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Brandon Leisure Centre

Church Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0JB

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Location

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

Opening Times

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

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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 10m (32ft 10in) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Montage - Cafe Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is teas coffees and snacks.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the building.
    • The fitness suite is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Fitness Suite (Weights)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located along the corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Equipment includes a cable arm curl, tricep French press, free weights, lat pull down and a cross chest pully.

Level Change (Fitness Suite - Weights)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the door.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Level Change (Studio 3)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the studio.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps 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.

Lift (Studio 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the sports hall.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 70cm x 90cm (2ft 4in x 2ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not 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 Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the main corridor.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 245cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 0in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 167cm (5ft 6in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.
  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located along the corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.