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Hive Fitness Centre

The Hive, Camrose Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, HA8 6AG

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Introduction

Covid-19 Information

  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Customer toilets are available.

Opening Times (Fitness Centre)

  • Monday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 00:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Mill Hill Broadway.
  • The nearest underground station is Canons Park.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located behind the South Stand.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 490cm x 610cm (16ft 1in x 20ft).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 71m (77yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (East Stand Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the stand.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (Changing Rooms Entrance I-N)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the East Stand.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Eating and Drinking (The Pecking Order Bar - East Stand)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the gym.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediatly beyond the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible 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 110cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • 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 left leaf of the entrance door can be opened giving an access width of 176cm.

Conference Rooms & Banqueting Hall

  • A large banqueting hall is available for hire on the ground floor.
  • A selection of conference/meeting rooms overlooking the pitch are available for hire on the first floor.

Accessible Changing Room (Male)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located within the standard changing room.
  • There is an identical facility in the female changing room.
  • The facility is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 247cm x 349cm (8ft 1in x 11ft 5in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The top two photographs show the male changing room. The third and fourth photographs show the female changing rooms.
    • The changing rooms are the same in size and layout.

Accessible Shower (Outdoor Pitches)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing room.
  • 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).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rails either side.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Fitness Suite)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (2yd 7in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • 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 medium step.

Standard Changing Room (Pitches)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located under the East Stand.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Fitness Suite)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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 1.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of staff at The Hive who are BSL interpreter trained to level 1.