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Purley Leisure Centre

50 High Street, Purley, Surrey, CR8 2AA

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Purley.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Purley.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located along Whitecliff Road South.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 180cm x 350cm (5ft 11in x 11ft 6in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located along Purley High Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G -1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are all standard facilities.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 120cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can only be used to access the adapted facilities.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor opposite reception.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Free Weights)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the facilities.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • The accessible changing room is 3m (9ft 10in) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the swimming pool.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 200cm x 300cm (6ft 7in x 9ft 10in).
  • Other facilities available are large lockers.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (9ft 10in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the adapted changing room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 300cm x 180cm (9ft 10in x 5ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the stairs.
  • The standard changing room is 9m (29ft 6in) from the Swimming Pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep, unmarked step without handrails leading from the changing rooms to the facilities.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep, unmarked step with no handrails leading into the showers.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the stairs.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the female standard changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep unmarked step with no handrails leading into the showers.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).