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Sugden Sports Centre

The University of Manchester, 114 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL

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Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Manchester Piccadilly.
  • There is a bus 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 at the front 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 are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 295cm x 410cm (9ft 8in x 13ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a single, heavy door which you pull towards you and is 90 cm in width located on the left of the revolving doors. At the time of revisit the singe doors at the side were out of use because of wind damage in a storm.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 100cm wide accessible gate which can be used to overcome the turnstiles.

Other Floors (Main Reception)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These details are for the stairs behind the reception desk.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Main Corridor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located along the main corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Level Change (Hall)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the hall.
  • 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 steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the hall.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Squash Courts and Power Room)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the facilities.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the building.
    • There is 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 150cm (4ft) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights, hand bikes and cable cross over.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Fitness Suite)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These details are for the stairs in the fitness suite which lead up to the activity rooms and the viewing balcony for the sports hall on the right side of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within the fitness suite.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 120m (131yd 9in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 131cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There is 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located next to hall D.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (20in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room is 80m (87yd 19in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 75m (82yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the male and female standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 45cm high flip down seat in the standard shower.

Accessible Toilet (Main Corridor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 19in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left in the main corridor.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 205cm (5ft x 6ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • 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 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 44cm (17in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 106cm (3ft) high.
    • 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 is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet in the male and female standard changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are 17m (18yd 23in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets for staff only which are located at the rear of the corridor which houses the squash courts and these can only be accessed by steps.
    • There are additional standard toilets located at the entrance to the fitness suite.
    • The changing rooms have ample space for a wheelchair user to use them and are also equipped with a designated seat.
    • There is level access to the shower area.
    • In addition both the male and female changing rooms also have a separate cubicle for disabled people.

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 not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the 2 deep steps leading to the sports hall located on the right of the building and these are overcome by the moderate ramp which has a width of 110 cm.