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Goodwin Sports Centre (North Building)

Northumberland Road, Sheffield, S10 2TY

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Introduction

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 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sheffield.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Northumberland Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is on the opposite side of Northumberland Road from the road entrance to the sports centres.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 301cm x 427cm (9ft 11in x 14ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The front part of this car park is pay and display but also requires a University S10 permit.
    • The rear of the of the car park is category B.
    • For more details regarding parking at the university, please see the University Parking Services page http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/parkingservices.

Parking (Visitors Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 510cm (14ft 9in x 16ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 43m (47yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep slope leading from the car park to the entrance ramp.
    • Use of this car park is by appointment only.

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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • 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 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are also 6 medium steps, with handrails both sides, leading to the entrance directly from the car park (shown in photograph 6).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • There is a welcome desk to the right of the reception desk.
    • The touchscreens are located on the welcome desk.
    • There are security barriers either side of the reception desk.
    • The barriers to the left lead to the dry side.
    • The width of the barriers is 90cm.
    • The barriers are swipe card operated.
    • The height of the card reader is 97cm.
    • The are turnstiles and a security barrier to the right leading to the wet side.
    • The turnstiles are 49cm wide.
    • The barrier is 97cm wide.
    • The turnstiles are swipe card operated.
    • The height of the card reader is 101cm.
    • The barrier is operated by staff on the reception.
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seating is a sofa with armrests on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

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 not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a sauna and a steam room just beyond the entrance to the swimming pool from the wet side changing rooms.
    • There are loungers beyond the sauna and steam rooms.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the far end of the wet side standard changing rooms, by the entrance to the pool.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 51m (55yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 41m (44yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 234cm x 350cm (7ft 8in x 11ft 6in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, handrails, a toilet and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • A radar key is required to use this changing room.
    • The key is available from reception.

Accessible Shower (Wet Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the wet side 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 54cm (1ft 9in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the wet side standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are a mixture of communal showers and private cubicles.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the end of the corridor to the right of reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The distance given is for the female standard changing rooms.
    • The male standard changing rooms are located along the same corridor and are 24m from the main entrance.

Accessible Toilet (Wet Side)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the right of reception, leading to the wet side changing rooms.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 177cm x 200cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 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 108cm (3ft 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.
    • 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 and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an accessible toilet in the accessible changing room, which also has the transfer space on the right (shown in the photographs).

Standard Toilet(s) (Wet Side)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the male and female wet side changing rooms.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the wet side standard changing rooms.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Level Change (Access to Squash Courts, Activity Rooms 2 and 3 and Matrix Bouldering Wall)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the far end of the right hand corridor from reception, opposite the wet side male changing rooms.
  • 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead down to the squash courts viewing gallery.
    • The Squash Courts, Activity Rooms 2 and 3, and Matrix Bouldering Wall are accessed from beyond this level change.

Level Change (Squash Courts, Performance Room, and Matrix Bouldering Wall)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the far end of the squash courts viewing gallery, past Activity Room 3.
  • There is/are 15 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Access to Squash Courts, Performance Room, and Matrix Bouldering Wall)

  • The lift is located at the far end of the squash courts viewing gallery, past Activity Room 3.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 151cm (3ft 3in 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is not step free access to this lift from the entrance.

Level Change (Activity Room 2, Performance Room, and Matrix Bouldering Wall)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the corridor past the lift to the squash courts.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 14 deep, marked steps, with a handrail on the right going up outside these rooms leading to the viewing gallery (shown in photograph 2).

Level Change (Dry Side)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just beyond the dry side barriers.
  • 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.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead up to the dry side foyer area. The accessible changing room and the treatment room.
    • The stairs to the standard changing rooms are accessed from this level.
    • There are a further 6 medium, marked steps, leading up to the fitness suite (shown in photograph 2).
    • The platform lift overcomes both sets of steps.

Lift (Dry Side Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the dry side barriers.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 150cm (2ft 9in 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not 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 (Sport Sheffield)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the upper level of the dry side foyer.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the dry side platform lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand cycles, pulley machines and free weights.
    • 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.

Level Change (Sport Sheffield Fitness Suite)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the centre of the fitness suite.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead up to additional cardiovascular, weight machines, and the spin bikes area on the upper level.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the far side of the dry side foyer area, on the left.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the dry side platform lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 230cm x 310cm (7ft 7in x 10ft 2in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, handrails, a toilet and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • A radar key is required to use the changing room.
    • The key is available from reception.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor of the dry side area.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the dry side stairs.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are individual changing cubicles and a communal changing area.

Level Change (Dry Side Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the dry side foyer area.
  • There is/are 15+ 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are also steps at the far end of the changing rooms leading up to the pool (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Accessible Shower (Dry Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the dry side 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 52cm (1ft 8in).
  • Other facilities available include; a dropdown rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the dry side changing room.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Dry Side)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the dry side platform lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the dry side accessible changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 310cm (7ft 7in x 10ft 2in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • 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 and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 118cm (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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Dry Side)

Standard Changing Room (Squash Court Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor corridor, on the right hand side of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the squash court platform lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the squash court 4.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The distances are for the female squash court changing room.
    • The male squash court changing room is 10m from the squash court lift and 2m from squash court 3.

Standard Shower (Squash Courts Changing Room)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are a mixture of communal showers and private cubicles.
    • There is 1 deep step to enter the shower area from the Squash Courts Changing Room (shown in photograph 2).

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 normally on duty.