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Sports Centre

Langley Centre, Station Road, Langley, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 8BY

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Sports Centre is located off the ground floor of Block A.
    • It can be accessed internally via Block A by students.
    • It also has an external entrance which is only used during public opening times.
    • Both entrances give access to the reception area.
    • The Sports Centre is run by Absolute Fitness.

Opening Times (Public Opening Hours)

  • Monday 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Friday 17:30 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 18:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Langley.
  • The nearest mainline station is Langley.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 400cm (9ft x 13ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 15in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 32m (34yd 3ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is some additional parking at the side of the building, including 2 Blue Badge bays.

Outside Access (Block A Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is push pad activated.
    • There is also an automatic revolving door immediately to the left of the one described.

Outside Access (Internal Sports Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of Block A.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft) wide.

Outside Access (External Sports Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the External Sports Centre Entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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 medium.
    • 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 opposite the staircase, at the rear.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd 15in) from the reception area.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • 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 does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd 15in) from the 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 172cm (5ft) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • A key code is required for access to the fitness suite.
    • The key pad is 130cm high.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (5yd 18in) from the reception area.
    • The accessible toilet is located just beyond the reception area, to the right.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 260cm (8ft x 8ft).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 160cm (5ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is 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 48cm (18in).
    • 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 3").
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible cubicle opposite this one.
    • The other cubicle has identical specifications except that the transfer space is on the opposite side.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilet cubicles.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (19in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located just beyond the reception area, to the right.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the reception area.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the Sports Hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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 generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.