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Brickfields Sports Centre

Madden Road, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4NE

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Location

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

COVID-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • 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 2 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 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 18m (20yd) 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 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) 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 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Outside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Scooters are allowed in some parts of the venue.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the gym.
  • The scooter can be used in the main foyer.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right after you enter the venue.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from 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 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Fitness Suite (Body Zone)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the 1st floor.
    • The fitness suite is 45m (49yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There are not accessible changing rooms available.

Standard Changing Room (Female )

  • The standard changing room is 34m (37yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 26m (28yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the female changing room.
    • 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.

Standard Changing Room (Male )

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 28m (31yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a fixed seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Female )

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the female changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Male )

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the male changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you face reception.
    • There is level access to the 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 260cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 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.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional adapted toilet with similar specifications on the 1st floor.

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.