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Blackpool FC Hotel

Bloomfield Road, Seasiders Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6JJ

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Introduction

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool South.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front and rear of the venue.
    • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • 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 venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.

Reception (Concierge)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This desk is not always manned.
    • There is a telephone on this desk providing a direct line to a taxi company.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 220cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are not 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (First Floor)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the first floor lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the Blackpool FC restaurant and in the fitness suite.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite (Universe Fitness)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located off the first floor corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the first floor lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is NVQ level 2 and 3.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • 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
    • The fitness suite reception desk is 3m from the fitness suite entrance.
    • The height of the fitness suite reception desk is 108cm.

Standard Changing Room (Universe Fitness)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, within the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Comments View
    • The lowest locker in the changing room is 49cm high, the highest locker is 183cm high.
    • There is a similar male changing room adjacent.

Standard Toilet(s) (Universe Fitness)

  • 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 within the female standard changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the fitness suite 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 within the male standard changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the fitness suite entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Serenity Spa

  • The spa is located at the rear of the first floor corridor and is 54m from the lift.
  • There are two sets of doors to the spa.
  • Both sets doors are double and heavy.
  • These doors open towards you (pull) and are 140cm wide.
  • The reception desk is 2m from the spa entrance.
  • The reception desk is 112cm high.
  • There are loungers, a steam room and sauna within the spa relaxation room (photographs 6, 7 and 8).
  • There is a shallow step to access both the sauna and the steam room.
  • There are individual treatment rooms within the spa.

Standard Changing Room (Mayfaire Spa - Unisex)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the spa entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the spa relaxation room.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, within the spa.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Comments View
    • These changing rooms are used by people who have booked treatments in the spa.
    • The changing rooms are only used by individual customers.
    • They are not used by females and males at the same time.

Standard Toilet(s) (Mayfaire Spa)

Eating and Drinking (Corner Flag Restaraunt)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on the second floor.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the second floor lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • This restaraunt overlooks the football stadium.
    • Breakfast is served in the restaraunt.
    • The height of the breakfast buffet table is 77cm (photograph 7).
    • There is an exit door in the restaurant that leads to a seating area at pitch side (photograph 8).
    • This door is single heavy and opens away from you (push).

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 72 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 68 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 4 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 0 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The room number or room name viewed was 119.
    • The width of the door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The height of the bed is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 4cm (2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is a push button style alarm.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 223cm x 190cm (7ft 4in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
    • 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 in height.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The flip-down or fixed seat height is 54cm (1ft 9in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • There is no additional signage on or near the hotel door.
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite View
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 0.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 4.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

Lift (First Floor Corridor Hotel and Conference Centre)

  • The lift is located at the rear of the first floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the 1st and 3rd floor of the hotel and the 2nd floor of the Blackpool FC Conference Centre.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main lift on the first floor of the hotel.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 139cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be used by guests attending the Blackpool FC Conference Centre.

Entrance (Conference Centre Internal Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the second floor corridor.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • Comments View
    • This door can be used by guests who are attending the Blackpool FC Conference Centre.

Accessible Toilet (Blackpool FC Restaraunt)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the second floor lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the bar.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 190cm (7ft 1in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 alarm.
    • 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, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 48cm (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 not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

Standard Toilet(s) (Blackpool FC Restaraunt)

  • 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 to the left of the bar.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the second floor lift.
    • 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 to the left of the bar.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the second floor lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the car park area.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.