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Talbot Campus, Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a main sports hall, fitness suite, 2 studios, Spin City, High Performance Training Suite and 3 Treatment rooms.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 07:30 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Visitor and Events Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitor and Events Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the Talbot Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Talbot Building.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 610cm (11ft 2in x 20ft).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the campus via unnamed road at the rear of the Campus Gillett Road.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Talbot House.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Talbot House.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park D and E)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of Weymouth House and Dorset House.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Weymouth House, Dorset House.
    • 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 11 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 550cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Talbot Campus.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Kimmeridge House.
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Weymouth House Rear Entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • Sport BU Reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional access point from the SUBU building into the reception area. This access point has no door and is approximately 200cm wide.
    • There are turnstiles and a barrier in the reception foyer.
    • There are 2 turnstiles which are 55cm wide and a barrier which is 102cm wide.
    • The turnstiles and barrier are swipe card operated.
    • The barrier opens both ways.
    • There are additional turnstiles and barrier to access the fitness suite on the first floor.

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 07:15 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 07:15 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 07:15 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 07:15 - 22:30.
  • Friday 07:15 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the upper section of the fitness suite and treatment rooms.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This is shown in photograph 1.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the fitness suite and in studios during some sessions.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are two identical sets of steps that lead to the upper section of the fitness suite.
    • These steps can be overcome by the use of the platform lift.

Studio One

  • Studio One is located on the ground floor.
  • Studio One can be used for dance and fitness classes and also meetings.
  • The studio is accessed by double doors, that open away from you, are light and are 170cm in width.

Spin City

  • Spin City is located on the ground floor at the rear of the reception foyer and next to the lift.
  • Spin City is accessed by a single glass door, which opens away from you, is heavy and is 70cm wide.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the right beyond the security gates.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly beyond the security gates.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 149cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes removable benches and high contrast controls.
    • 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.

Lift (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the fitness suite.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 81cm x 140cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short steep ramp in front of the lift at the lowered section.
    • This lift gives access to the raised area of the fitness suite and treatment rooms 1 and 2.

Treatment Rooms

  • There are 3 treatment rooms located with the building.
  • There are two on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
  • The treatment rooms have height adjustable benches within them.
  • The treatment rooms are accessed by a single door, which opens away from you, is light and is 85cm wide.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor, at the rear of the building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor containing the changing rooms.
    • There is level access to this 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 is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 290cm x 250cm (9ft 6in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 153cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 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 soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet has a wheel in shower.
    • There are fixed and drop down rails and height adjustable shower head.
    • The shower has lever controls.
    • There is a flip down seat which is at a height of 45cm (1ft 5in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the male standard changing rooms.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 35m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.