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Centre for Sports and Exercise

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, 46 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ

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Introduction

  • -2 - Free Weights Vaults -1 - Performance Gym, Sports Hall, Archery and Rifle Range Ground Floor - My Gym, FASIC, Access to Circuit Gym - Salle, Access to Trust Upper Hall, Cardiovascular Gym, Eric Liddell Gym, Squash Courts, Access to the Tower - The Rock, Reception and Exit First Floor - Studio, Velocity, Second Floor - Circuited Gym, Salle, Boxing Base and Combat Zone.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:30.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • There are a number of university buildings located along Pleasence and the surrounding streets. Pleasence is located on the south east side of the city centre. There are various possible routes to Pleasance from the A1, A90 and The City of Edinburgh Bypass.
    • There are two university car parks available along Pleasence and one also available off Drummond Street. There is also St Johns Hill public car park available off Viewcraig Gardens.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest available bus stop is located on Holyrood Road and serves the number 6 bus route. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to each bus stop let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.
  • By Train View
    • The university buildings along Pleasance are located approximately 0.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (The Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym (Front))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym, Pleasance 48 and Pleasance 60.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope between the car park and the other Pleasance Buildings.

Site/Campus Car Park (The Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym (Side))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the side of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym, Pleasance 48 and Pleasance 60.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 370cm (12ft 2in).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 460cm (15ft 9in x 15ft 1in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Pleasance Sports Complex and Gym.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the the floor -1 entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The blue badge bay within this car park is for access to the floor -1 entrance only. The route from this car park to the main entrance is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • 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 7 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Floor -1 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • Those wishing to use this entrance will need to contact the venue prior to visiting.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to the right 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 60cm wide security gate as well as two wider 90cm security gates located to the right as you face the reception (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Getting Around (Ground Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the Eric Lindell gym, cardio gym and the female 1 changing rooms.
    • This can be seen in photograph 1. This ramp is located along the corridor at the front of the building, ahead as you enter through the reception security gates.
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the Eric Lindell Gym, Cardio Gym and My Gym.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2. This ramp is located to the left hand side of the building off the concourse. There is an additional easy ramp with no handrails located to the left as you exit the ramp described above (as shown in photograph 3). Access to My Gym is via both ramps.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the male 3 changing rooms, male standard toilets and the Trust Upper Hall.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the male 2 changing rooms and FASIC facilities.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp can be seen in photographs 4 & 5. This ramp is located along the corridor at the right hand side of the building. This corridor is adjacent to the corridor at the front of the building. The stairs are located at the far right hand side of the building, off the right hand side corridor, and lead to a ground floor mezzanine level. There is no ramped or lift access to this mezzanine level.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the reception area, concourse and fitness suites.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor consists of 3 interconnected corridors and a concourse that form a rough square.
    • The Eric Liddell and Cardio Gyms are located in the centre of the square, with all other ground floor facilities being located off the corridors.

Getting Around (Ground Floor Steps)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Climbing Wall.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to additional clinics in the FASIC area.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to FASIC Offices.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3.

Lift (Climbing wall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of the Climbing wall.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 124cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite (Eric Liddell and Cardio Gyms (Ground Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the centre of the building on the ground floor.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • Eric Liddel and Cardio Gyms.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes multi gyms.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are a total of 4 entrances leading into the gyms.
    • Two of these entrances, one located off the concourse and one located off the changing rooms corridor, are accessed via ramps.
    • There is level access at the entrance doors, however corridor ramps (referred to in the "Ground Floor Getting Around" section) must be used to reach them.

Fitness Suite (Weight Room and FW Olympic Gym (Ground Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located off the concourse.
    • The fitness suite is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes squat racks.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The Weight Room and FW Olympic Gym is located off the corridor at the left hand side of the building.
    • The lifting platforms are elevated and therefore there is not level access to all equipment.

Fitness Suite (My Gym (Ground Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the building.
    • The fitness suite is 85m (92yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • 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.

Accessible Changing Room (Accessible & Gender Neutral Toilet and Changing)

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Eric Liddell Gym.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 267cm x 216cm (8ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a chair/stool, handrails, a dropdown rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; lockers and shower curtain.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The sliding door is push button controlled. It is locked by a separate switch.
    • There are two changing and toilet cubicles with opposite handed transfer.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible & Gender Neutral Toilet and Changing)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter in the corridor to changing rooms M1 and F1 in the accessible & gender neutral toilet and changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding (automatically).
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 218cm x 267cm (7ft 2in x 8ft 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 159cm (5ft 3in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The sliding door has a push pad to open and close, and a separate switch to lock the door.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the adjacent Accessible & Gender Neutral Toilet and Changing room but with right hand transfer.

Accessible Shower (Accessible & Gender Neutral Toilet and Changing)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 38cm (1ft 3in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The door has a push pad to open and close, and a separate switch to lock the door.
    • There is a similar accessible shower in the adjacent Accessible & Gender Neutral Toilet and Changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Male Changing Rooms (M1))

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in front of you on passing the reception barriers.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Eric Liddell Gym.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Changing room M2 is at the rear of the Eric Liddell Gym located near to the FASIC Reception. This also has a sauna.
    • Changing room M3 is on the first floor by the Katherine Grainger Rowing Centre.

Standard Changing Room (Female Changing Rooms (F1))

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor to the right as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Eric Liddell Gym.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a second female changing room F2 on the first level. This has a sauna facility.

Reception (Climbing Wall (Ground Floor)

  • The Climbing Wall Reception is located in front of you when you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Rock Climbing Lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • 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 staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Climbing Wall)

  • Monday 12:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 12:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 18:30.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:30.

Reception (FASIC Reception (Ground Floor)

  • The FASIC Reception is located to the right of the building.
  • The desk is 61m (66yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped 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 staffed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 55m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a set of steps from -1, -2 which can be seen in photograph 2. There is a set of steps to the rear left of the building from floors -1, G, 1. Which can be seen in photogrpah 3. There is a set of stairs to the front right of the building that leads to an female changing room 2, Circuit Gym and the Salle Room. This can be seen in photograph 4. There is a set of stairs to the rear left of the building that goes from floors -1, G, 1. There is a staircase located to your left passed the reception barriers which access a Female Changing room 2 and Members Lockers only. This can be seen in photograph 5. There is also set of steps from floors 1, 2 which are then followed by a second set of stairs from the second floor to the upper area of the second floor which can be seen in photographs 6 & 7. These provide access to the Boxing Base and Combat Zone Facilities. There is a staircase at the right rear of the building past the FASIC reception which gives access to the Dame Katherine Grainger rowing gym, serving floors G, 1 as seen in photograph 8.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Boxing Base, Combat Zone, Circuit Gym and the Salle Room.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building near my gym.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1 - G - 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 156cm x 140cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Basement Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located down the corridor to your left on exiting the lift on floor -1.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1 - G - 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around (First Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to Velocity, and the Katherine Granger Rowing Gym.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are five steps in total to access these areas. The first four have a handrail on the left and are shown in photograph 1. The last step has no handrails and it shown in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Velocity.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. It is first necessary to overcome the first level change described above to reach from the lift.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The studio is the only facility with step free access on the first floor. It can be seen in photograph 4.

Fitness Suite (Katherine Grainger Rowing gym (First Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to your right when you exit the main lift on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Lift 1.
    • There is not step free 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 some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

Fitness Suite (Velocity (First Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to your right on exiting the main lift on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main lift.
    • 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 permanently held open.
    • The opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There are two medium steps leading to the speakers area at the front of the fitness suite.

Fitness Suite (Circuit Gym (Second Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the second floor via the staircase to the front right of the building only.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the stairs.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

Getting Around (-1 & -2)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the basement floor.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Performance Gym.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the Performance Gym.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • These level changes can be seen in photographs 1, 2 & 3.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Archery Range and Rifle Range.
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the weights (which are in the FW Vaults Fitness Suite).
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There are two such ramps. These can be seen in photographs 5 & 6.

Fitness Suite (Performance Gym (-1 Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the bottom of the ramp to your right on exiting the lift on floor -1.
    • The fitness suite is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some 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.

Fitness Suite (FW Vaults (-2 Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to your right when you exit the lift.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the basement 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 single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Toilet (FASIC) (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located near the FASIC Reception.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 376cm (5ft x 12ft 4in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 bright.

Accessible Toilet (-1)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located through the sports hall from the lift on floor -1.
    • There is not level access to this 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 320cm x 250cm (10ft 6in x 8ft 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 the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 194cm (6ft 4in).
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a flush 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 fully functional.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is peninsular with a smaller transfer space to the right.
    • The sink in the cubicle is a swing basin.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are gender neutral toilets on the 1st floor by the circuit gym.
    • There are There are standard male and female toilets in each of the standard changing rooms.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located through the sports hall on floor -1.
    • 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 35m from the main lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail to the left of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.