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Aspire National Training Centre

Wood Lane, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4AP

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Stanmore.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Elstree & Borehamwood.
  • The nearest underground station is Stanmore.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 21:45.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:45.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:45.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:45.
  • Friday 06:00 - 21:45.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 18:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 13 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 490cm (15ft 1in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 20m (22yd) 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 dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located infront of main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 111cm (3ft 8in) wide.

Outside Access (Fitness Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the exit located to the right of the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the service.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • The fitness suite can also be accessed via the main entrance.
  • This is a staff entrance with a coded door.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • 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 hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer opposite the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 16m (17yd) from main entrance.
  • 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 139cm x 201cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The nearest table is 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dry side changing room hoist which enables wheelchair users to transfer into a pool wheelchair which can be used on the ramp.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is 3m (9ft 10in) from the fitness suite entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes upright and recumbent cycles.
    • 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 level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located left of the foyer.
  • The accessible changing room is 48m (52yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 12m (13yd) from the swimming pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 42m (46yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 450cm x 350cm (14ft 9in x 11ft 6in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails, a changing table and a manual hoist.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located next to the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • 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 19m (21yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the changing room area.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left hand side of the foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 215cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The tap type is push.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left hand side of the foyer.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left hand side of the foyer.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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 not normally on duty.