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Wavelengths Leisure Centre

Giffin Street, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a health suite with sauna and steam rooms, leisure pool, 25m pool, fitness suite, spin studio, studio 1, a cafe, studio 3 and a soft play room.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times may vary for the different facilities.
    • Please see the centre website for full details.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Deptford.
  • The nearest underground station is Canada Water.
  • The nearest DLR station is Greenwich.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Giffin Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) 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 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy slope between the first and second set of doors.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers to the left and right after reception.
    • The wide barriers are 90cm.

Inside Access

  • There is not 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 not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the foyer and fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are fixed hearing loops in the studios.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show studio 3 and the soft play area on the first floor.
    • There are tables and chairs for adults in the soft play room.
    • The chairs do not have armrests.

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 levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the corridor, to the right after reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Rhubarb and Custard Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • 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.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot & cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is open the same hours as the leisure centre.
    • There are also drink and snack vending machines in the foyer near the cafe.
    • The cold drinks machine has controls within 120cm of the floor.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right after reception.
    • The fitness suite is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 175cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is GP referral training.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand bike, recumbent bike, treadmill with step and cable crossover machine.
    • 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
    • Studios 1 and 2 open off the fitness suite.
    • Studio 1 is a multi-purpose room, used for group exercise classes.
    • Studio 2 is equipped with spin cycles.

Accessible Shower (Dry Changing)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilets in the male and female dry changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • Other facilities available are accessible toilet and baby changing.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The dry changing areas are used for the studios and health suite as well as the fitness studio.

Accessible Toilet (Dry Changing)

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the male and female dry changing areas.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There are separate male and female accessible toilets.
    • 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 weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 250cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • 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 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not 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 is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the dry changing room accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The toilet described is the female accessible toilet.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Changing)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the right of reception.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female standard changing rooms.
    • There are communal areas and cubicles.
    • There are lockers at all heights.

Standard Shower (Dry Changing)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing areas.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard showers within the health suite.

Swimming Pool

  • There is a 25m main pool and a separate leisure pool which has a wave machine and slides.
  • There are separate male and female changing areas linked to the main pool.
  • From reception there is level access to the main pool and its changing areas.
  • This pool has ladder access into the water.
  • The ladders have handrails to both sides.
  • There is a manual hoist which fixes to the poolside of this pool.
  • There is a viewing area with fixed, flip-down seating.
  • The leisure pool has its own unisex changing village.
  • From reception there is ramped access to the the leisure pool and its changing village.
  • The leisure pool has ramped access into the water (picture 2).
  • There is a viewing area with tables and chairs which overlooks this pool.
  • There are two wet-side chairs which can be used in either pool.

Level Change (Access to Leisure Pool and Changing Village)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a further moderate ramp from the changing village to the poolside (photograph 3).

Accessible Shower (Leisure Pool)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the leisure pool accessible toilet/ shower room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • Other facilities available are accessible toilet and chair.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet / shower room next to the main pool.
    • This has dual access from the corridor and the pool side.
    • A Radar key is required for the main pool accessible changing room.
    • The key is available from staff.
    • This room was closed for repairs at the time of our visit (December 2014).

Accessible Toilet (Leisure Pool Accessible Shower Room)

  • 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 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the leisure pool changing village.
    • There is not 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 260cm x 240cm (8ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 48cm (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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the leisure pool accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Changing Room (Pool Changing)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the the pool sides.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the leisure pool changing village and near the main pool.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the main pool changing, 25m from the main entrance.
    • There are separate male and female changing rooms (photograph 1) and two group changing rooms.
    • There is ramped access to the leisure pool changing village, 50m from the main entrance.
    • The changing village has unisex cubicles and some larger, family size changing rooms (photographs 2 and 3).
    • The family changing rooms have baby changing benches at 90cm high.

Standard Shower (Pool Changing)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the changing areas for the main and leisure pools.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to poolside from the main pool showers.
    • There is ramped access to poolside from the leisure pool showers.

Accessible Toilet (Foyer)

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of reception, in the cafe area.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 200cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not 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 is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the foyer accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet on the first floor, 4m from the lift.
    • This is close to the soft play and studio 3.
    • This was closed for repairs at the time of our visit (December 2014).
    • There is also a unisex accessible toilet in the leisure pool viewing area.
    • This toilet does not have adequate transfer or turning space for a wheelchair user.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.