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Swimming Pool

Leeds Becket University, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS

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Covid-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • Owing to social distancing measures employed across campus, it has been necessary to designate the 'accessible entrance' as an ENTRANCE ONLY and the 'main entrance' as an EXIT ONLY. This is to support a one way system in the building.

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include swimming pool, changing room and a viewing platform.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user .
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite the Sports Arena Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located at the bottom of the stairs which lead down to the building entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the building.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does bypass the ramp.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads straight to the swimming pool. This is a way to access the pool step-free.
    • This entrance also has the same level changes as the main entrance.

Lift (Main/Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside the entrances to the building, before the stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the swimming pool.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • This step is shown in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the swimming pool.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps are shown in photograph 2.
    • There are not 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 no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the entrance from the changing room to the swimming pool.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the main walk-ways through the building, accessing the 2 main facilities within the building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the changing room, in the corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Viewing Platform

  • There is a viewing platform which can only be accessed by the stairs.
  • The viewing platform gives a greater view of the swimming pool whilst watching an event.
  • There are standard chairs which can be moved to create more spaces.
  • The seating is staggered and there are no handrails on the steps.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the hoist which is kept in storage unless requested.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located just inside the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the changing room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 8m 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.