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Barnes Building (Sport and Exercise Zone)

Bede Campus, Durham Road, Sunderland, SR3 4AH

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Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a common room, multi-use sports hall and changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include sports pitches.
  • Comments View
    • The Barnes Building (Sport and Exercise Zone) is located to the rear of the Bede Campus.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sunderland.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sunderland.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is University.

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 back 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 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 602cm (12ft 6in x 19ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 96m (104yd 2ft) from the Accessible Entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 130m (142yd 6in) from the Accessible 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 slopes/ramps.
    • 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 have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible 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.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Entrance to the Sports Pitches)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the rear of the changing rooms from the sports pitches.

Level Change (Entrance to the Sports Pitches)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Inside Access

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

Common Room

  • There is a common room located within the Barnes Building (Sport and Exercise Zone).
  • The entrance to the common room is 1m from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access.
  • The common room entrance has a heavy, manual, single width door that is 77cm wide.
  • There is seating available, a T.V., foosball table and a pool table.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located outside the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the male changing rooms.
    • The female changing rooms are identical, although they are accessed by easy ramps.
    • The female changing rooms is 10 metres from the accessible entrance, and 12 metres from the fitness suite. .

Accessible Shower (Male)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the male standard changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical shower available within the female changing room.

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical shower available within the female changing room.

Level Change (Showers)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the showers.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • 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 tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the male standard changing room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is a male 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 178cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 10in).
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the adapted toilet in the male changing room. There is an identical toilet in the female changing room.
    • The female adapted toilet has transfer space on the right.

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.
  • The venue part of any local or national disability are initiatives.
  • Mindful Employer 01392 208833 http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ Action For Blind People 0800 915 4666 http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk RNIB 0845 766 9999 http://www.rnib.org.uk MIND 0845 766 0163 http://www.mind.org.uk/ SKILL : National Bureau for Students with Disabilities 0800 328 5050 http://www.skill.org.uk/.