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Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre

Newbold Terrace East, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4EW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include main swimming pool, leisure pool with flume, sports hall, fitness suite, multi-use fitness studios, clip and climb ,a café and a room for hire.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in June 2021.
  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 108cm and 140cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are additional wall mounted hand sanitisers throughout the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is a one-way system throughout each area of the venue.
  • The café is closed until further notice.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • All of the accessible toilets and accessible changing rooms are in use.
  • All of the standard toilets are in use.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leamington Spa.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 500cm (7ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 67m (73yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 80m (87yd 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.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right of the Blue Badge bays and on Newbold Terrace East.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 6 shows the drop-off point to the right in the car park.
    • Photograph 7 shows the drop-off point on Newbold Terrace East.
    • This drop-off is directly in front of the steps detailed in the next section.

Level Change (Pedestrian Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on Newbold Terrace East.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • These steps can be avoided by using the pathway to the right of the steps, as shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • This pathway allows level access to the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm.
    • 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 width.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in the car park to the right of the Blue Badge bays.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the car park to the right of the Blue Badge bays.
    • There is/are 12 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are 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 second lower handrail.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 10 shows the set of 5 similar steps to the left of the car park.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 10/06/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile to the right of reception, as seen in photograph 4.
    • The height of the card scan is 75cm.
    • There is a similar turnstile to the left of reception with a gate for people with mobility issues or with pushchairs, as seen in photograph 5.
    • The gate is single, opens away from you automatically and is 103cm wide.
    • This gate is operated by reception.

Reception (Membership Desks)

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The main reception hearing loop can be used at these desks.
    • This area is beyond the main reception.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in some fitness studios depending on sessions taking place.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the central concourse.
    • Photograph 4 shows the spinning room on the lower ground floor.
    • Photograph 5 shows one of the fitness studios on the lower ground floor.
    • Photograph 6 shows the sports hall on the ground floor.
    • Photograph 7 shows the meeting / party room available for hire on the ground floor.

Eating and Drinking (Ground Floor - Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located in the main concourse, to the left of the main reception.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

Ground Floor - Clip and Climb

  • This area is located off the central concourse, to the left.
  • Anyone using this facility must have a briefing in the Clip and Climb briefing room off the viewing corridor at the rear of the central concourse.
  • The gate to this area is single, light, opens towards you and is 105cm wide.
  • There is a shallow ramp beyond the gate as seen in photograph 8.
  • There are various climbing frames to suit all capabilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Ground Floor - Dry Changing - Left Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the corridor to the right off the main concourse.
  • The facility is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 255cm x 298cm (8ft 4in x 9ft 9in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 186cm (6ft 1in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (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 73cm (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 not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two dropdown rails in the shower area.
    • There are lockers outside this room within reach for wheelchair users.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Dry Changing - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 64m (69yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor to the right off the main concourse.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 177cm x 224cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Changing Room (Ground Floor - Dry Changing - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 54m (59yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the fitness studio.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the corridor to the right off the main concourse.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilets in the changing rooms, as seen in photographs 7 and 8.

Standard Changing Room (Ground Floor - Dry Changing - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 54m (59yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the fitness studios.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the corridor to the right off the main concourse.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilets in the changing room, as seen in photographs 7, 8 and 9.
    • There is a lowered urinal with hand mounted wall rails an as seen in photograph 8.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Viewing Corridor - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the viewing corridor at the rear of the central concourse.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 203cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 8in).
    • There is not 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 168cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Viewing Corridor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • 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 viewing corridor to the rear of the central concourse.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an ambulant toilet with horizontal wall mounted handrails on the left in the female and male toilets, as seen in photographs 2 and 5.
    • There is a lowered urinal with wall mounted handrails in the standard male toilet, as seen in photograph 6.

Other Floors (Unisex Changing Village)

  • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located to the left off the central concourse.

Lift (Unisex Changing Village)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left off the central concourse.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

Accessible Changing Room (Lower Ground Floor - Changing Village - Right Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the unisex changing village.
  • The facility is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the unisex changing village lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 255cm x 262cm (8ft 4in x 8ft 7in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (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 emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropdown rail to the right in the shower area.
    • The height of the free standing baby change table is 72cm.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor - Unisex Changing Village - Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the unisex changing village lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the unisex changing village.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 230cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The baby changing table is free standing.

Standard Changing Room (Lower Ground Floor - Unisex Changing Village)

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the unisex changing village lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the swimming pool areas.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are individual cubicles and parent and baby cubicles with baby change available.
    • The height of the free standing baby change table is 72cm.
    • The height of the flip down baby change is 93cm.
    • Photographs 8 and 9 show the unisex open showers and the individual shower cubicles.
    • There are four group changing rooms, of which two are female and two are male, as seen in photographs 10 and 11.
    • These group changing rooms can be used by larger family groups when not in use by school groups.

Swimming Pool (Lower Ground Floor - Main Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is 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 6 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Swimming Pool (Lower Ground Floor - Leisure Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small baby pool with 3 steps and handrails on both sides, as seen in photographs 5 and 6.
    • Photograph 7 shows the exit from the flume into the pool.
    • Photograph 8 shows the sauna to the right of the leisure pool.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor - Leisure Pool - Flume)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the leisure pool.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the top of the slope leading to the plume entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate leading to the flume entrance.
    • The gate is out of use until further notice.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor - Pool Side - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 119m (130yd 5in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the ramp from the changing areas.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 211cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 79cm (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 alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar facility at the entrance to the swimming pool area, to the left as you exit the changing rooms.

Other Floors (Fitness Suite)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located to the right off the central concourse.

Lift (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main concourse to the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 111cm x 141cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Fitness Suite (First Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level two.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equality Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, upper body multi-station and small equipment package.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing assistance system.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile and gate to enter the fitness suite.
    • The turnstile is 50cm wide.
    • The gate is single, opens away from you and is 101cm wide.
    • The gate is operated by a member of staff.
    • The portable hearing loop from the main reception can be used in the fitness suite if required.

Accessible Changing Room (Fitness Suite First Floor - Left Transfer)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the left as you enter after you enter the fitness suite.
  • The facility is 12m (13yd 4in) from the fitness suite lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 235cm x 277cm (7ft 9in x 9ft 1in).
  • The toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 49cm (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 emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.