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UCLan Sports Arena

Tom Benson Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 1SG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include main reception, changing rooms, fitness suite and the meeting room/activity zone.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include grass and artificial pitches, tennis courts, athletics track, cycle track, a training hall, a strength and conditioning room and further changing areas.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Preston.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 580cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 0in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 43m (47yd) 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.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are also car parks located by the east and west changing rooms, and the athletics track.

Outside Access (Central Reception Building Entrance)

  • There is a moderate slope in front of the entrance.
  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • The details here are for the entrance on the right hand side as you face the building, nearest the designated bays.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the Central Reception Building 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Central Reception Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the meeting room/activity zone, located on the first floor.

Level Change (Central Reception Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the corridor to the left as you enter.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors (Central Reception Building)

  • 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.

Lift (Central Reception Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from Central Reception Building entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 147cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • 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 medium.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 13m (14yd) 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 towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room (Central Reception Building - Room 8)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located just inside the corridor to the left as you enter.
  • The accessible changing room is 11m (12yd) from the Central Reception Building entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 15m (16yd) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 266cm x 320cm (8ft 9in x 10ft 6in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an adapted toilet.
  • There is level access to the changing room.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an adapted changing room in Room 16, to the right as you enter, 22 metres from the entrance.
    • A number code is required to access the adapted changing rooms, available from reception.
    • There are also adapted changing rooms available in the east and west changing areas.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Central Reception Building)

  • 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 11m (12yd) from the Central Reception Building entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the adapted changing rooms.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 266cm x 320cm (8ft 9in x 10ft 6in).
    • 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 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the toilet in Changing Room 8, to the left as you enter.
    • There is also an adapted toilet in Changing Room 16, to the right as you enter.
    • This has the transfer space on the right (shown in photograph 2).
    • There are also adapted toilets in the east and west changing areas.

Standard Changing Room (Central Reception Building - Room 10)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located opposite reception.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the Central Reception Building entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are also adapted changing rooms available in the East and West changing areas.

Standard Shower

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

Standard Toilet(s) (Central Reception Building)

Level Change (Sports Ground)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • There are ramps and slopes of varying degrees of gradient leading from the Central Reception Building to the other buildings and facilities.

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 not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.