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Falmer Sports Complex

University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9PL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, changing rooms and cafe bar.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include grass and artificial pitches.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This car park can be used by anybody.
  • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
  • 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 not need to be booked in advance.
  • There is 1 designated parking bay within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 2.8m x 4.5m (9ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) 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.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

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 double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 10m (32ft 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 has 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.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the cardio-vascular room and veiwing gallery.
  • Comments View
    • There are also stairs leading directly into the cardio-vascular room from the fitness suite (shown in photograph 2).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located along the corridor, right as you enter reception.
    • The fitness suite is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equity Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: upper body ergometer and small equipment package.
    • IFI equipment includes free weights.
    • 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 (Cafe Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 33cm (1ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The cafe bar is located opposite the main entrance.
    • Food is only served at functions held in the bar.

Level Change (Cafe Bar)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the entrance to the cafe bar.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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 Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located just inside the reception area.
    • There is level access to the 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 195cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 126cm (4ft 2in) 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located to the right, just past reception.
  • The accessible changing room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 163cm x 195cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 5in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are a functional alarm.
  • There is not level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Adapted Changing Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the entrance to the changing room.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Changing Room (Indoor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located along the corridor to the right of reception.
  • The standard changing room is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Outdoor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the far side of reception.
  • The standard changing room is 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • This area contains home and away male and female changing rooms, and lockers in the corridor.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • Comments View
    • The showers in all standard changing rooms are accessed by a shallow step.

Level Change (Access to the Artificial Pitches)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the far side of the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Emergency Egress

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.