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Academy of Sport - Sports Centre

London South Bank University, Faraday Wing, Keyworth Street, London, SE1 6NG

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • An external queuing system is in place at Perry Library if the new building capacity reaches limit. In this situation a member of staff will stop students coming into building and manage the queue externally.
  • Hand sanitisers and cleaning stations are available at building entrances, in all corridors, in offices and in classrooms.
  • The number of students in classrooms has been limited.
  • Directional signage and signage to assist with social distancing is in place.
  • Protective screens have been added to receptions and service desks.
  • Lifts are limited to one person only.
  • The NHS track and trace poster is now displayed in tenanted buildings.
  • The SafeZone app for LSBU IT account holders has been introduced.
  • University users are advised to wear face masks/coverings.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, male and female changing rooms with standard showers and toilets.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The London South Bank University Southwark Campus is located in the centre of London. The Southwark Campus is located on Borough Road (A3202) just off the A3. The Southwark Campus is within the London Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is very limited parking at the campus with no public parking being provided. A small number of Blue Badge bays may be made available if arranged in advance with security. There are some pay and display areas located on the surrounding streets of the Southwark Campus including on Borough Road.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Southwark Campus is the Borough Road stop on Southwark Bridge Road, approximately 200m from the Borough Road Building. This stop is served by the 344 route. There are additional bus stops on the A201 (London Road) approximately 500m from the Borough Road Building which are served by routes 12, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 468, N68, N89, N171.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is the Elephant and Castle Station. This station is approximately 850m from the Borough Road Building via the A201. This station is operated by the Thameslink and Southeastern services.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest underground station is the Elephant and Castle underground. This station is approximately 600m from the Borough Road Building via the A201. This station is operated by the Bakerloo and Northern Line Services.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Keyworth Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated when entering.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on either side of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception

  • Building Reception is located ahead as you enter.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The security barriers on the right of the reception are 50cm wide, there is a widened gate 100cm which is operated by the reception.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the front right of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bay was obstructed by debris at the time of the survey.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the basement level of the Joseph Lancaster building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open between the lift and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an intercom which can grant access through the reception on the Faraday Wing.
    • To get to the Sports Centre through the Faraday Wing entrance, take the lift to the first or second floor then follow the green route to Joseph Lancaster House. Take lift No.14 to the ground floor. The Sports Centre is located on the right as you exit.

Reception

  • Main reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • 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 not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is Within the department.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes Chest Press, Shoulder Press, Seated Row and Upper Body Ergometer.
    • 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
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users are shown from photos 3 to 8.

Level Change (Male Toilets to Showers)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway leading from the toilets to the showers.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter, past reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the male changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to the showers is through the entrance to the male changing rooms, to the right past reception.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to right after the first set of double doors.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the female changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Female)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female standard toilets.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a female toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 155cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is not a wash basin.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located within the male changing room.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the fitness suite.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located at the end of the corridor on the right.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.