Olympia Leisure Centre

3 East Whale Lane, Dundee DD1 3JU

01382 432 300

olympia.centre@leisureandculturedundee.com

www.leisureandculturedundee.com/olympia

Guide Last Updated: 07/02/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include swimming pools, fitness suite, activity room, cafe, viewing gallery.

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

  • This venue is situated in Dundee.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Dundee.

  • Monday 10:00 - 20:30.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:30.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:30.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:30.

  • Friday 10:00 - 20:30.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Waves, flumes, rapid river and dive pool are only available from 4.00 pm during Dundee school term time but early access will generally be available during Holiday periods in Dundee, Fife, Angus and Perth & Kinross. Times may vary.

  • Monday 06:00 - 21:30.

  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:30.

  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:30.

  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:30.

  • Friday 06:00 - 21:30.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00.

  • Between 6.00am and 8.00am, access is only available to Leisureactive Members. The pool is closed from 8.00am - 9.00am.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is at the side of the venue.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the car park lift.

  • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the car park lift.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • This multi-story public car park is linked with the leisure centre and is best accessed via Floor 4 by lift into the venue.

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  • The lift is located between the car park and the leisure centre.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance assisted doors.

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

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 210cm (3ft x 6ft).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does 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 have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open by revolving.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft) wide.

  • The revolving doors are automatic.

  • The second set of doors are for the assisted entrance to the right.

  • The second doors are push pad operated.

  • There is a noticable threshold there.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft) wide.

  • These doors are operated automatically using push pads.

  • There is also a revolving, heavy, single 100cm wide door to the right.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the rear entrances leading up.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The reception desk is 16m (17yd 19in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in public areas.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • There are additional stairs at the rear lift which also lead to the second floor.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 22in) from the main entrance.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 130cm (3ft x 4ft).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does 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 have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a similar lift to the rear of the building which also stops at the second floor.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

  • 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 and meals.

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  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 20:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 20:00.

  • Saturday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the first floor.

  • The fitness suite is 38m (41yd 21in) from the rear 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 87cm (2ft) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • 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.

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  • Monday 06:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Between 06:00-08:00 and 20:00-21:00 access is only available to Leisureactive members.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up to the raised area in the fitness suite.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • This is only for a small area of the fitness suite which has similar machines available elsewhere.

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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 not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • There are steps into the swimming pool.

  • There are 3 steps.

  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

  • 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 not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • There are steps into the swimming pool.

  • There are 4 steps.

  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

  • The handrail is on the right, going up.

  • There are platform lifts at either side to access the pool, with wheelchairs available to borrow.

  • There are steps with handrails on the left at the other side of the pool.

  • There are steps leading to the viewing gallery and flume.

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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 not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • There are steps into the swimming pool.

  • There are 3 steps.

  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 26m (28yd 17in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The standard changing room is 14m (15yd 12in) from the swimming pool.

  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of the venue.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 14in) from the rear lift.

  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 18in) from the fitness suite.

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

  • 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 changing room cubicles.

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

  • There is a larger shower area in a cublicle to the rear left, near the accessible toilet.

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  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.

  • The showers are located between the changing area and the pools.

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

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  • The facility is located to the left of the swimming pool changing area.

  • The facility is 38m (41yd 21in) from the main entrance.

  • There is not level access to the facility.

  • You do need a key for the facility.

  • It is not a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from staff/reception.

  • The dimensions of the facility are 240cm x 385cm (7ft x 12ft).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.

  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 60cm (23in).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft).

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is fixed.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are available at the sink.

  • As you face the sink, rails are available on both sides.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is not available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • The facility has a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

  • There is an easy ramp leading into the changing place.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the changing place.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.

  • Other facilities available are a hoist, changing table and accessible toilet.

  • The flip down seat is adjustable.

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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 36m (39yd 14in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the cafe.

  • 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 78cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft x 7ft).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • 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.

  • 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 47cm (18in).

  • 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 105cm (3ft) high.

  • 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 115cm (3ft) 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 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are similar accessible toilets offering transfer space to the left in both the swimming pool and fitness suite changing areas.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located in the first floor accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

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

  • This is by lift.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located through to the left of the cafe.

  • The female and male toilets are 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the rear of the fiitness suite changing area.

  • Unisex toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the rear lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are similar male and female toilets to the left of the swimming pool changing area.

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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.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.