Hillbrow Sports Centre

Hillbrow Campus, University of Brighton, 1 Denton Road, Eastbourne BN20 7SR

01273 600900

enquiries@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 the Hillbrow Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Eastbourne.

  • 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.

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

  • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 350cm (16ft 5in x 11ft 6in).

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

  • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is block 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 level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • The automatic doors are push pad operated and open towards you.

  • There are also double, heavy, manual doors, 170cm wide, located next to the automatic doors.

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  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the seating area by reception.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • Photograph 1 shows the seating area located next to the reception desk.

  • Photograph 2 shows the main sports hall.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the sprung floor.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • 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 to the left of the reception desk, past the stairs.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 149cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 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 bright.

  • The door leading to the lift on the ground floor is push pad operated.

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  • The fitness suite is located on the 1st floor.

  • The fitness suite is 29m (32yd) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • Level access is by lift.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes free weights.

  • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is not level access to all of the equipment.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located along the corridor next to the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 18m (20yd) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd) from the Sports Hall.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located within the standard changing rooms.

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

  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).

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

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  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.

  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.

  • 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.

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to the outdoor pitches, between the male and female changing rooms.

  • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 192cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 4in).

  • 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 149cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can 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 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.

  • Baby Change Facilities

  • 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 and male toilets are located within the standard changing rooms.

  • The female and male toilets are 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing rooms are located at the far end of the standard changing rooms.

  • The accessible changing room is 53m (58yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible changing room is 22m (24yd) from the Swimming Pool.

  • The accessible changing room is 52m (57yd) from the reception desk.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 183cm x 282cm (6ft 0in x 9ft 3in).

  • Other facilities available are an adapted toilet.

  • There is level access to the changing room.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located within the adapted changing room.

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

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

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

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located at the far end of the pool from the entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • The standard changing room is 27m (30yd) from the Swimming Pool.

  • 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 leading from the changing rooms to the Pool.

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

  • There are also separate male and female shower rooms located nearer the standard changing rooms.

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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 53m (58yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located within the adapted changing room.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 183cm x 282cm (6ft 0in x 9ft 3in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).

  • 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 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 140cm (4ft 7in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can 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 are also adapted toilets available in the separate male and female shower rooms.

  • The female toilet has the transfer space on the right.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located within the standard changing rooms.

  • The female and male toilets are 46m (50yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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 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.

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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.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • The photographs show the access to the artificial pitches from the Centre via double, heavy doors, 152cm wide, and a single gate, 115cm wide.

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  • The photograph shows the access to Sprinters Restaurant from the centre via a single, heavy door, 75cm wide which opens towards you.

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