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Blenheim Centre, Prince Regent Road, Hounslow, Middlesex, TW3 1NL

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Hounslow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Hounslow.
  • The nearest underground station is Hounslow Central.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 320cm x 477cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 56m (61yd 9in) from the car park 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a free parking scheme available for Shopmobility members.
    • Please check at Shopmobility reception for details.

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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in) wide.

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 front of the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 154cm (4ft 6in x 5ft 1in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Gym Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the lift on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The door requires a key code. There is a turnstile door next to the automatic door.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the gym entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 8m (26ft 3in) from the gym entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (20yd) from the gym entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the reception, in the adapted changing room.
    • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 241cm x 247cm (7ft 11in x 8ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 a flush on the transfer side.
    • 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 both sides.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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 cannot 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located opposite the reception.
  • The accessible changing room is 18m (20yd) from the gym entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room is 15m (16yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 241cm x 247cm (7ft 11in x 8ft 1in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available are dropdown rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the gym entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located opposite the reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

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

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.