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Aberdeen Sports Village

Linksfield Drive, Aberdeen, AB24 5RU

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 07:30 - 19:30.
  • Sunday 07:30 - 21:30.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the side 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 340cm x 490cm (11ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 43m (47yd 1in) 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.

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 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • 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 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security gates (92cm wide) beyond the reception, accessing all services except the cafe (photograph 3).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 1-8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loop is located in the sports hall.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is space for wheelchair users on the viewing platforms (photograph 2) of the sports hall, past reception and on the right.

Level Change (Squash Courts)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the court entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The squash courts are not accessible for wheelchair users as the doors are only 70cm wide.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1 and 2.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right of the venue, beyond the sports hall.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 177cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 10in).
  • There are not 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located at the top of the stadium.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 12m (13yd 4in).
    • The accessible toilet is located inside, on level 1.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • The bottom row of seating does not require step access.
  • Comments View
    • Level access is available, by following a walkway on the outside of the venue, leading to the designated seating area.

Accessible Shower (Level 0)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms on level 0.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; a dropdown rail.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp going from the changing rooms to the showers.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located off the cafe on level 1 (ground).
    • The facility is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 300cm x 330cm (9ft 10in x 10ft 10in).
    • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

Level Change (Stadium Seating Upper Level)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from level 1, going down to the stadium.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp can be overcome by accessing the seating from a level walkway going round the outside of the building (photograph 2).

Level Change (Outdoor Pitch Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from level 0, accessing the track and pitch.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on level 2.
    • The fitness suite is 45m (49yd 8in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • No staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer and upper body multi-station.
    • 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 (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is basic utilisation instructions.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate slope level change onto the rear weight training area.

Accessible Shower (Level 1)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet on level 1.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • Other facilities available include; a dropdown rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • An additional identical accessible shower is located in the accessible toilets on level 2.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 1.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 63m (68yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 59m (64yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the squash court.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • Standard changing rooms are located throughout the venue on levels 0, 1 and 2.

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.
  • Comments View
    • Standard showers are located in all standard changing rooms.
    • Some are accessed by an easy ramp or a shallow step.

Standard Changing Room (Outdoor Changing Room)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 0, near the stadium.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the outdoor area.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 52m (56yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1, beyond the sports hall viewing platform.
    • There is 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 267cm (7ft 3in 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 196cm (6ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Additional accessible toilets are located on levels 0 and 2.

Accessible Toilet (Outdoor Toilet)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located outside, under the stadium seating on level 0.
    • There is 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 200cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 not 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the side, accessed through the cafe.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the changing room toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There is an ambulant cubicle in the level 1 changing rooms toilets.
    • Additional standard toilets are located in all changing rooms, on every level.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.