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West Denton Leisure Centre

West Denton Way, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2QZ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in West Denton.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 12:00.
  • Comments View
    • On Wednesdays the pool is only available for over 50's between 11:00 - 12:00.
    • On Wednesday the pool is available for Ladies evening only from 17:45 - 20:30.
    • On Thursday the pool is available from 18:45 - 20:30 for adults only.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance to the main building.
    • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance to the main building.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the designated bays at the front of the swimming pool and the additional parking near the college at the rear of the swimming pool.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 213cm (6ft 12in) 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 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on left as you enter the main building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-Mezzanine-1.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 199cm x 140cm (6ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-Mezzanine.
    • There are 10 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Outside Access (Foyer Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the entrance foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 181cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the foyer entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • 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.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The scooter cannot be used at poolside.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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 is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 28m (31yd) from the foyer entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the left as you enter the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph on the right shows the baby changing cubicle.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located at the rear of the changing rooms.
    • The facility is 28m (31yd) from the foyer entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • The dimensions of the facility are 470cm x 700cm (15ft 5in x 22ft 12in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 131cm (4ft 4in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the toilet and the roll in shower in the changing places room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 3m (3yd 10in) from the changing room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the adapted changing room.
    • 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 a member of staff at reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 235cm x 490cm (7ft 9in x 16ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 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.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 the right.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is equipped with a roll in shower with a fixed seat at a height of 50cm and an adjustable height shower head.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located within the unisex changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the changing room entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Information is available in alternative formats on request, this includes Braille, large print and audio.
    • The photograph shows the manual hoist at the side of the main pool.

Additional Info

  • The photographs show the height adjustable bed and the tracking hoist.
  • The photograph on the right shows the door from the changing place room to poolside.
  • It is operated by push pads.