Bracknell Leisure Centre

Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 9SE

01344 454 203

blc.enquiries@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be

Guide Last Updated: 04/07/2014

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include 3 swimming pools, 4 squash courts, the main sports hall , BodyWorks Fitness Room, BodyBeats Exercise Studio, Cycle Studio, a creche, Forest Spa, Forest Suite, 3M Hall and Time Out Cafe and Bar.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include athletics track and field and synthetic pitch.

  • There are 4 other business who operate within the building, namely Bob's Hairdressing, Bodyzone Gym, Jemma's Health & Beauty and the Whoosh Play & Party Centre.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Bracknell.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Bracknell.

  • 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 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Bank Holiday opeing hours are 10:00-16:00..

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is 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 are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 470cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 7m (22ft 12in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd) 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 / 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) 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.

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  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in some parts of the venue.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • The hearing system is in the Forest Spa facility.

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are two ramps located in the building.

  • One is on the right as you enter the building leading to the Forest Spa and the lift to the first floor where the swimming pools are situated.

  • The other ramp is located in the rear corridor leading to the fitness suite.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the BodyBeats Exercise Studio and Cycle Studio, a hospitality suite, a squash viewing balcony and some meeting rooms.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.

  • The lift is 45m (49yd) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 125cm (4ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • There is a platform lift in the Forest Spa which enables you to access the first floor where the swimming pool is.

  • The main lift can be used to access the first floor too and has bigger dimensions than the platform lift.

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  • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the venue.

  • The fitness suite is 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.

  • There is not level access to the fitness suite.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 142cm (4ft) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes Scifit Pro2 Total Body and Kinesis Multi Body Station.

  • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all the equipment on the ground floor.

  • There is a mezzanine level with more equipment on it accessed via stairs only.

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  • 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 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.

  • The swimming pool is on the first floor.

  • There are 3 swimming pools: Learner Pool, Training Pool and Competition Pool.

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  • The lift is located next to the forest spa.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 140cm (2ft x 4ft).

  • There are 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 lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift gives access to the spa from the standard changing rooms.

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  • The Forest Spa is located on the lower ground floor of the Leisure centre.

  • There is a Sauna, Steam Room,Sanarium, Hot Tub, Foot Spa and Whirlpool Spa.

  • There is a moderate slope leading down the the facilities.

  • There are 7 deep steps with hand rails on both sides leading up to the Hot Tub.

  • There are 4 deep steps with hand rails on both sides leading up to the Hot Tub.

  • There are 4 deep steps with hand rails on both sides leading up to the Whirlpool. There is a ceiling tracking hoist for the Whirlpool, the hoist can be used to overcome the steps.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft).

  • 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 snacks.

  • There four medium steps with handrails on both sides that lead from the main seating area to the service counter.

  • There is a single width 130cm automatic door along the corridor at the side of the Cafe that overcomes the steps and gives access to the service counter and additional seating area. The entrance is located at the bottom of a moderate slope.

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  • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.

  • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.

  • Accessible toilets are not available.

  • There is not an audio description service.

  • The best area for mobility impaired walkers to sit is in front of the front row seating. Companions cannot sit next to you in this area. The view from this area is unobstructed. The nearest adapted toilet is in the main building off the leisure centre next to Time Out Cafe.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter next to Time Out Cafe.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a (no lock).

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 10in).

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

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 26m (28yd) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the swimming pool changing area.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 180cm (5ft 9in x 5ft 11in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • 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 not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • 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 good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing rooms are located in the swimming pool changing area.

  • The accessible changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible changing room is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the swimming pool.

  • The vending machine controls {Radio} within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 140cm x 320cm (4ft x 10ft).

  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a changing table and a ceiling tracking hoist.

  • There is level access to the changing room.

  • There is level access to the changing room once you exit the lift.

  • There is also another slightly accessible changing room with handrails available, this doesn't have a hoist.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Forest Spa Lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located next to the Whirlpool.

  • There is not level access to the accessible 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 85cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 198cm (4ft x 6ft).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • 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 45cm (17in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft) high.

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is 72cm (2ft) high.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the wet side changing area.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 52cm (20in).

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There is a similar accessible shower available in the foot spa.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located ahead as you enter next to the cafe.

  • The female toilets are 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located ahead as you enter next to the cafe.

  • The male toilets are 19m (21yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard toilets in the Forest Spa.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 45m (49yd) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 42m (46yd) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the fitness suite.

  • The standard changing rooms are located at the rear of the venue.

  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

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  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.

  • The showers are located within the fitness suite changing room.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the lift.

  • The standard changing room is 65m (71yd) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 16m (17yd) from the swimming pool.

  • The standard changing rooms are located on the first floor in the swimming changing area.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

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  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.

  • The showers are located in the swimming changing area.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • 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.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.