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Crown Pools

Crown Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3JA

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Ipswich.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ipswich.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:15 - 20:45.
  • Tuesday 07:15 - 20:45.
  • Wednesday 07:15 - 20:45.
  • Thursday 07:15 - 20:45.
  • Friday 07:15 - 20:45.
  • Saturday 07:45 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 07:45 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is William Street.
    • The car park is located next to the venue.
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 270cm x 525cm (8ft 10in x 17ft 3in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in William Street.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • 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 front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.

Outside Access (William Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (William Street)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the 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 in some parts the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

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 level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 26m (28yd 17in) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 143cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There are not 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd) from the 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 heavy.
    • The opening is 71cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible door can only be opened from the inside. .

Lift (Fitness Suite)

  • The lift is located as you enter the fitness suite.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from fitness suite entrance.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is located just within the accessible entrance to the fitness suite.
    • The lift gives access to the upper level of the fitness suite.

Swimming Pool (Leisure Pool)

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Level Change (Leisure Pool)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you exit the changing area.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are not steps to access this area / service.

Swimming Pool (Competition Pool)

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

Level Change (Competition Pool)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you exit the changing area.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are not steps to access this area / service.

Accessible Toilet (Changing Area)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 38m (41yd 21in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located ahead and to the right as you enter the changing area.
    • 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 82cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 218cm (4ft x 7ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 80cm (2ft).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 (19in).
    • 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 3").
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Area)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located right as you enter the changing area then left.
    • The female toilets are 38m (41yd 21in) from the main entrance.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located left as you enter the changing area then left.
    • The male toilets are 48m (52yd 19in) from the main entrance.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are also available in the standard toilets.
    • Standard toilets are also available on the first floor on the right as you exit the lift.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the left as you enter the changing area.
  • The facility is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 235cm x 190cm (7ft 9in x 6ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are also available in the standard toilets.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the left as you pass reception.
    • The facility is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 340cm x 270cm (11ft x 8ft).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 190cm (6ft).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 250cm (8ft).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the left.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the changing place.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are An adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (19in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 26m (28yd 17in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd 15in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 11m (12yd 1in) from the pool side.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left as you pass reception.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the changing area.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.