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Sports Hall and Studios

Emerald Avenue, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 5EE

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.

Shared Section (Getting Here)

Parking, Main Entrance and Reception

Sports Hall

  • The sports hall is located on the ground floor, to the right after the reception, at the rear of the corridor.
  • There are double width doors to access the sports hall.
  • There is step free access throughout the sports hall.
  • The surface of the flooring is wooden.
  • There is surface of the floor is shiny which could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • The layout of the sports hall varies depending on the sport or event taking place.

Studios

  • The are 4 studio located on the ground and first floors.
  • There is step free access to the studios.
  • Studio 1 is located on the ground floor and studios 2, 3 and 4 are located on the first floor.
  • The doors into the studios vary between single width with a locked leaf or a double width door.
  • The layout of the studios vary depending on the activity taking place.
  • Studio 1 on the ground floor is used as the leisure centre crèche.

Ground Floor Changing Rooms

  • The ground floor changing rooms are located along the corridor.
  • There is step free access to the changing rooms.
  • The football changing rooms are accessed by two sets of single width doors.
  • Both sets of doors open away from you (push) and the width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the changing rooms.
  • There are changing benches available.
  • The surface of the flooring is non-slip tiles.
  • There is an accessible changing room located in the standard changing room.
  • There is step free access to the standard shower cubicles.

Accessible Changing Room (Ground Floor Changing Rooms)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the ground floor changing room.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • There is a facility with similar specifications in the female changing room.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Sports Hall.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 240cm x 250cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a chair/stool, handrails, a drop down rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • There is a mirror in the accessible changing room.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level (60cm from the floor) or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Changing Rooms)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the ground floor changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Sports Hall.
    • There is step free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat and a horizontal rail on the left.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located along the main corridor.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground Floor and First Floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the main corridor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Ground Floor and First Floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 200cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Designated Seating Area(s) (Spectator Viewing - Sports Hall)

  • There is step free access to the designated seating area, via lift.
  • The designated seating area(s) is/are not clearly marked/signed.
  • The view from the seating area is good.
  • There is/are 2 designated space(s) for wheelchair users in the seating area.
  • Companions sit next to the patron.
  • There is sufficient space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • There is an accessible toilet close to the seating area.

Exclusive Changing Rooms

  • The exclusive changing rooms are located on the first floor.
  • There is step free access to the changing rooms via lift.
  • The exclusive changing rooms are accessed by two sets of single width doors.
  • Both sets of doors open away from you and have a width of 85cm.
  • The second set of doors have a security key fob.
  • The height of the security hob is 98cm.
  • There is step free access throughout the changing rooms.
  • There are changing benches available.
  • There are low level lockers available.
  • The surface of the flooring is non-slip tiles.
  • There is an accessible changing room available to the right after you enter.
  • There is step free access to the standard shower cubicles.
  • At the rear of the changing rooms there is a spa area.
  • The spa area contains a Sauna and Steam Room.
  • There is step free access to both facilities.
  • The doors into both the Sauna and Steam Room open towards you (pull), are single width and have an opening door width of 85cm.

Accessible Changing Room (Exclusive Changing Rooms)

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the exclusive changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • There is a facility with similar specifications in the female changing room.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 245cm x 240cm (8ft x 7ft 10in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a chair/stool, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is a mirror in the accessible changing room.
  • The mirror is placed at a lower level (60cm from the floor) or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Exclusive Changing Rooms)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • There is step-free access to the female toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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