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Falmer Sports Centre

Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9PH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Sports hall marked with 1 netball court, 2 volleyball courts, 2 basketball courts (and whole hall show court), 6 badminton courts, cricket nets Fitness Suite 2 indoor courts. 2 spinning/dance studios. accessible toilets, one with an accessible shower and baby change facilities.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the front 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 6 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 450cm x 590cm (14ft 9in x 19ft 4in).
    • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is site/campus car park(lower car park).
    • The car park is located next to the sports pavilion.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Lower Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the Sports Pavilion.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Sports Pavilion.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 390cm x 520cm (12ft 10in x 17ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Sports Pavilion.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Sports Pavilion.
    • The nearest designated bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front corner of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).

Reception

  • Main Reception is located in front as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is some non-fixed and fixed seating available within the reception area.
    • There are assorted snacks and drinks vending machines available.
    • There are entry barriers to the right of the reception, the wider entry gate is 110cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to indoor court viewing gallery from the platform lift.
    • There are 2 slight ramps along the level 2 main corridor, the first is between the platform lift and the fitness suite, the 2nd is located at the end of the corridor immediately before the indoor court viewing area.
    • 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, braille and pictorial 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground and First Floor.
    • The stairs are located to the right after passing through the entry barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right once past the security barriers.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are level 1 and 2.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 650kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance barriers.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 enhancement 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 medium.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the platform lift.
    • There is step free 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 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no 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.

First Floor Indoor Court Viewing area

  • There is a small viewing area that overlooks the indoor courts on the ground floor.
  • There are assorted non-fixed seats with tables.

First Floor Studios

  • There are 2 spin/fitness studios located on the first floor.
  • They are located on either side of the accessible toilet on the right of the main corridor.
  • The doors are manual.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors opening width are 90cm.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 1 and 2, on level 1 there is an accessible shower and baby change facilities.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on level 1 within the standard female and male changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1 between the male and female standard changing rooms.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the security barriers.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 260cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is not a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 90cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 2, between studios 1 and 2 on the right after you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the platform lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 275cm x 275cm (9ft x 9ft).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 218cm (7ft 2in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is fair.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the main corridor leading to the indoor courts.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entry barriers.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the indoor courts.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Male)

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

Standard Toilet(s) (Male)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located within the standard male changing room.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the entry barriers.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor main corridor leading to the indoor courts.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entry barrier.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the indoor courts.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Female)

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

Standard Toilet(s) (Female)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located within the standard female changing room.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the entry barriers.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.