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Elite Sports Centre

Oak Avenue, Old Arley, North Warwickshire, CV7 8FN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a sports hall, spin studio, and a fitness suite.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include football pitches and a multi-use court.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bermuda Park.

Opening Times (Sports Centre)

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 355cm x 500cm (11ft 8in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 24m (26yd 9in) 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 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
    • Parking is free for up to three hours for sports centre users only.
    • At the time of survey (July 2019) 1 of the Blue Badge bay has a storage unit on it.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance as you approach from the car park.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Level Change (Oak Avenue to Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance, leading from Oak Avenue.
  • There is/are 9 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception, fitness suite, fortune zone and in the sports hall during some classes.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are double heavy doors to access the sports hall.
    • These doors open towards you (pull) and have an opening width of 160cm.
    • There is an upstairs gallery which leads to the standard toilets and changing rooms.

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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the standard changing rooms and the standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There is another set of steps from the fortune zone to the first floor.

Level Change (Fortune Zone)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the gym/fitness area leading to the fortune zone.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right of the building, beyond reception.
    • The fitness suite is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are light.
    • The opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Staff will provide assistance if required.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located on the ground floor, along the corridor to the right as you enter the building.
  • The facility is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 208cm x 224cm (6ft 10in x 7ft 4in).
  • 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).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 55cm (1ft 10in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a changing bench.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
  • The length of the bench is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • Dropdown rails are also available for the shower.
    • There is a baby change unit within the accessible changing room.
    • The height of the baby change when extended is 91cm.
    • The transfer space is blocked by a bin and changing bench.
    • The light switch is at a height of 54cm.
    • The sink is at a height of 75cm.
    • The toilet roll is at a height of 94cm.
    • The soap dispenser is at a height of 102cm.
    • The hand dryer is at a height of 105cm.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the top of the stairs.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the squash court.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, along the corridor to the right as you exit the stairs.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via 2 deep steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar male changing room in the same location as shown in photographs 4-6.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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 on the grass areas in the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.