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King's Sport and Wellness Centre

Waterloo Campus, 127 Stamford Street, London , SE1 9NQ

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; the Wellness Centre on the upper floor, and the Fitness Centre on the lower floor, plus the Stamford Street Apartments laundry on the lower floor.
    • The Wellness Centre accessible entrance with ramped access is located off Cornwall Road, on the corner with Stamford Street.
    • There is level access to the Fitness Centre via the internal courtyard in the Stamford Street Apartments.
    • Stamford Street Apartments link (new tab) - click here.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the Wellness Centre on the upper floor.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located in the female standard changing room in the Fitness Centre on the lower floor.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located in the male standard changing room in the Fitness Centre on the lower floor.
    • Standard changing facilities are located in the Fitness Centre on the lower floor.
    • Accessible shower facilities are located in the Wellness Centre on the upper floor.
    • Standard shower facilities are located in the standard changing room in the Fitness Centre on the lower floor.

Useful Information

Getting Here (Waterloo Campus)

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Approach (Cornwall Road)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance Cornwall Road)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Cornwall Road, near the junction with Stamford Street.
    • This entrance gives access to the Wellness Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 117cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Accessible Entrance)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located immediately left after the accessible entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the Wellness Centre.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
    • The top of the ramp is width restricted to 98cm.

Approach (Stamford Street)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access (Stamford Street Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Stamford Street, near to Cornwall Road.
    • This entrance gives access to the Wellness Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'KING'S SPORT AND WELLNESS CENTRE'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is 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.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 132cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 128cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • The entrance to the Stamford Street Apartments laundry is between the first and second set of doors, on the left.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a second set of clearly marked steps between the two sets of doors.
    • The second set of steps have a height of 19cm, and a depth of 30cm.
    • There are no handrails at these steps.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not 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 vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in communal areas.
    • Music is played quietly at varying times during the day.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Reception (Office)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the right after the accessible entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 72cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • Guests are received in the office.
      The office has an open door width of 92cm.

Opening Times (Wellness Centre)

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Wellness Centre

  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests, sofas and stools.
  • There are tables with undersides 72cm from the floor.
  • There are coffee tables at a surface height of 42cm above the floor.
  • The vinyl flooring is shiny which some people may perceive as wet or slippery.
  • Music is played in the area at a low volume level.

Clinic

  • The Clinic is 13m from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the Clinic.
  • There is a single width door which opens away from you (push) and may be difficult to open.
  • The open door width is 90cm.
  • The Clinic is for pre-arranged appointments.
  • The Clinic was occupied at the time of survey.

Meeting Room

  • The meeting room is 28m from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the meeting room.
  • There is a single width door which opens away from you (push) and may be difficult to open.
  • The open door width is 76cm.
  • There is seating with armrests and a table with an underside 69cm from the floor.
  • The lighting is moderate to good.
  • There is ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Accessible Shower

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible shower is located to the far right of the Wellness Centre.
    • This accessible shower is approximately 25m from the accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible shower.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the shower door.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is hand held.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is high.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the far right of the Wellness Centre.
    • The stairs are approximately 31m from the accessible entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are Wellness Centre (lower floor) and Fitness Centre (upper floor).
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps is 28cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Outside Access (SSA Residents Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Stamford Street Apartments central courtyard between Block 3 and Block 4.
    • This entrance gives access to the King's Sport and Wellbeing Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is not 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 105cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Opening Times (Sport Centre)

  • 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 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:00.

Gym (Sport Centre)

  • There is step-free access to the gym.
  • The gym is staffed when open.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the gym.
  • Staff receive training in assisting disabled people.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes; upper body machines where fixed seats can be removed and arm cycles.
  • There is a weights room to the far left of the Fitness Centre.
    The entrance has a single width door which opens away from you (push) and may be difficult to open.
    The open door width is 79cm.
    There is a small lip at the threshold of the doorway.
    There is rubber flooring in the weights room.
  • Background music is played.
  • The flooring in the gym consists of vinyl.
  • There is flooring with a shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Studio

  • The studio is at the far right of the Fitness Centre.
  • The entrance to the studio is a single set of double doors which open towards you (pull) and may be difficult to open.
  • The open door width is 155cm.
  • There is a shiny floor which some people may perceive as slippery.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The front and left hand walls inside the studio are fully mirrored.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the female and male standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • There is a medium height step into the amenity area.
    There is a further medium height step into the shower area.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • Location and Access View
    • This standard changing room is located in the Fitness Centre.
    • This standard changing room is approximately 8m from the SSA residents entrance.
    • The standard changing room is approximately 11m from the stairs.
    • There is step-free access to the standard changing room.
    • A key is not required for the standard changing room.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the standard changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the standard changing room opening is 83cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The dimensions of the standard changing room are 262cm x 460cm.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the standard changing room include; a changing table/bench, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • This is a female changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the standard changing room.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: bench seating.
    • There are lockers within the changing room.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the changing room.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the female standard changing room from the SSA residents entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the female standard changing room from the Wellness Centre.
    • The female standard changing room is 11m from the stairs.
    • There is a medium height step into the toilet area from the changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • Location and Access View
    • This standard changing room is located in the Fitness Centre.
    • This standard changing room is approximately 19m from the SSA residents entrance.
    • The standard changing room is approximately 12m from the stairs.
    • There is step-free access to the standard changing room.
    • A key is not required for the standard changing room.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the standard changing room door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the standard changing room opening is 77cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Changing Facilities View
    • The dimensions of the standard changing room are 386cm x 283cm.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the standard changing room include; a changing table/bench, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • This is a male changing room.
    • The type of flooring in the changing room is vinyl.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the standard changing room.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is seating available within the changing room.
    • The seating within the changing room includes: bench seating.
    • There are lockers within the changing room.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the changing room.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • The lighting levels in the changing room are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the male standard changing room from the SSA residents entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the male standard changing room from the Wellness Centre.
    • The male standard changing room is 11m from the stairs.
    • The benches may obstruct the lower level lockers.
    • There is a medium height step into the toilet area from the changing room.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the far right of the Wellness Centre.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 83cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 214cm (4ft 7in x 7ft).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located in the female standard changing room in the Fitness Centre.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the SSA residents entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is level access to the female standard toilet facility from the SSA residents entrance.
      There is stepped access to the female standard toilet facility from the Wellness Centre.
      The female standard toilet is 11m from the stairs.
      There is a medium height step into the female standard toilet area from the female standard changing room.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the male standard changing room in the Fitness Centre.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m from the SSA residents entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is level access to the male standard toilet facility from the SSA residents entrance.
      There is stepped access to the male standard toilet facility from the Wellness Centre.
      The male standard toilet is 12m from the stairs.
      There is a medium height step into the male standard toilet area from the male standard changing room.