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Bridge Leisure Centre

Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, Lewisham, London, SE26 5AQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a gym, a dance studio, a swimming pool, a sauna and sports halls. There is a bowling centre in a separate facility.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sydenham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lower Sydenham.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 410cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the main accessible entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 243cm (7ft 12in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the front 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 type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 138cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Cafe Bar)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is drinks and snacks.

Swimming Pool (Main Pool)

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not 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.
  • The ladder does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small pool that has 4 medium steps, with handrails on both sides.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located near to the standard changing rooms.
  • The accessible changing room is 50m (55yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 30m (33yd) from the swimming pool.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet lobby.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 196cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 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 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.
    • Accessible toilets are also available in the swimming pool area.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby change facilities in the swimming pool area.