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Stoughton Road Sports Pavilion

Stoughton Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4FS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include team and official changing rooms, and the tea room.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 6 football pitches, 3 rugby pitches, 1 lacrosse pitch and 2 cricket pitches.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • 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 335cm x 440cm (10ft 12in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays directly to left of the main entrance as you face it, plus 4 more in the main car park area, 30m from the entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The main reception is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the tea room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the tea room.
    • The width of the ramp is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps are located on the far left of the entrance foyer area, past reception. The ramp is located to the rear of the foyer. There is a tight turning area, 103cm wide, at the top of ramp, outside the official's changing room.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 5 shows the tea room.

Standard Changing Room (Team Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the corridor directly to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 changing rooms, which are allocated to teams as required.
    • Rooms 1-4 are the same size (photograph 1), Room 5 is slightly bigger (photograph 2), and Changing Room 6 is the largest (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • All rooms contain showers with step free access. Changing Room 5 contains an accessible shower.
    • All rooms have connecting doors, so they can be linked to the rooms either side if required.
    • Changing Room 1 is 6m from the main entrance.
    • Changing Room 6 is 19m from the main entrance.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the shower area of Changing Room 5.
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a 77cm high flip down seat, a grab rail and a lowered mirror just outside the shower area (photographs 3 and 4).

Standard Changing Room (Official's Changing Room)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the far end of the entrance foyer area, by the ramp to the tea room.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the entrance foyer as you enter, between the entrances to the team changing rooms corridor and the official's changing room.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 199cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are female toilets located just inside the Team Changing Room corridor, to the right as you enter.
  • There are male toilets located at the far end of the Team Changing Room corridor, just past Changing Room 6.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located just inside the team changing room corridor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
  • Comments View
    • The male toilets are 20 metres from the main entrance.
    • There are also toilets in the official's changing room (shown in photographs 2 and 3).

Access to Sports Pitches

  • From the main entrance, follow the concrete tile path with an easy slope down around the side of the building (photographs 1 and 2).
  • There are 2 medium steps with no handrails down (photograph 3), then a further easy slope followed by 17 medium steps, with handrails both side, to the grass leading to the pitches (photograph 4).
  • There are no further surfaced paths to the pitches from here.
  • There is a further set of 15 medium steps with handrails both sides located to the left as you face them from the pavilion building (photograph 5).
  • There are no surfaced paths to these on either level.
  • There is also an easy, unsurfaced slope leading from the pavilion to the far football pitches (photograph 6).