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Wisewood Sports Centre

75 Laird Road, Wisewood, Sheffield, S6 4BS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The venue runs inclusive sessions for people with physical and learning disabilities.
    • Contact the venue for details.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Hillsborough.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 159cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 80cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • The lowest function on the touchscreen is 102cm, the highest is 162cm.
    • Hot drinks are sold at reception.
    • The height of the tables in reception is 72cm.
    • Chairs without armrests are available.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the lowest lockers in the corridor are 31cm, the highest is 208cm.

Fitness Suite (Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The fitness suite is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level one.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl, leg extension, upper body multi-station and small equipment package.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The card swipe to enter the gym is 120cm high.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the main corridor.
  • The facility is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 306cm x 216cm (10ft x 7ft 1in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 230cm (7ft 7in).
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • 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
    • The shower also has drop down rails.
    • The height of the baby change is 98cm.

Standard Changing Room (Members Only - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the gym.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The entry swipe card height is 120cm.
    • The height of the lowest locker is 49cm, the highest is 170cm.
    • There is a similar female standard changing room adjacent for non-members.
    • There are similar male standard changing rooms adjacent for members and non-members.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard toilets in the female and male standard changing rooms (photographs 5 and 6).

Multi-Purpose Pitches

  • These pitches are located in the car park area.
  • The surface of the pitches is artificial grass.
  • The pitches are used for various sports including walking football and walking netball.

Additional Info

  • 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 grassy areas around the venue.