Skip to main content

Surrey Sports Park

University of Surrey, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • State-of-the-art training venue/sports complex including a 50m, 8 lane, Olympic standard swimming pool, 1,000-seat arena space, 120 station gym and strength & conditioning area, outdoor sports space and pitches, 3 artificial pitches including 3G turf, Climbing wall, 6 squash courts, 2 large exercise studio rooms.
  • Related link For information regarding Mobile Connect and Assisted Listening.
  • Http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mobileconnect

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Manor Park is a few minutes from the main campus of Stag Hill. From the main campus you go out the main University entrance and continue ahead as you pass under the A3 and go straight over the next two roundabouts, you will then reach Gill Avenue which also leads to the Hospital and Research Park. Keep following Gill Avenue until you reach a roundabout where you turn left into Manor Park.
      You can use GU2 7YW on a satnav and it will bring you to the main reception on Manor Park.
    • Parking is restricted to Blue Badge holders and staff throughout most of the campus.
      There is a car park at the Surrey Sports Centre on Richard Meyjes Road, however this is a fairly long walk from the centre of the campus and does have limited spaces.
  • By Bus
    • There is a regular bus service to and from the Manor Park campus to both Stag Hill campus and Hazel Farm campus. There are regular buses to Guildford Station and to Guildford Town Centre.
      The buses go from Rosalind Franklin Close and Gill Avenue just outside the main campus entrance.
      Buses 26, 36, 37 and 38 go from Rosalind Franklin Close.
      Buses 5, 27, 36 and 37 go from Gill Avenue.
  • By Train
    • Guildford Station is just a few minutes away from the campus and is on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line with a train every 30 minutes to London and Portsmouth. There are also trains every 60mins to Gatwick Airport and Reading.
  • Useful Links

Useful Information

Building Parking (Surrey Sports Park)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 11 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Comments
    • The car park is open to members of the public wishing to visit the Surrey Sports Park.
    • Visitors using the facilities are able to park for up to 3 hours free of charge.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

Reception

  • Reception is located just beyond the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments
    • Sound enhancement system are also available in the studio rooms.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in some of the corridors.

Squash Courts, Sport Halls, Studios and Outside Facilities

  • There are 6 squash courts, a large sports hall that can be divided into two, 2 studio rooms and outside facilities such as 3 artificial pitches, tennis courts, netball courts and rugby pitches.

Eating and Drinking (The Bench Sports Bar)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 76cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held 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 presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 4 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located just beyond reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments
    • There are two sets of stairs at either side of the building which take you to the first floor. There are 15+ steps that are medium height and clearly marked with handrails on both sides.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show these stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 230cm (3ft 4in x 7ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Lift (Squash Courts Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left hand as you face the squash courts.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 151cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • Comments
    • The accessible changing room could not be accessed at the time of the survey.

Standard Changing Room (Non Members Changing Room)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor on the ground floor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Near)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 10cm (4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 250cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 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 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a baby change table in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Far)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 47m (51yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 220cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 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 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 230cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 75cm (2ft 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a baby change table in the accessible toilet. The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.