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Fitness First

Ulleries Road, Off Hobs Moat Road, Sheldon, Solihull, B92 8DS

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Sheldon.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Olton.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 360cm (15ft 1in x 11ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 15m (16yd 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the corner of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are light.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are doors on either side of this corner from the car park.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located over both floors.
    • The fitness suite is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes weight lifting equipment.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up then down to the right of the venue.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the left beside the creche.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrace.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available on request.
  • The type of food served here is self service protein snacks, energy and hot drinks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the venue, opposite to the staircase.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 150cm (3ft 1in 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 14m (15yd 11in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 3m (3yd 10in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 60cm (1ft 12in).
  • Other facilities available are accessible toilet and lockers.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the building, beyond the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 250cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet is also used as a changing facility with a wheel-in shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.