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King Edwards Swimming Pool

Clarkhouse Road, Sheffield, S10 2LB

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Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.
  • Comments View
    • Please see the venues website for up to date opening times.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a strip of pay and display standard parking available on Park Lane.
    • Free on street parking is also available on Clarkehouse Road (photograph 2).
    • This is unmarked and an urban clearway from 08:00-09:30 and 16:30-18:30.

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 bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the bell is 69cm, and it is on the column at the bottom right of the steps
    • The door leaf can be opened to provide a clear door width of 146cm.
    • Both doors are usually held open during good weather.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single, heavy door that opens away from you between reception and the facilities.
    • The door is locked and can only be accessed after registering with reception.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Pool)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter from reception, leading to the dry side seating.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This door leads to the poolside and is used for both spectators or as access to the male changing rooms.
    • There is an alternative door to access the poolside which avoids the door next to reception (photograph 2).
    • This door is double, and opens outwards.
    • This door is opened on request.
    • The clear door width is 160cm
    • There is a steep ramp in front of this door (photographs 3 & 4).

Level Change (Pool)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not 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.
  • Comments View
    • The ladder can be changed for an inclined set of steps on request (photograph 3).

Standard Changing Room (Female - Dry Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located immediately ahead as you enter from reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 cubicles in the changing room.
    • All cubicles contain a standard chair.

Standard Changing Room (Female - Wet Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the female dry side changing room.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to all showers except the first as you enter the changing room.
    • This shower has 1 medium height step down into the cubicle.
    • There is a baby change area in the changing room (photograph 2).
    • There is 1 deep step to access the baby change area (photograph 3).
    • There is an 88cm wide, single, heavy door to the pool from the changing room (photograph 4).
    • There is 1 medium height step immediately in front of the door.
    • There are grab rails at the door.

Standard Changing Room (Male - Dry Side)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear right of the venue.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The door to the changing room is 90cm wide, single, heavy, and opens towards you (photograph 3).
    • There is a steep ramp immediately beyond the entrance to the changing room (photograph 4).
    • There are 6 cubicles in the changing room.
    • All cubicles contain a bench.

Standard Changing Room (Male - Wet Side)

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear right of the building.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The showers have fixed heads and a grab rail.
    • The door to the changing room is single, heavy, and opens towards you as you exit the changing room (photograph 3).
    • The clear door width is 90cm.
    • There is an easy ramp in front of the door (photograph 4).
    • There is a handrail on the right of the ramp.

Accessible Toilet (Female)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear right of the changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 98cm x 160cm (3ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 3in).
    • There is not a wash basin.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a drop down rail on left.
    • The flush is on the right.
    • The sink is within the wet side changing area.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear left of the changing room, beyond the steps.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 62cm (2ft).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 85cm x 170cm (2ft 9in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 3in).
    • There is not a wash basin.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropdown rail on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The flush is on the right.
    • There are sinks in the changing room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear right of the standard changing rooms.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear left of the dry side changing room, beyond the steps.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet is shown in photograph 1.
    • The male toilet and sinks are shown in photographs 2 and 3.

Level Change (Male - Dry Side)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilets and changing area.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a privacy curtain next to the pool which can be used as an alternative to using these steps (photograph 2).

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the patio area at the front of the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.