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Abbs Cross Health and Fitness

Abbs Cross Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 4YB

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Hornchurch.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Emerson Park.
  • The nearest underground station is Elm Park.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 08:30.
  • Monday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 08:30.
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 08:30.
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 08:30.
  • Thursday 17:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 08:30.
  • Friday 17:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 19:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is parking outside the main entrance which can be used by blue badge holders or anyone else who requires easier access.
    • Please contact the venue in advance for use of this area.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

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 is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right of reception.
    • The fitness suite is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a fixed hearing loop located in the fitness suite.

Other Floors

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

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 143cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located is located along the main corridor leading to the changing rooms.
    • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 180cm (5ft x 5ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency 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 coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the wet side changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the corridor leading to the swimming pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Wetside)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 34m (37yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the respective changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.