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Leytonstone Leisure Centre

441 Cathall Road, Leytonstone, Waltham Forest, E11 4LA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include on the Ground Floor, a sports hall, swimming pools and sauna, pool changing village, fitness suite, accessible dry changing room, male dry changing, soft play area and a teaching pool viewing area. On the First Floor, a fitness suite mezzanine, studio 1, studio 2/creche, main pool viewing gallery, accessible dry changing room and a female dry changing room.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times for the individual facilities may vary.
    • Please consult the website or contact the centre for 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 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leytonstone High Road.
  • The nearest underground station is Leyton.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the venue, accessed via Marchant Road and Lincoln Street.
    • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main 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.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are long easy slopes on the footpath from the car park to the main entrance at the front of the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, facing Cathall Road.
  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to both sides of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • There is not a sign to indicate the hearing loop.
    • The security gate entrance to the left of reception is 100cm wide.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • 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 adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • The sports hall is located on the ground floor, to the right after reception.
    • There is a soft play room for young children on the ground floor, at the far left after reception.
    • There is a deep step-over into the main play area.
    • There is a raised seating area which is also the teaching pool viewing area off the play area foyer.

Level Change (Teaching Pool Viewing Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the soft play area foyer up to the teaching pool viewing area.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Swimming Pool (Main 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 manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 6 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • There is a separate children's teaching pool with three shallow steps and handrails both sides leading into the pool (photograph 4).
    • There is also a sauna, accessed from the main poolside.

Accessible Changing Room (Pool Changing Village)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the changing village.
  • The facility is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 250cm x 240cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 10in).
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • 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 adjustable.
  • The length of the bench is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The key for the accessible changing room can be obtained from reception staff.

Accessible Toilet (Pool Changing Village)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the pool changing village, beyond the standard showers.
    • There is level access to this 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 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 225cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 190cm (6ft 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower (Pool Changing Village)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the 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; a bench seat for changing in the dry area, and an accessible toilet in the same room.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Pool Changing Village)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located ahead after the entrance barrier.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are three family-size changing cubicles with baby change benches 90cm high.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor, with additional equipment on the first floor mezzanine.
    • The fitness suite is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is safe-guarding, exercise and disability, YMCA.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes recumbent cycle, upper body cycle and free weights.
    • 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
    • There is level access to the mezzanine level using the main foyer lift.

Accessible Toilet (Dry Changing Room - Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the left of the entrance to the male standard dry changing room.
    • There is level access to this 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 220cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 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 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 is an identical accessible toilet on the first floor, to the left of the entrance to the female dry changing room.

Accessible Shower (Dry Changing Room - Ground Floor)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the ground floor accessible dry changing room.
  • 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; a fixed bench seat in the dry area and an accessible toilet in the same room.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical shower in the accessible dry changing room on the first floor.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Changing Room - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor to the right of the foyer, beyond 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.

Accessible Toilet (Soft Play Room)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, ahead as you enter the soft play facility.
    • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 240cm (8ft 10in 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 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Other Floors (Foyer)

  • 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The main stairs are to the right of the foyer after reception (photograph 1).
    • There are similar stairs to the left of the foyer next to the lift (photograph 2) and within the fitness suite to access the mezzanine level (photographs 3 and 4).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the foyer, beyond reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main 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 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Main Pool Viewing Gallery

  • Access to the main pool viewing gallery is from the first floor, to the left as you leave the lift.
  • There is space for wheelchair users to spectate at this level, but there is no standard seating at this level.
  • All standard seating is in a tiered area.
  • There are medium, marked steps with a handrail to the centre to access this area.

Level Change (First Floor - Access to Studio 1, Fitness Suite and Dry Change)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you leave the lift.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Standard Changing Room (Fitness Changing Suite - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor.
  • 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.

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 pool changing village.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the first floor standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets off the first floor corridor and within the male and female standard dry changing rooms.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located to the rear of the venue, in the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.