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Fitness4Less

Cathedral Square, Worcester, WR1 2QE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, swimming pool, studios, sauna, steam room, and a ladies only fitness suite.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Worcester Foregate Street.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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 door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • There are turnstiles and a gate to get the main area of the venue located to the left of the reception.
    • The width of the turnstiles is 60cm.
    • The gate opens automatically away from you and is 93cm.
    • Biometric scanners are installed at the turnstiles and gate.
    • The height of the biometric scanners are 82cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Fitness Suite (Main)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located ahead as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is by the company.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes treadmills, bikes, free weights, cross trainers, and rowing machines.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Customers with disabilities are encouraged to inform staff on arrival to the fitness suite.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • The lighting levels are low.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 86cm x 149cm (2ft 10in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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 bright.

Level Change (Level 0 - Main Corridor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on level 0, in the main corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 148cm (4ft 10in).

Swimming Pool (Level 0)

  • 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 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.

Fitness Suite (Level 0)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on level 0.
    • The fitness suite is 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 92cm (3ft) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes treadmills, bikes, free weights, cross trainers, and rowing machines.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a ladies only fitness suite in the same location.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located on level 0, ahead as you exit the lift.
  • The facility is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 385cm x 194cm (12ft 8in x 6ft 4in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • 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 51cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Changing Room (Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 0, in the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Comments View
    • There are female standard changing facilities in the same location.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the female standard changing room.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the male standard changing room.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

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