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Tinside Lido Swimming Pool

Hoe Road, The Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3DE

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Level Change (Pool)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Introduction

  • Level access to the Lido is via two lifts.
  • There is an external lift located in Hoe Road which gives access to the first floor.
  • There is then access to the ground floor, where the swimming pool is located, via an internal lift.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Comments View
    • These opening times are for 24th May - 20th July.
    • Between 21st July and 7th September, opening times are 10am - 6pm daily..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • 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 Plymouth.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Level Change (Hoe Road Lift)

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

Lift (Hoe Road)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Hoe Road.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 140cm (4ft 3in 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Hoe Road lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small shop in the reception area using the same counter provision.

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.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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 medium.

Lift (Internal)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right hand side as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not 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 2 steps.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Accessible Changing Room

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adapted changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the reception.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building, on the approach to the pool.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the counter.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 200cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • These toilet facilities are available to the public even when not using the swimming pool, and when the pool is closed.
    • This is seasonal only.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from 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 at the rear of the standard changing room.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the reception.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the standard changing area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.

Additional Info

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