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Harlington Sports Pavilion

Harlington Sports Ground, Sipson Lane, Harlington, Middlesex, UB3 5AQ

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COVID-19 Information (Imperial College London)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 10 changing rooms and The Mick Reynolds Bar.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include grass football, rugby and cricket pitches, a floodlit astroturf hockey pitch and a 3G artificial pitch and training area.
  • Part of the pavilion is currently used by Queens Park Rangers Football Club as their Training Centre.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the side of the pavilion.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also parking to the rear of the pavilion (photographs 3, 4 and 5) which is used by Queens Park Rangers Football Club. However, on Wednesday afternoons, this area is also used as University parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the front right hand side of the Pavilion Building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on the first floor, to the left at the top of the external steps detailed below.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the building.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives external access to the Mick Reynolds Bar. The first door can only be opened from the inside.
    • There is a similar entrance on the right hand side from the external stairs. This only has 1 set of doors and leads directly into the QPR dining area (shown in photograph 3).
    • The steps have handrails on opposing sides, depending which flight of steps you use. These do not cover all steps (photographs 4-7). After the landing, there is also a handrail on the opposite side, which does go to the top (photographs 5 and 7).
    • There are also 2 steps, 1 deep and 1 medium height, without handrails, leading up to the stairs from the path from the car park (photograph 8).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in The Mick Reynolds Bar.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the ground floor corridors leading from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The male changing rooms are to the left as you enter, and the female changing rooms are off the corridor to the right. These can be re-allocated depending on the matches taking place.
    • There are 5 changing rooms off each corridor. The male changing rooms are accessed by single doors 70cm wide. The female changing rooms are accessed by single doors 77cm wide.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located off the male and female changing room corridors.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The male shower room contains some showers accessed by a medium threshold (photograph 2), and others accessed by 2 medium steps with no handrails (photograph 3).
    • The female showers are accessed by a deep threshold (photograph 4).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the far end of the male changing rooms corridor from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are The Mick Reynolds Bar.

Eating and Drinking (The Mick Reynolds Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The bar is located on the left hand side of the first floor from the internal stairs and the first floor entrances.
    • The bar also contains sofas and low tables (photograph 4).
    • There are double doors, opening outwards, 145cm wide (photograph 5), at the far end of the bar, leading to the balcony and the external steps (photograph 6).
    • The area on the right hand side of the first floor is normally used by QPR, but is occasionally used by the Unversity for funtions. It contain tables, 72cm from floor to base. It also contains sofas, table tennis and pool tables (photographs 7 and 8).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located just inside the male changing room corridor, to the left as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilets are just inside the female changing room corridor (shown in photographs 3 and 4). These toilets also contain the female showers.
    • There is a shared toilet located straight ahead from the main entrance (shown in photograph 5) and also on the first floor.

Access to the Pitches from the Pavilion

  • Access to the pitches is via concrete and tarmac surfaced paths from main entrance.
  • To access the 3G pitch follow the path round to the rear of the pavilion, then head for the right hand side of the car park to access the pitch (photographs 3 and 4).
  • Access to the Hockey Astroturf pitch is at the far end of rear car park, via a gate 223cm wide and brick path, uneven in places (photographs 5-7).
  • Access to the grass pitches on this side of Sipson Lane is at the very far end of the rear car park, leading directly onto the grass (photograph 8).
  • To access the grass pitches on the far side of Sipson Lane, head past the Imperial College car park area and towards the main entrance to the site (photographs 9 and 10). Cross Sipson Lane to reach the entrance to the field (photographs 11 and 12).