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Tom Husband Leisure Centre

The University of Salford, Salford, Greater Manchester, M5 4WT

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • Opening times may be subject to change due to Covid-19 restrictions, however all buildings are still open during core hours i.e. 9 - 5. The only building that may be closed is the leisure centre due to government restrictions.
  • There have been no changes to parking as a result of Covid-19.
  • There are no external queuing systems.
  • All main entrances are used for access and exit.
  • When entering any building you must be wearing a face mask.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There are hand sanitising stations at the entrance of every building and throughout.
  • There may be restrictions on the numbers of people allowed into service areas at any one time. There may be building attendants at the entrance to each building.
  • There are one way systems in a number of buildings, these are clearly marked.
  • Markings have been added to floors to assist with social distancing and signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to keep 2 metres apart.
  • All counters and main reception desks have a protective screen.
  • Toilets are available.
  • Some shower cubicles have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • The communal changing area is closed. The changing area is restricted to 5 people.

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include swimming pool, fitness gyms, multi use sports hall, squash courts.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Useful Information

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Campus is located just off the Crescent (A6) From the M62/M602: At Junction 12, carry straight on following signs for M602. Follow M602 to Junction 3 signposted Salford/Trafford Park. Keep in the inside lane and turn left on to A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At the second lights, turn left on to the A6 for Frederick Road, or right for Peel Park.
    • The closest campus carpark is Irwell Place car park. There are Blue Badge spaces on campus closer to the building, for information on parking on campus with as a Blue Badge holder check the university parking policy.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stops are Salford Crescent Station (Stop A and B); These bus stops are serviced by routes 8, 26, 34, 35 , 36, 37, 38, 50, 67, 100, Expresso X39, Vantage V1, Vantage V2 and X34.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Salford Crescent Station. This station is serviced by Northern trains.
  • By Tram View
    • The closest tram stop is Anchorage approximately 2.1km away and is serviced by Lines 3 and 7.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times (Swimming Pool)

  • Monday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 11:30 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 11:30 - 14:45.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

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 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • 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 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach and between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main reception is located ahead on entering the building.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) 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/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile entry to the left and right of reception, the gate access has a width of 88 cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played within the fitness gyms.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a fire alarm within the building that emits an alarm on a hearing loop frequency.

Fitness Suite (Fitness Suite)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter off the main corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The access into the fitness gym is 90 cm wide.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The changing room surveyed is the standard female changing room the male is on the same corridor.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

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

Accessible Shower (Dry Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right on entering the building off the main corridor.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the fitness rooms.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 336cm x 230cm (11ft x 7ft 7in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails, a dropdown rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; flip down seat with grab rails and an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

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.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

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

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located within the swimming pool area at the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the swimming pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Shower (Wet Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet in the swimming pool changing rooms.
  • 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).
  • Other facilities available include; an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Wet Side)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 201cm x 198cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • There is also a set of 6 stairs to the right of the building as shown on photograph number 2, these stairs are clearly marked, with handrails on both sides, these stairs lead to the squash and fitness room viewing galleries.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are viewing galleries to the Sports hall and squash and fitness galleries.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main reception.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 336cm x 230cm (11ft x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets located within the changing areas.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the main corridor within the changing room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.