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Lewisham Indoor Bowls Centre

Kangley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham, London, SE26 5AQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include indoor bowling rinks and a cafe/bar.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include outdoor bowling green.
  • Comments View
    • The outdoor bowling green is located at the rear of the building.
    • It belongs to Britannic House Bowls Club.
    • It is available for members only.
    • The club also holds private indoor bowling sessions outside of the public opening times.
    • The venue hosts a range of indoor bowling sessions including groups for people with disabilities and visual impairment.
    • Please contact the venue for details.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 21:30.
  • Friday 10:00 - 21:30.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:30.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Lower Sydenham.
  • The nearest underground station is Clapham South.
  • The nearest DLR station is Beckenham Road Tramlink.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is approximately 60m from Platform 1 (London bound) of Lower Sydenham Station.
    • Access to platform 2 is by bridge and steps only.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • 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 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 electric vehicle charging points in the car park.
    • There is a level footpath directly from the car park to the outdoor bowling green, to the left of the building.

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 door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first doors have a push button to exit.
    • The button is in reach of a wheelchair user.
    • The second doors are to the left, after reception.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • 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 (Access From Rear Garden)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Access From Rear Garden)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Access to Outdoor Bowling Green)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the bowling green.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp and steps lead to the level path around the outdoor bowling green.
    • From this path there is a very deep step down and across the gulley around the edge of the bowling green.
    • This is overcome by a portable ramp which is brought out of the main building.
    • The ramp is 100cm wide.
    • It does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a low level desk for signing in after the main reception.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slightly raised threshold at the access points from the surrounding walkways onto the bowling rinks.
    • There are seats without armrests around the bowling area.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe serves hot and cold drinks and, at certain times, alcoholic drinks.
    • The seating area has windows to view both the indoor and outdoor bowls.

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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located beyond the bowling rinks, next to the entrance to the cafe/bar.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 210cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left and right immediately after reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are lockers at all heights near to the changing rooms and on the walkway around the rink.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 normally on duty.