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Dick McTaggart Gymnastics Centre

Old Glamis Road, Dundee, DD3 0NR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include gymnastics hall, dance room, spectator room.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Dundee.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Dundee.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30.
  • Comments
    • The venue is generally only open when the centre is booked for use.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front 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 360cm x 600cm (11ft x 19ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 28m (30yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 32m (34yd 3ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

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 single width.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is 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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Gymnasium Raised Soft Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading onto the raised soft floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments
    • There are deep steps onto the soft crash matt areas.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located to the left of the building before the gym.
    • The facility is 16m (17yd 19in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 260cm x 230cm (8ft x 7ft).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the bench is 190cm (6ft).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 150cm (4ft).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the left.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.
    • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Accessible Shower (Changing Place)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located through to the left in the changing place.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are drop down rail, hoist, changing table, toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located through to the left of the building.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 52cm (20in).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rail, accessible toilet, baby change.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible shower room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 91cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Changing Room

  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 11m (12yd 1in) from the gymnasium.
  • The standard changing rooms are located through to the left of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing room.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There is 1 medium step without handrails into the showers.

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 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left from the main entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft x 7ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 both sides.
    • 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 47cm (18in).
    • 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 3").
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar toilet in the accessible shower room and another offering transfer space to the right further along the corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 normally on duty.