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Sheffield Hallam Active - Pearson Building

Sheffield Hallam University, Collegiate Campus, 27-33 Broomgrove Road, Sheffield, S10 2NA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, a gymnasium, a sports hall, a movement studio, and strength and conditioning suite.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Sheffield Hallam Active - Pearson Building is located on the Collegiate Campus, on Broomgrove Road.
    • There is a strict Permit to Park policy on all campuses. First priority for permits is given to staff and students with disabilities. Pre-booked visitor parking is available in any designated parking space at Collegiate Campus.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses are available to Ecclesall Road, at the south end of Collegiate Crescent.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Sheffield, approximately 1.6 miles from the Sheffield Hallam Active - Pearson Building.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest tram stop is University of Sheffield, approximately 1 mile from the Sheffield Hallam Active - Pearson Building.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Heart of the Campus and Pearson entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Broomgrove Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street parking is not marked into individual bays.
    • The width of the on street parking bay is 196cm.
    • There is a strict Permit to Park policy on all campuses. First priority for permits is given to staff and students with disabilities. Pre-booked visitor parking is available in any designated parking space at Collegiate Campus.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 06:30 - 21:00.

Outside Access (Heart of the Campus and Pearson Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the building, off Broomgrove Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the Heart of the Campus and Pearson Building entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to Level 1.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located ahead as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the gymnasium on Level 0.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played throughout the training areas.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The flooring in the sports hall has a very shiny finish which could cause glare issues or be perceived as slippery.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the reception area as you enter the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices on Level 3.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the centre of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 136cm x 147cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 10in).
  • There are 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are within 105cm - 122cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Gymnasium Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on Level 0, at the front right of the building, in the corridor leading to the Gymnasium.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 139cm (3ft 7in 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp to access the lift on the lower level.

Fitness Suite (Strength and Conditioning Suite)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on Level 0.
    • The fitness suite is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is university disability awareness training.
    • 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
    • There is an easy slope in the doorway caused by the change in flooring (shown in photograph 2).

Fitness Suite (Fitness Suite)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on Level 2, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The fitness suite is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 196cm (6ft 5in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is not available.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is university disability awareness training.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand bikes.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on Level 0, ahead to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Sports Hall.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 197cm x 342cm (6ft 6in x 11ft 3in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails, a drop down rail and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; a flip down seat and a fully functional emergency alarm.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on Level 0, to the front left of the building as you exit the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on Level 0, to the rear left of the building as you exit the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Shower (Accessible Changing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails on both sides.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard female and male changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The shower area is accessed by 1 deep step with no handrails.
    • Photographs 1-3 show the female showers.
    • Photographs 4-6 show the male showers.

Accessible Toilet (Level 0)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on Level 0, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is an accessible toilet on Level 2, next to the Fitness Suite. This toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 217cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are female and male toilets on Level 0.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on Level 0, to the right as you exit the main lift.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 5m from the main lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.