Huntingdon Racecourse, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NL

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the racecourse map please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the Racecourse reception.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Huntingdon Racecourse is situated half a mile from the A14 Junction 22. The A14 links with the A1, M1, M11 and M6. This allows for easy access from the North and South, along with the West Midlands and East Coast. parking#6QBpoDk8DjcImq0U.99.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Huntingdon.
    • The nearest station is Huntingdon which is on the main line from Kings Cross London and is approximately 2.5 miles from the racecourse. A complimentary courtesy car service operates on racedays, between the racecourse and the station. This service runs for 2 hours before the first race and for half an hour either side of the last race.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).
  • Comments View
    • With prior permission, helicopters can land on the course on racedays. For further details please call the racecourse office on 01480 453 373.

Outside Access (Cromwell Stand Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Cromwell Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There is braille signage on all doors.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to exit the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the entrance foyer.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Cromwell Stand Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • Lighting levels are not at least 100 lux at floor level in the lift lobby.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within 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.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Executive Boxes (Executive Boxes 11 to 15)

  • The boxes are located along the first floor corridor.
  • There are 5 boxes on this floor.
  • The box surveyed was 14.
  • The other boxes in this stand/area have a similar layout.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of service provided in this box can vary.
  • There is a designated viewing platform next to the Cromwell Suite.
    The box has viewing window with a clear view of the racetrack and finishing posts.
    The height of the viewing window is 80cm.
  • The box can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • The walls between the boxes can be removed to either create a larger box or make the Cromwell suite bigger.

Eating and Drinking (Cromwell Suite)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located at the rear of the first floor corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 65cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Counter (Betting Counter - Cromwell Suite)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located at the rear of the Cromwell Suite.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Cromwell Stand / Suite)

  • The name of the designated seating area is Cromwell Stand / Suite.
  • There is step-free access to the designated seating area, via lift.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • The number of spaces for wheelchair users varies (dependent on match/event).
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is a dedicated steward to provide assistance.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.
  • The designated viewing platform is accessed from the Cromwell Suite via an automatic double door. The door is push pad operated. The height of the push pad button is 95cm. The width of the door is 160cm.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the first floor corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 91cm (2ft 12in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 along the first floor corridor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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