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Devonshire Spa

The University of Derby - Buxton, 1 Devonshire Road, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6RY

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Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Buxton.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Buxton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Devonshire Spa is located on the basement level of The Dome, on the Buxton Campus.
    • The Devonshire Spa is accessed through its own entrance.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • 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 186cm (6ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 138cm (4ft 6in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in reception and the treatment rooms.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Spa has two main areas.
    • To the left of the Spa Reception from the entrance are the changing rooms, toilets and treatment rooms.
    • To the right of the Spa Reception are the Hydrotherapy Pool, Sauna, Steam Room and Relaxation Area.

Level Change (Nail Bar)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the reception, treatment rooms and pool to the nail bar.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not 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 at the rear of the spa, leading to tables and chairs.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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 on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The steps at the top of the ramp leads to a consultation and multi use area.

Thermal Suite, Aromatherapy, Sauna and Steam Rooms

  • The Thermal Suite is located to the right of the reception area as you enter.
  • The Thermal Suite contains the hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam rooms.
  • The door to the Thermal Suite is single, opens away from you (push) and is heavy.
  • The clear width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • There are foot spas, loungers and seats in the relaxation area.
  • The lighting in the relaxation area is low.
  • The lighting is coloured to create a relaxing mood.
  • The sauna has 3 tiers of seating.
  • The seating is wooden.
  • There are 2 steam rooms.
  • The steam rooms have 1 tier of seating.
  • The steam rooms are fragranced.
  • There is not room for wheelchair user to manouevre in the sauna or steam rooms.
  • The doors to the sauna and steam rooms are single, open towards you (pull) and are light.
  • The clear width of the door openings are 83cm.
  • There is also an aromatherpy room with one tier of seats at 46cm to immediate left as enter.
  • The aromatherapy room has a single bench running around the room.
  • The aromatherapy room is to the immediately left within the Thermal Suite and has very low lighting.

Swimming Pool (Hydrotherapy Pool)

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 12 steps.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Treatment and Relaxation Rooms

  • The treatment rooms are located to the left side of the spa reception as you enter.
  • The treatment room area is accessed by a single door, which opens away from you (push) and is heavy.
  • The clear width of the door opening it 82cm.
  • There are 7 treatment rooms.
  • The lighting in the treatment area is low.
  • The doors to the treatment rooms open by sliding.
  • The clear width of the door opening is 74cm.
  • There is an adjustable treatment bed in each treatment room.
  • Photographs 5 and 6 show the relaxation room.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the shared changing room on the left side of the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • The changing rooms and toilet are interchangeable depending on client requirements.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 225cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located immediately to the right as you enter the treatment area.
  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails on both sides.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the standard female changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the standard male changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The changing rooms and toilets are interchangeable depending on requirements.

Standard Changing Room (Shared Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the far left of the Spa in the treatment area.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar standard changing room on the opposite side of the treatment area.
    • Both changing rooms can be alternated between male and female as required.

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
    • The shower is accessed by one deep step.
    • The shower has lever twist controls.
    • The shower head is adjustable and removable.

Additional Info

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