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309 Regent Street Fitness Centre

University of Westminster, Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include fitness centre including gym and fitness studios.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Regent Street campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Euston.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Great Portland Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located outside 307 Regent Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also provides the accessible entrance for 309 Regent Street.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Entrance Stairs)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of you on entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The handrails are on the left of the stairs and in the centre.

Lift (Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the stairs as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are SB-LB-B-LG-G-UG-1-U1-2-U2-3-U3-4-U4-5-U5-6.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The number of steps between each floor varies.

Lift

  • The lift is located on the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B1-B2-LG-G-UG-1-U1-2-U2-3-U3-4-U4-5-U5-6.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from accessible entrance lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 further, slightly smaller, lifts located either side of the main stairs (shown in photograph 2). It accesses floor B-LG-1-2-3-4-5.

Outside Access (Fitness Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the sub basement floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 141cm (4ft 8in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the fitness centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers to the right of reception to enter the fitness centre.
    • The security barrier on the left has a width of 96cm and is operated by the reception staff (as shown in photograph 6).
    • There is a second barrier to the right with a width of 56cm which is operated by key card with the reader placed at 84cm high (as shown in photograph 7).

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 throughout the fitness centre.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the sub basement floor.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is also studio space for teaching classes at the rear of the gym (as shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right of the fitness centre.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the fitness centre entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The standard changing rooms include lockers at various levels and bench seating at 41cm high (as shown in photograph 3).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • Other facilities available include; lockers.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the fitness centre.
    • 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 heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 316cm (7ft 1in x 10ft 4in).
    • 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 184cm (6ft).
    • 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 and open waste paper bin 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 99cm.
  • 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
    • The accessible toilet also includes the accessible shower.
    • Lockers are also available in the accessible toilet.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow step leading down to the showers (as shown in photograph 2).
    • There are light doors which open towards you with a width of 58cm to enter each shower cubicle (as shown in photograph 3).
    • The centre shower cubicle has a door with a width of 70cm.
    • Shower heads are fixed.

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 on the left of the fitness centre.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the fitness centre 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 on the left of the fitness centre.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the fitness centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The standard male toilets are shown in photographs 1 and 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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.