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Champion Hall Community Centre

1 Holmshaw Close, Sydenham, London, SE26 4TH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a large hall and kitchen.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is managed by the Champion Hall Community Association.
    • It is available to hire by groups and for private functions.
    • The hall is open only for booked events.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Lower Sydenham.
  • The nearest underground station is Clapham South.
  • The nearest DLR station is Beckenham Road Tramlink.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/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 with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are some very uneven surfaces in the car park and on the path from the car park to the building.
    • There is unrestricted parking on Champion Road, outside the venue.
    • This may be closer to the entrance than the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left hand side of the building from Champion Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the door threshold.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing Champion Road, on the path from the car park towards the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are two similar entrances on this side of the building.
    • These are fire doors which can only be opened from the inside.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There are mirrors on one wall for use in dance classes.
    • The mirrors are covered with panels when not in use.
    • The kitchen is located off the hall.

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 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the standard toilets.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • There are separate male and female toilets.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The sinks and towel dispenser are in the general toilet area, not in the cubicle.
    • The photograph shows the female accessible toilet.
    • The male accessible toilet is similar but has the transfer space to the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • The hall is used for a pre-school on weekday mornings.