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ENGAGE Sports Centre

Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include fitness suite, studio hall, classrooms, sports hall/lab.
  • The main hall is marked out and used by professionals for Boccia. There is a Saturday karate class for people with additional needs. There are similar classes for Thai Kwan Do available. There are circuit classes with an exercise specialist. There is a Thursday cancer class with Macmillain Move More. The venue is linked to Health All Round who provide GP referrals and include walking groups offering discounted rates of membership.
  • Related link Sighthill Building.
  • Https://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/edinburgh-napier-university/new-sighthill-building

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear side of the building, in front of the sports centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Sports Centre (ENGAGE) and the Sighthill Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Sighthill Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Sighthill Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Sighthill Building car park entrance.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Sighthill Campus is located to the west of the city centre and offers a site car park.
      The campus is accessed off the A71 (Calder Road), close to the city bypass and M8 motorway.
    • The main car park is located to the rear side of the building in front of the sports centre.
      There are further designated blue badge bays adjacent to the building and a visitors car park opposite.
      Drop-offs can be made in front of the building.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses from various areas over the city travel to Sighthill Campus/Calder Road. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to the majority of bus stops let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.
  • By Train View
    • Sighthill Campus is 1 mile from Edinburgh Park Station, and 5.2 miles from the central Edinburgh Waverley Station. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End, nearer the Merchiston Campus.
  • By Tram View
    • Edinburgh Park Station is also a tram station for access to the city centre or airport, 1 mile from the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played within the fitness suite.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the building.
    • The fitness suite is 24m (26yd 9in) 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 double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: recumbent cycle and leg curl.
    • IFI equipment includes Shoulder Press, Chest Press, Lat Pulldown, Cable Functional Trainer.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.
    • There is level access to this 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 260cm (8ft x 8ft 6in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the building.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 68m (74yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 245cm x 263cm (8ft x 8ft 8in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails, a dropdown rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).
  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)