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Sport Centre

Sports Complex, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Sports Hall, Squash Courts, a Racquet Ball Court, the High Performance Gym, an Aerobic Studio, The Climbing Wall and Gymnastic Centre, the Syndicate Room, Zest Cafe.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 20:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Connolly.
  • 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 not free for all users.
    • The car park is on the far side of the College Park Apartments.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 300cm (13ft 1in x 9ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 124m (136yd) from the Sports Complex Campus Side entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 134m (147yd) from the Sports Complex Campus Side 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 / non stepped access from the car park to 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.
  • Comments View
    • The dimensions are for the nearest designated space.
    • The far space is 400 cm x 450 cm.
    • A members wristband is required to access the car park.
    • There is also parking avaialble under the College Park Apartments, which has a height restriction of 190 cm.
    • There are a further 2 designated bays available here if required. There is a standard lift available to exit this area.
    • There is a Set Down area outside the Sports Complex Front entrance.

Outside Access (Sports Complex Front Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The door is kept locked. Visitors need to use the intercom to get reception to unlock.
    • Then is also an automatic revolving door available to the left of this door as you face it.

Outside Access (Sports Complex Campus Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Larkfield and Hampstead Apartments.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Sports Complex Campus Side 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.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Level Change (Sports Complex Foyer)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located In the foyer of the Sports Complex.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp lead from the Campus Side entrance to the reception and entrances to the Sports Centre and Swimming Pool.
    • There is level access to these from the Sport Complex Front Entrance.

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 28m (31yd) from the Sports Complex Campus Side Entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.

Outside Access (Sports Centre Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Sports Complex consider, next to th recept.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Sports Centre Side Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile 53 cm wide, and a gate 99 cm wide at the top of these stairs, in front of the entrance.
    • The gate can be opened from reception.

Lift (Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the entrance stairs and reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from Sports Complex Campus Side entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 140cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the Sports Hall and Team Changing Rooms from the Sports Centre Side entrance.
    • Photograph 1 shows the Main Sport Hall.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Climbing Wall and Gymnasium Centre.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located n the corridor leading to changing rooms and lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located n the corridor leading to changing rooms and lift.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the steps mention, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.

Standard Changing Room (Male and Female)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the man corridor, beside the ramp.
  • The standard changing room is 38m (42yd) from the Sports Centro side main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 42m (46yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd) from the Sports Hall.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are also team changing rooms available nearer the entrance.
    • These are used by teams using the outdoor football pitches and Sports Hall.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms, and are accessed by a shallow step.

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 38m (42yd) from the Sport Centre Side entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located just inside the standard changing rooms.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 212cm (5ft 7in 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • 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.
  • 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 in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • 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 112cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adepted toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • The lift is located at the rear of the Sports Centre.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 40m (44yd) from Sport Centre Side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 136cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Fitness Suite (High Performance Gym)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the 1st floor.
    • The fitness suite is 71m (78yd) from the Sports Centre Side entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights, the cable machine.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Some weights areas are accessed by a shallow step.
    • This gym is only used by members with a high level of fitness, and some professional teams.

Level Change (Aerobic Studio)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance to the studio.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just inside the entrance to the studio.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes step mentioned.
    • The Aerobic studio is located on the 1st floor.

Level Change (Racquet Ball Court)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance to the court.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Eating and Drinking (Zest)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (32ft 10in) from the Sports Complex Campus Side Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 20:00..
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00..
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00..
    • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00..
    • Friday 08:00 - 20:00..
    • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00..
    • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00..

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • Plastic cutlery is available in the Zest Cafe on request.
    • The photograph shows the Syndicate Room, which is used for some classes, lectures and presentations.
    • Photograph 2 shows the artificial football pitches, located outside the Sports Complex, just past Larkfield and Hampstead Apartments.

Additional Info

  • The photographs shows the link between the 1st floors of the Sport Centre and Swimming Pool sides.
  • This is via a bridge with a moderate ramp, 146 cm wide, and 6 deep steps with handrails both sides. The stairs are overcome by a platform lift 82 x 122 cm wide.