Skip to main content

Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way, Edmonton, London, N9 0AR

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.


About this venue

Just one look at the award winning athletics centre tells you this is an elite location. Yet while the very best train here, absolutely everyone is welcome to take advantage of this amazing place. So whether you’re already into athletics or just interested in learning something new for the fun of it, the largest indoor and outdoor athletics centre in the south of England is for you.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Picketts Lock.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Ponders End.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located directly outside 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/are 22 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 550cm (11ft 10in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 98m (107yd 6in) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a dropped kerb within the main car park which gives access to the main entrance.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) 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 easy.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards in front of the entrance, the gap between them is 132cm.

Reception

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Security Turnstiles and Accessible Gate

  • There are turnstiles next to the reception desk, to the left when facing it.
  • The standard gates are 51cm wide with turnstiles.
  • The standard turnstile gate requires a swipe card, which is 104cm high.
  • There is an accessible gate available.
  • The accessible gate is 106cm wide.
  • The door opens away from you.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and tiles.

Refreshments Area

  • There is a refreshment area available at the front of the building, to the right when facing the reception desk.
  • There are vending machines available.
  • The lowest button on the vending machine is 80cm.
  • The highest button on the vending machine is 121cm.
  • All tables are 73cm high.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are several ramps along the entire front of the building for access to the 130 metre straight track which is located on the 1st floor.
    • There are several flat rest points along each ramp.
    • The ramps overcome the stairs.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located immediately inside the turnstiles by reception.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion cannot sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 14m (15yd 11in).
    • The accessible toilet is located behind the designated seating area.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • There is a large space inbetween the two stands which could be used as a designated seating area.
  • Comments View
    • Standard seating is only accessible by using the ramps/slopes.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the middle of the venue at the front.
    • The fitness suite is 54m (59yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) 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.
  • Comments View
    • The fitness suite contains 4 cross trainers, 4 exercies bikes and 2 rowing machines.
    • There is also other equipment spread out over the centre.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front as you pass through the turnstiles.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the gym entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left as you enter through the turnstiles.
  • The standard changing room is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 23m (25yd 6in) from the track.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance for the female changing room is next door to the male changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the male and female changing rooms.
  • 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).
  • Other facilities available are an emergency alarm and a drop down rail.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible shower also serves as an accessible changing facility.

Accessible Toilet (Changing Rooms)

  • 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 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located outside the male and female changing room entrances.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 141cm x 215cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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.
    • 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 47cm (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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 123cm (4ft) 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 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Rooms)

Accessible Toilet (Refreshments Area)

  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the refreshments area to the right as you enter the venue.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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.
    • 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 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 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Refreshments Area)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.