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Hillsborough Sports

The Sheffield College, Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, S6 2ET

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Introduction

Opening Times (Fitness Suite)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Hillsborough College.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sheffield.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front right of the building.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 490cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 55m (60yd 5in) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is by permit only.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 197cm (6ft 6in).
  • 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 197cm (6ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a barrier beyond the reception which gives access to the rest of the venue.
    • The barrier is 96cm wide and is shown in photograph 5.

Outside Access (Sports Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Hillsborough College building, at the rear right.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Entrance (TSC Sports Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the sports hall entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Reception (TSC Sports Reception)

  • TSC Sports Reception is located on the right as you enter the TSC Sports Reception entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the TSC Sports Reception entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Seating is available in the reception.
    • Some of the seating has armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the left hand side of the corridor, just before the sports hall entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 3m (3yd 10in) from the sports hall entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • 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.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor, just before the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • Other facilities available include; a ceiling tracking hoist.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The flip down seat is height adjustable.
    • The controls can be moved horizontally.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the sports hall entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the sports area entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 310cm (7ft 10in x 10ft 2in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not 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 female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The key to access this is a swipe card.
    • The transfer space is 148cm to the left and 60cm to the right.
    • The sink is height adjustable.
    • The sink can be moved vertically.
    • There is a ceiling tracking hoist covering all areas of the room.
    • The hoist is attached by hook and loop.
    • There is a vertical rotunda located in this room.

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 2.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.