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Stockwood Park Athletics Centre

Stockwood Park, Farley Hill, Luton, LU1 4BH

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About this venue

Stockwood Park Athletics Centre & Performance Gym is situated in acres of beautiful parkland, making it an ideal location for improving your health and wellbeing. The centre is able to hold athletic competitions under UK Athletics rules and as a Health & Fitness Hub we host a selection of fitness classes.

Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a studio and fitness suite.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include an athletics track.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 14:30.
  • Monday 15:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 15:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 15:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 15:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 14:30.
  • Friday 15:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 13:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Luton.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Luton.

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.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 590cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main 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.
    • 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.

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 automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Reception

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the fitness suite.

Outside Access (Fitness Suite Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear 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 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Fitness Suite Entrance and Track)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the fitness suite entrance and track side.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading from the car park to the fitness suite entrance and track side.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the steps.
  • The lift does bypass the ramp.

Lift (Track and Fitness Suite Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located leading to the athletics track and fitness suite entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 110cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • The lift can be used to access the trackisde and also the Fitness Suite Entrance.
    • The lift was out of use at the time of surveying, please contact the venue for more information.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the lower ground floor.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the fitness suite entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users include free weights and multi body station.

Sports Ground (athletics track)

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located at the rear of the seating.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 80m (87yd 1ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located inside the building to the left of the reception.

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 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the reception.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 260cm (5ft 7in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • 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 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.
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located next to the accessible toilet.
  • The accessible changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the studio.
  • The accessible changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 235cm x 235cm (7ft 9in x 7ft 9in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower.
  • Other facilities available are a flip down seat and 2 drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located next to the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available are dropdown rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the studio.
  • The standard changing rooms are located inside the male and female toilets.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located anywhere around the venue on grass verges.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.