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Robert Lowe Sports Centre

St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a sports hall, fitness suite and squash courts.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is located within the St George's Hospital Site in Tooting, just off the A24, which joins the A3 and South Circular at Clapham with junction 9 of the M25. At Tooting Broadway, turn onto Garrett Land (A217) towards Wandsworth, then turn left onto Fountain Lane.
      St George’s is not located in the Congestion Charge zone.
    • The university does not have public car parking spaces. There is a limited amount of pay-and-display parking in the area.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several bus stops located directly outside the hospital site, and more on Tooting Broadway. Please see the University Website How To Get Here page for more details on the bus routes to the hospital.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Tooting, served by Southern and Thameslink trains. It is just under a mile from the site, but can be accessed by taking bus 264 or 280 from the station to the Crammer Terrace stop, approximately 300 metres from the site.
      Earlsfield Station, served by South West Trains, is approximately 1.5 miles to the north of the site. From there take bus 270 to Wimbledon Road (Stop SJ), and then take bus G1 to the Hospital site.
  • By Underground View
    • Tooting Broadway station, on the Northern Line, is approximately half a mile from the University main entrance. Bus G1 can be caught from just outside the station to the University main entrance.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • 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 not available.
    • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are Blue Badge bays in front of the building to the left of the Sports Centre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The Sports Centre reception is located on the left hand side as you enter.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the sports hall.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the rear corridor, leading to the fitness suite.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This step can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the building, to the left of the corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located on the right hand side of the rear corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the viewing area for the squash courts and fitness suite and additional rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Male Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right hand side of the main corridor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The female changing rooms are located to the right hand side of these ones.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the standard changing rooms.
    • There is a female 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 18m from the main entrance.
    • 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.