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Sports Centre

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 2 sports halls, a dance studio, therapy room, fitness suite and squash courts.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 5)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located next to the Sports Centre, off Sport Centre Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Sports Centre and the ACCA 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.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 550cm (8ft 2in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the centre of the car park.
    • There is not 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 not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Sportcentre Road.
    • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is available to everyone including visitors.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is located 100m from the main entrance.
    • For further details on parking on campus please see the University website parking page.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 183cm (6ft 0in) wide.

Level Change (Main 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located opposite reception.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Ground Floor Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 101cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 4in).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG-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

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are UG-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from ground floor lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 86cm x 125cm (2ft 10in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 10m (32ft 10in) from the lift.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just inside the fitness suite entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Other Floors (Squash Courts)

  • 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 do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the squash courts.
  • Comments View
    • This is the only way to access the squash courts, located on the far side of the ground floor.

Standard Changing Room (Upper Ground Floor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located just outside Sports Hall 1.
  • The standard changing room is 17m (19yd) from the ground floor lift.
  • The standard changing room is 19m (21yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the Sports Hall 1.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Upper Ground Floor)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Shower (Upper Ground Floor)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the standard shower area.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

Accessible Toilet (Upper Ground Floor)

  • 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 15m (16yd) from the ground floor lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located just inside the changing rooms.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an adapted toilet in the female changing room.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper Ground Floor)

Standard Changing Room (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located along the corridor next to reception.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the Sports Hall 2.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are male and female changing rooms in both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the building. .

Standard Shower (Lower Ground Floor)

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

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor)

  • 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 Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor next to reception, near the standard changing rooms.
    • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 200cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the lower ground floor adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • These toilets contain a larger cubicle with a door opening outwards.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor)

Emergency Egress

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.