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Sports Centre

73 Hertford Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN3 5HA

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner or Google maps to plan your journey. If you are using Google maps, please use the postcode EN3 5AL for access to the main 73 Hertford Road entrance.
      The Enfield Centre is located off Hertford Road (A1010), on the east side of Enfield.
    • Staff and visitor parking is available on site, accessed off the Hertford Road (A1010).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus stop EE is located outside the college and bus stop EJ is located opposite the college, both on the Hertford Road. These are served by routes 121, 279, 307 and N279.
  • By Train View
    • Southbury Overground station is approximately 800m/0.5 miles (a 10 minute walk) from the main entrance. To get to the Enfield Centre from the station turn right when you exit, and walk along Southbury Road, past the Tesco. At the main crossroads, turn left onto Ponders End. Continue northwards along this road, which becomes Hertford Road. The College will be on the right.
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Building Parking (Sports Centre)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the side 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 available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 324cm x 638cm (10ft 8in x 20ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The car park is located at the front of Enfield Building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Route to the Sports Centre from the Sports Centre Car Park

  • From the Blue Badge parking bays in the car park cross the car park to the dropped kerb.
  • Go up the dropped kerb onto the block paving.
  • Proceed straight ahead until you reach the Sports Centre and the entrance is to the left.
  • The Blue Badge parking bays are approximately 20m from the Sports Centre entrance.

Route to the Sports Centre from the Main Entrance

  • The Sports Centre is located at the rear of the site and has dedicated Blue Badge parking.
  • Access to the Sports Centre from the main entrance is via the courtyard, the Hub, the Cafe and an external footpath.
  • The distance from the main entrance to the Sports Centre is approximately 255m.
  • After entering the college via the main entrance proceed through the security barriers.
  • Exit the reception link building via the automatic doors into the courtyard.
  • Proceed straight ahead down the slope towards the rear of the courtyard.
  • When you reach the canopy turn right and go through The Hub entrance.
  • Turn immediately left and go down the very slight slope to the cafe entrance.
  • Go through the cafe entrance and bear right around the pillar.
  • Take the first right turn through open double doors.
  • After the doorway turn left and follow the ramp down to the LRC entrance.
  • Turn right past the LRC entrance and then immediately left and exit the building via the push pad activated doors.
  • Bear left and follow the footpath right and then left around the brick workshop building, past the garden area to the right.
  • Just past the brick workshop building turn left and go up the dropped kerb onto the pavement.
  • Follow the pavement around the outside of the building as it turns to the right and then the left.
  • Proceed straight ahead along the pavement until you reach the Sports Centre entrance on the left.

Outside Access (Sports Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).

Reception

  • The main reception is located straight ahead as you enter.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 play background music.
    • Music is played within the gym.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor.
    • The fitness suite is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Sports Centre entrance.
    • There is 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 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • IFI accredited equipment is not available.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • 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.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are available.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is male.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 248cm x 247cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 1in).
    • The bathroom has a non-slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 121cm (3ft 12in) high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin height is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 181cm (5ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 177cm (5ft 10in).
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The flip-down or fixed seat height is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the toilet seat is 45cm.
    • There is a similar toilet with transfer space on the left, next to the surveyed bathroom. This is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Accessible Toilet (Changing Rooms)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the male changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 236cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 9in).
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 46cm (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).
  • 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)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the standard changing room.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the 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.
  • Comments View
    • The female standard toilet is located within the female changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right off the main corridor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Sport Centre Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Fitness Suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Female standard changing rooms are located opposite the male standard changing room.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the male changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.