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Commercial Services - Sports Park Weetwood

Ring Road, Leeds, LS16 5AU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include changing rooms, common room and staff offices.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a cricket pitch and nets, 3G rubber crumb multi-use pitch, water based hockey pitch, 3G training area with 3 x 6 a side pitches, rugby pitch, football pitches and The View Bar.
  • The details here are for the main Weetwood Pavilion and facilities at Sports Park Weetwood. There is also another sports park on the other side of the ring road, the Bodington Playing Fields and sports centre, including a 1m cycle circuit and the Brownlee Centre indoor triathlon training centre.
  • Related link The View Bar.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-leeds/access-guides/commercial-services-the-view-bar

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Headingley.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Sports Park Weetwood is located on the outer ring road in the Weetwood area north of the city and separate from the main campus.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the side of the pavilion with additional standard parking at the main park entrance.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Weetwood Pavilion main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Weetwood Pavilion 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the designated bays.
    • The main car park is located just off the ring road, on the far side of the main rugby pitch from the pavilion (shown in photograph 2).

Inside Access (Playing Fields)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are slopes of varying gradient throughout the site, with steps, slopes and ramps to overcome level differences.
    • Paths and roads are generally tarmac around grass lawns.
    • Sports pitches are grass for rugby football and cricket and fenced off all weather pitches.

Outside Access (Weetwood Pavilion Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Pavilion Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Cricket Pitch Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the cricket pitch.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 4 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is in two sections, one at the end of the stand, the second at the door.
    • There is an additional step at the end of the upper ramp which is bypassed by the upper ramp.

Reception

  • The main reception is located on the ground floor to the right as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 16:30 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 16:30 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 11:30 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 16:30 - 22:00.
    • Friday 16:30 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 19:00.

Inside Access (Weetwood Pavilion)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the dining room located on the first floor.
    • This room is used to serve food after matches, and can also be hired for private functions.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located by the male changing rooms near the rear entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Cricket Pitch Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are additional stairs from the female changing area to the first floor (photographs 5 and 6)..
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the dining room and staff offices.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs between G-1 have a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • The stairs between 1-2 have handrails both sides.
    • The stairs from the female changing area has a handrail on the right going up.

Level Change (Male Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • There is/are 3 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These steps may be bypassed by using the Cricket Pitch Entrance.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located toward the front of the building on the Cricket Pitch side.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to each end of the male changing rooms area.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Male Standard Showers)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the male standard showers and baths area.
  • There is/are 3 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 both sides.

Level Change (Female Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
  • There is/are 7 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).
  • Comments View
    • These steps can be overcome be using a fire escape at the rear of the building.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the stairs from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 8 changing rooms available in two groups of four.

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to each end of the female changing areas.

Accessible Toilet(s) (With Shower)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 211cm x 250cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 139cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • 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 98cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • 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 cannot 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).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

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 at the end of the changing rooms, by the showers.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the rear 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 at the end of the changing rooms, by the showers.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible cubicle with two horizontal bars to either side in both the female and male standard toilets.

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.