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Hillbrow Sports Centre

Hillbrow Campus, University of Brighton, 1 Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SR

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Hillbrow Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Eastbourne.
  • 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 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 are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 350cm (16ft 5in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) 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 block paving.
    • 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 not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) 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 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated and open towards you.
    • There are also double, heavy, manual doors, 170cm wide, located next to the automatic doors.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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 seating area by reception.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 1 shows the seating area located next to the reception desk.
    • Photograph 2 shows the main sports hall.

Level Change (Middle Gymnasium)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the sprung floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the reception desk, past the stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 149cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • The door leading to the lift on the ground floor is push pad operated.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located on the 1st floor.
    • The fitness suite is 29m (32yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located along the corridor next to the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Shower (Dry Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

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

Accessible Toilet (Dry Side)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to the outdoor pitches, between the male and female changing rooms.
    • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 192cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 149cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 bright.
  • Comments
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s) (Dry Side)

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located at the far end of the standard changing rooms.
  • The accessible changing room is 53m (58yd) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 22m (24yd) from the Swimming Pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 52m (57yd) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 183cm x 282cm (6ft 0in x 9ft 3in).
  • Other facilities available are an adapted toilet.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower (Wet Side)

  • 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, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the far end of the pool from the entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 42m (46yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 27m (30yd) from the Swimming Pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located leading from the changing rooms to the Pool.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There are also separate male and female shower rooms located nearer the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet (Wet Side)

  • 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 53m (58yd) 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 183cm x 282cm (6ft 0in x 9ft 3in).
    • 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 towel dispenser is 140cm (4ft 7in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • 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 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 are also adapted toilets available in the separate male and female shower rooms.
    • The female toilet has the transfer space on the right.

Standard Toilet(s) (Wet Side)

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
  • Comments
    • The photographs show the access to the artificial pitches from the Centre via double, heavy doors, 152cm wide, and a single gate, 115cm wide.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the access to Sprinters Restaurant from the centre via a single, heavy door, 75cm wide which opens towards you.