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Newham Leisure Centre

281 Prince Regent Lane, Newham, London, E13 8SD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a creche, swimming pool, gym, sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, sauna and spa.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the multisports centre (indoor running track/ ball courts) running track, athletic area, football, 3 artificial 5-a -side courts.
  • Comments View
    • Please contact the venue for details of the opening times for each facility.
    • The venue holds some female-only sessions in the pool, group exercise classes and the first floor of the gym.
    • Access to the facilities in the grounds is through the main building.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • This venue is situated in Plaistow/ North Beckton.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is West Ham.
  • The nearest underground station is Upton / Canning Town.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 375cm x 500cm (12ft 4in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) 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 block paving.
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There self service computers and units that allow customers to sign up, book classes or purchase a day pass.
    • There are security barriers that are opened with a swipe card that are given to members.
    • The security barriers have a width of 90cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 4 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Changing Room (Pool Changing Rooms)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located within the wet side changn rooms.
  • There is an identical facility in the female changing room.
  • The facility is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 300cm x 210cm (9ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
  • There is not a sink.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is not a wheel in shower.

Accessible Shower (Pool Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the pool accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet in the same room.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female accessible showers and toilets.
    • One is within the standard toilets at the entrance to the changing rooms.
    • There is a second similar facility within the changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (Pool Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the changing room standard toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • There are separate female and male accessible toilets.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 195cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 56cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 130cm (4ft 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible toilets within the pool changing rooms.
    • There is also an accessible toilet on the first floor 7m from the lift.
    • The transfer space is on the right.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located from the corridor to the left of reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 in the corridor to the left from reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 135cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not 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 ground and first floors.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd 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 away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance to the gym is from the first floor.
    • There is a shallow step up to the cardio area.
    • The ground floor access door has a short moderate slope after it into the gym.

Other Floors (Fitness Suite Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1 in fitness suite.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • These spiral stairs can be bypassed using the lift.
    • Customers with mobility difficulties can use the staff door from reception direct to the ground floor gym area.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Changing)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Studio 1.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the male and female pool changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the male and female pool changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets in the first floor dry changing rooms (picture 3).

Outside Access (Access to Track and Multisports Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the main corridor to outside areas and the multisports centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).

Level Change (Access to Track and Multisports Centre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located after the doors.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Multisports Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from within the grounds.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The multisports hall is shared with the adjacent school.
    • It is available to other users outside school hours.

Accessible Toilet (Multisports Centre Accessible Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the multisports centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the main walkway.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 reception.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 280cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 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 200cm (6ft 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are three accessible toilets in the multisports centre.
    • Two have the transfer space to the left.
    • The furthest has a right hand transfer.

Accessible Shower (Multisports Centre Accessible Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located with two of the accessible toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available are accessible toilet, flip down seat in dry area, locker, hair dryer.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • Comments View
    • The running track is accessed through the main building.
    • The all-weather pitches are in front of the main building, to the right of the drive.
    • There is level access into these pitches by a 140cm wide door.