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Cockcroft Sports Centre

Moulsecoomb Campus, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Moulsecoomb Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Mouslecoomb.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 74m (81yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 78m (85yd) from the main entrance.
    • 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the designated bays at the rear of the building.
    • The main car park is at the side, between this building and the Watts building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the step and has a handrail on the right hand side going up.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the weights room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located directly to the left as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
  • Comments
    • The fitness suite is split into the weights room on the ground floor, and the cardio vascular (CV) room on the 1st floor.
    • The CV room contains an arm crank machine with some high visability markings.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the standard changing rooms, locker room & CV room.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • 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 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the adapted changing room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 280cm x 320cm (9ft 2in x 10ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 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 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
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located next to the free weights room.
  • The accessible changing room is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the weights room.
  • The accessible changing room is 11m (12yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 280cm x 320cm (9ft 2in x 10ft 6in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an adapted toilet.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adapted changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • Other facilities available are 50.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the 1st floor.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

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

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.