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Brixton Recreation Centre

27 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8QQ

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Introduction

  • Services/facilities within the building include:.
  • Level 1 - bowls green, studio 1, squash courts 1, 2, and 3 and accessible and standard toilets.
  • Level 2 - squash courts 4 and 5, team zone-3G pitch.
  • Level 3 - entrance and exit, reception, enquiries lounge, playzone, day nursery and creché.
  • Level 4 - swimming pools, poolside sauna and steam room, standard and accessible swimming room changing rooms, standard sports changing rooms, energy and fitness zones.
  • Level 5 - fitness centre, accessible toilet and shower, standard toilets, sports hall, conference suite and climbing wall.
  • Level 6 - studio 1 and overflow gym.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Level 3)

  • 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) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a separate exit door.
    • The doors is single.
    • The doors is automatic.
    • The doors is 85cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Level 3)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on Brixton Station Road.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is 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 on Brixton Station Road.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers and a security gate to the left of reception to access the majority of the building.
    • The width of the security gates is 54cm and the width of the security gate is 110cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music/noise.
  • Music/noise is played in the fitness suites and studios.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Studio 2 - Level 1)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located ahead as you enter the studio.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the studio.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Bowls Green - Level 1)

  • There are several shallow steps that lead onto the bowling green.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Escalators View
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are 3-4.
    • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you face reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • 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 135cm x 195cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite (Level 5)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the fifth floor.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the 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 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level two.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl and upper body multi-station.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
    • Link to IFI websitehttp://www.efds.co.uk/inclusive_fitness.
  • Comments View
    • There are various sets of steps in the fitness suite that lead to different levels of gym equipment.
    • There is also an overflow fitness suite on level 6. This fitness suite is 4m from the lift on level 6.
    • There are double width (150cm) heavy doors to access.

Swimming Pool (Main Pool)

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 6 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • There are 15 deep steps, with a handrail on the left, that lead from the poolside, up through the fitness suite on level 5 and into the viewing gallery.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Swimming Pool (Children's / Training Pool)

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool - Male (Level 4))

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 4.
  • There is not 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.

Accessible Shower (Swimming Pool - Male (Level 4))

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard male changing rooms on level 4.
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails.
  • There is not level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Swimming Pool - Female)

  • There is not 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.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey, it was not possible to access the changing area.

Level Change (Swimming Pool Changing Rooms)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the changing room doors.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional moderate slope that runs throughout the changing areas.

Standard Changing Room (Sports/Fitness Suite - Female (Level 4))

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 4.
  • 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 2 medium steps.

Accessible Toilet (Swimming Pool - Male)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the standard male changing area.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 212cm x 244cm (6ft 11in x 8ft).
    • There is 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 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Patrons must bring their own radar key.

Accessible Toilet (Swimming Pool - Female)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the standard changing room area on level 4.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 252cm x 261cm (8ft 3in x 8ft 7in).
    • There is 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The facility also contains an accessible shower with adjustable shower head, grab and drop down rails and a flip down seat with a height of 49cm.
    • Patrons must bring their own radar key.

Accessible Toilet (Level 5 Fitness Suite)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right after you enter the fitness suite on level 5.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The facility also contains an accessible shower.
    • At the time of survey, the facility was in use.

Standard Toilet(s) (Fitness Suite - Level 5)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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 generally on duty.