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Sports Complex

Blossomfield Campus, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 1SB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Staff are located at the entrances.
  • Additional entrances and exits are currently in place for students to assist with social distancing.
  • Visitors to the college will still use the main entrance and exit points.
  • Some of the additional entrance and exit points may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Please phone in advance for more information.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, in each classrooms and in corridors.
  • There may be restrictions on the number of people allowed into shared services at any one time.
  • People are advised to keep left in corridors and to keep moving to their destination and not congregate in corridors.
  • Signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering, keep left in corridors and to regularly wash / sanitise hands.
  • Floor signs are in place at the main reception desks.
  • All counters now have protective screens.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • Track and Trace is in use for the Hair & Beauty Salons through the NHS COVID APP.
  • Many of the social areas within the college are closed to prevent student bubbles from mixing.
  • Staggered break and lunch times are in place to assist with social distancing in refectories.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite and sports hall.
  • Comments View
    • The Sports Complex is located in an external building to the side of the Management Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Blossomfield Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Solihull.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right when facing the building.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The glazed barriers are opened remotely by the reception staff.
    • There is a 98cm clear width through the barrier.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some parts of the building.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Main Corridor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the main corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located ahead on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 410kg.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 150cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is Disability Awareness Training.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Standard Changing Room (Female Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you pass reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar male changing room in the same position situated on the left.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • 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 within the standard changing rooms.
  • 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 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from Main Reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 122cm from the floor.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There is Braille and Tactile signage throughout the college.
    • Documents including student policies and statements can be also be requested in symbol, on audio tapes and on computer disk.
    • There is a Braille Reader available for students on request.
    • There are 24 members of staff trained at BSL Level 1, 1 member of staff trained at level 2, and 1 member of staff trained at level 3.
    • Throughout the college there are computers which have visual software available.
    • There are fire alarm alerters for people with hearing impairments available at reception.
    • There is a mobile hoist with a hook and loop attachment available on request.
    • There is a Minicom number available: 0121 678 7005.