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OXSRAD Sports and Leisure Centre

Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

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Introduction

  • OxsRad is an inclusive centre that integrates people with disabilities through sport and recreation.
  • The facilities within he building include;
  • an Activities Hall, Coffee Shop and Fully Licensed Bar, Fitness Room - Including MOTOmed and SCIFIT equipment, Onsite Physiotherapy, Personal Trainers, Spa Bath, Sports Hall, Studio, Sensory Room and Treatment Room
  • Activities within the building include;
  • Archery, Aerial Skills, Boccia, Dance, Disabled Karate, Gym and Core Sessions, Holiday Club, Rebound Therapy, Spinning Classes, Table Tennis, Under 5s Activities, Yoga and Pilates and Youth Club.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off Marsh Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 465cm x 420cm (15ft 3in x 13ft 9in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Paying View
    • There are no parking charges for the car park.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 70cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 73cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in reception and the seating area.

Eating and Drinking (Bar and Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The café/bar is located ahead as you enter.
  • There is step-free access to the café/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the café/bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Sensory Room

  • The Sensory Room is located to the left after you enter.
  • There is step free access to the room.
  • The door into the sensory room opens away from you (push), the door is single and has an opening width 92cm.
  • The surface of the flooring in the sensory room is carpet.
  • There are sensory lights and activities available.
  • There is soft seating, flooring and bean bags available.

Treatment Room

  • The Treatment Room is located to the right after you enter.
  • There is step free access to the treatment room.
  • The door into the treatment room opens away from you (push), the door is single and has an opening width of 90cm.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.
  • The changing bed in the Spa Bath Room can be moved into the treatment room if required.
  • The hoists in the second photograph can be used in other rooms including the Sensory Room and the Sports Hall for activities like trampolining.

Sports Hall

  • The Sports Hall is located to the left after you enter opposite reception.
  • There is step free access to the Sports Hall.
  • The door into the sports hall open away from you (push), the doors are double and have an opening width of 180cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the Sports hall.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.
  • The Sports Hall can be used for a number of different activities and events.

Studio

  • The Studio is located to the left after you enter, opposite the Sports Hall.
  • There is step free access to the studio.
  • The door into the studio opens towards you (pull), the door is single and has an opening width of 90cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the Studio.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.

Spa Bath

  • The Spa Bath is located to the left after you enter, opposite reception and to the left of the Sports Hall.
  • There is step free access to the Spa Bath.
  • The door into the Spa Bath opens away from you (push), the door is single and has an opening width of 90cm.
  • The surface of the flooring is vinyl.
  • The Spa Bath can be accessed via either the ceiling tracking hoist or via two portable steps. The steps are 14cm high.
  • The ceiling tracking hoist covers the bed and the Spa Bath.
  • There is a free standing height adjustable changing bed.
  • The changing bed is 180cm long.
  • There is step free shower available.
  • There is a shower chair available.
  • There are no grab rails next to the shower.
  • The shower head is adjustable.
  • The shower controls are twist operated.
  • There is a sink available.
  • The height of the sink is 73cm.
  • The sink has lever taps.
  • The taps are not mixer.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm.
  • The height of the coat hooks is 145cm.

Fitness Room

  • The Fitness Room is located to the left after you enter, at the rear of the corridor.
  • There is step free access to the Fitness Room.
  • The door into the Fitness Room opens away from you (push), the door is single and has an opening width of 90cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the Fitness Room.
  • The surface of the flooring is carpet.
  • There is a number of equipment which have been adapted for wheelchair users these include -
  • MOTOMed Bike (This is an assisted hand and leg bike)
  • SCIFIT Bike (This is an unassisted hand and leg bike)
  • Seated Row Machine
  • Chest PRess
  • Pec Deck
  • OMNI Machine (A multi body station)
  • Free Weights.

Spinning Room

  • The Spinning Room is located within the Fitness Room at the rear.
  • There is step free access to the Spinning Room.
  • The door into the spinning room opens away from you (push), the door is single and has an opening width of 80cm.
  • The surface of the flooring vinyl.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Corridor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after you enter, at the rear of the corridor, next to the Fitness Room.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 200cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Changing Area (Male Changing Area)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located to the left after you enter, at the rear of the corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is vinyl.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the shower facilities.
    • There is a short steep ramp into the showers.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The height of the shower head(s) is/are 190cm.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are push.
    • There is no seat for the shower(s).
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.

Changing Area (Female Changing Area)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located to the left after you enter, next to the studio.
    • There is step-free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers, standard toilets and baby change facilities.
    • This is a female changing area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is vinyl.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the shower facilities.
    • There is a short steep ramp into the showers.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The height of the shower head(s) is/are 190cm.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are twist/turn.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available.
    • Baby changing facilities are located in the changing area.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm.