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Roger Bettles Sports Centre

University of Leicester, 40 Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a pool, gym, sports hall, activity hall and a studio.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a rugby training pitch and 9 hardcourt tennis courts. Floodlit facilities include an astroturf pitch, a 5-a-side court, a rugby training pitch and 3 tennis courts.

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 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Comments View
    • The pool and gym close 30 minutes earlier than these times.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the side 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 7 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 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) 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 car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • 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 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception

  • The main reception is located straight ahead as you enter.
  • 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The wheelchair access gate next to the turnstile is 100cm wide.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the fitness suite and sports hall.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Other Floors (Fitness Suite)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • This staircase is spiral.

Other Floors (Activity Hall)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far left of the foyer as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop 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.

Lift (Activity Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of reception as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 150cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop 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 1st floor.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • 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.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Some equipment have removable seats.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Toilet (Pool and Fitness Suite)

  • 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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the changing area.
    • There is a similar toilet in the female changing area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • The details here are for the toilet in the male changing area.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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.

Accessible Changing Room (Pool and Fitness Suite)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the left past reception.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the pool.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 225cm x 558cm (7ft 5in x 18ft 4in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; an accessible toilet and a baby change unit.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Shower (Pool and Fitness Suite)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the changing area.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; two dropdown rails, lever handles and a handrail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Pool and Fitness Suite)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the foyer to the left of reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Pool and Fitness Suite)

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

Accessible Toilet (Sports and Activity Halls)

  • 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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the foyer to the left of reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • The details are for the male facilities.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 170cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 bright.

Standard Changing Room (Sports and Activity Halls)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right past reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Sports and Activity Halls)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the changing area.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the changing area.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.