Loughside Recreation Centre

Shore Road, Belfast BT15 3PZ

02895 211 000

loughside@gll.org

www.better.org.uk/leisure/loughside-recreation-centre

Guide Last Updated: 14/10/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a main sports hall, changing rooms, fitness suite, sauna and a social room.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include football pitches.

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Yorkgate.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located in front of the building.

  • 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 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 600cm (14ft 9in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does 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.

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  • 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 automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • 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 medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the corridor to the right of the reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 111cm x 152cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 12in).

  • 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 does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are not within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.

  • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the first floor lift.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • Level access is by lift.

  • 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 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.

  • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

  • There is a fitness room available on the ground floor, to the right of reception.

  • There is door which is single, opens away from you, is heavy and 97cm wide.

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  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing room is located in the corridor to the right of reception.

  • The facility is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main enterance.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The width of the door is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 322cm x 438cm (10ft 7in x 14ft 4in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 322cm (10ft 7in).

  • 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 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 a locker within the accessible changing room.

  • The facility changing bench height is fixed.

  • 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).

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the the main hall.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the corridor either side of reception area.

  • 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.

  • The female standard changing room is located in the corridor to the left hand side of the reception.

  • The male standard changing room is located in the corridor to the right hand side of the reception.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor to the left of the reception.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor left of the reception.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible changing room.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.