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Qmotion Health and Fitness Centre Sports Hall

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The building connects directly into Drapers Bar & Kitchen on the ground floor.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The Mile End campus is located just off the Mile End Road / A11. This road links the City of London with the A12. The A12 then links to the North Circular Road (and the A11 off that) and the M25.
    • There are Blue Badge bays located throughout the campus, which can be used by anyone with a valid Blue Badge. Car parking is available on campus for staff permit holders. Temporary permits are available for visitors and contractors by prior arrangement.
  • By Bus
    • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station) and 339 (Shadwell Station to Leytonstone Station).
  • By Train
    • The nearest railway stations are Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground
    • The campus is located between Mile End (on the Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines) and Stepney Green (on the Hammersmith and City and District lines) underground stations.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Maths Square Car Park)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located off Grantley Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Mathematical Sciences.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 580cm (12ft 2in x 19ft).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Maths Square.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Maths Square.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the Mathematical Sciences.
  • Comments
    • The standard parking located here is for contractors only.
    • Students in university accommodation are not allowed to keep vehicles on campus.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located of Maths Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Entrance (Drapers Bar & Kitchen)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left on entrance to Drapers Bar & Kitchen.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There are two turnstiles with widths of 51cm to access the gym area and one gate with a width of 94cm.
    • These can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception area, changing room and fitness suite.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-UG-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the gallery and the male and female changing rooms on the upper ground floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly beyond the barriers.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 150cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the G-1 floor lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive some 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
    • There is a separate female gym on the third floor.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a ramp to access the lift on the ground floor.

Level Change (Gym)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the Gym.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The level change accesses the performance studio and treatment rooms 1 and 2.

Lift (Gym)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance to the gym.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the gym entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a ramp to access the lift on the lower level.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the basement floor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the basement lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments
    • There is another male changing room on the upper ground floor.
    • There are female changing rooms on the upper ground and second floors.
    • There is no step free access to the upper ground floor.

Accessible Toilet. (Male Accessible Changing Room)

  • 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.
  • This accessible toilet is 12m (13yd 4in) from the basement lift.
  • This accessible toilet is located in the male changing rooms.
  • There is a similar accessible toilet with shower in the male changing rooms on the first floor. The dimensions of the toilet are 240cm X 240cm. The transfer space of the this toilet is to the left. There is good colour contrast between the grab rails and the drop down rails and the wall and there is a mirror at an angle for ease of access. There is no step free access to this toilet.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is by lift.
  • This is not a unisex toilet.
  • This is a male toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 248cm x 204cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 8in).
  • 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 172cm (5ft 8in).
  • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord 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 a coat hook.
  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
  • 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 bright.
  • Comments
    • The room is designated as an accessible changing room however it has no changing benches.
    • The room has an accessible shower.

Accessible Shower (Male Accessible Changing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; a drop down rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.