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Europa Gym Centre

Vimy Way, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4FA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include :First Floor: reception, large gym hall, fitness gym, physiotherapy suite, changing rooms Second Floor: flexible meeting room/studio, café, changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is also home to private boxing and weight lifting clubs.
    • The venue hosts a wide range of gym clubs and classes for all ages, including gymnastics and movement classes for people with special needs (GMPD).
    • The hall and studio are also available to hire for meetings and children's parties.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Comments View
    • The centre may also be open outside of these times for special events - please check with the centre for details..

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is in front of and under the building.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The car park type is at ground level, some under the building.
    • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (13ft 1in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd) from the car park 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 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are five Blue Badge spaces in the covered parking area, which are next to the car park entrance.
    • There are two further large designated spaces outside, which are close to the main entrance.

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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the covered car park to the foyer.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance to Foyer)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 22 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift overcomes the stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer, to the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some areas, depending on activities.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The picture on the right shows the locker area at the entrance to the female changing rooms.
    • The white door on the right is the accessible toilet/ shower.

Gym Hall

  • The large hall is generally divided into two spaces, with one set out for elite gymnastics.
  • The other half is used for recreational and children's gym classes and other activities.
  • Pull-out bleacher seating is available for performances.
  • The gym can be viewed from the first floor gallery.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the end of the corridor on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 40m (44yd) 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 away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Restaurant Bar Internal (C.J.'s Cafe)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The café is located on the second floor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 13:30.
    • Monday 15:30 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 13:30.
    • Tuesday 15:30 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 13:30.
    • Wednesday 15:30 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 13:30.
    • Thursday 15:30 - 19:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 13:30.
    • Friday 15:30 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 13:00.

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 25m (27yd) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the main corridor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 265cm x 220cm (8ft 8in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 220cm (7ft 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 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 View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 View
    • There are two accessible toilets on the first floor and two on the second floor.
    • The rooms also contain the accessible showers and serve as accessible changing rooms.
    • The rooms are laid out as mirror images - the other first floor toilet has the transfer space on the opposite side to the room described.
    • The rooms are within areas that are colour coded red/ pink (female) and blue (male).
    • However, the accessible toilets open directly off the main corridor and could be used by either sex if required.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located off the main corridor on each floor.
  • The accessible changing room is 25m (27yd) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room is 20m (22yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 265cm x 220cm (8ft 8in x 7ft 3in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 58cm (1ft 11in).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 30m (33yd) from the lift.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first and second floors.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.