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Southmere Boating Centre

Binsey Walk, Thamesmead, London, SE2 9TU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching areas, boat storage, changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include access to Southmere Lake.
  • Comments View
    • The centre offers sailing facilities and tuition for individuals and groups.
    • Opening hours vary with the seasons.
    • Please contact the centre for details of the activity timetable.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Thamesmead.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Abbey Wood.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 300cm x 370cm (9ft 10in x 12ft 2in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the temporary library building.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Binsey Walk.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Binsey Walk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The centre entrance is located underneath the residential block, through the wide gates.
    • The gates are held open.
    • The centre is not signposted from Binsey Walk.

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 lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Access to Lakeside)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the centre to the path around the lake and then to the lakeside.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located from the level path to the water's edge.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Changing Room

  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the right of the main area.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard showers within the male and female changing rooms.
    • There is a medium step-over into the shower area.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • From the lakeside there is a ramped slipway into the water.