Falmer Sports Centre

Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9PH

01273 600900

enquires@brighton.ac.uk

www.brighton.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Falmer Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

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

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 700cm (13ft 1in x 22ft 12in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd) 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 have tactile paving.

  • 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 doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) 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 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the first floor corridor.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you pass reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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

  • 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 7m (22ft 12in) from the lift.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • Level access is by lift.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Training provided is disability awareness.

  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes Sci Fit Arm Cycle Machine.

  • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.

  • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located on the main corridor.

  • The standard changing room is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 26m (28yd) from the reception desk.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • There is an identical female changing room available on the main corridor.

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  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.

  • The showers are located within the male changing rooms.

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

  • There are identical standard showers available within the female changing rooms.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located within the adapted toilet.

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

  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).

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

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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 45m (49yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the main corridor.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 238cm x 244cm (7ft 10in x 8ft 0in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 172cm (5ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are not 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 (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 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 internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external 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 medium.

  • There is an identical adapted toilet available on the first floor.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

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

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the main corridor.

  • The female toilets are 50m (55yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the main corridor.

  • The male toilets are 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • 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.