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Gym

Unit 1 Goodmayes Retail Park, High Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex, RM6 4HX

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Introduction

  • The fitness suite is located on the ground and first floor.

Opening Times

  • The building is open 24 hours via swipe card.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Goodmayes.
  • The nearest underground station is Newbury Park.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 450cm (11ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is free for 3 hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • The height of the intercom is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • Comments View
    • The second door lead into the gym foyer.
    • The door has a bell / buzzer that is 114cm high and an intercom that is 116cm high.
    • The bell / buzzer and intercom are not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • To gain entry to the gym you will need a pin code, which you would be given once you are a member.

Reception (Office)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the second set of main entrance doors.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground and first floor.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level three.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl, leg extension, upper body multi-station and small equipment package.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor free weights section has a medium step at a depth of 8cm to access it.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right side of the building, just left of the stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the second set of main entrance doors.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 120cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located on the ground floor to the right of the stairs.
  • The facility is 14m (15yd 11in) from the second set of main entrance doors.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 240cm x 260cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 45cm (1ft 6in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 41cm (1ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The lockers are located outside to the right of the accessible changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Female and Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.