Centre for Exercise, Sport and Health

University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TP

0117 928 8810

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services include:
    Ground floor - Reception and cafe, accessible male and female toilets, weights room, administrative offices, sports medicine clinic, studio.
    First floor - Accessible bathroom, female toilets and changing room and Pulse Fitness Suite.
    Second floor – Male toilets and changing room and sports hall.
    Third floor - Jogging track/sports hall viewing balcony.

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • During Vacations, the Gym is open 08:30 - 19:30 on Sundays.

  • Last entry to the gym is 30 minutes before closing.

  • Monday 07:30 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 22:00.

  • Friday 07:30 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 08:45 - 20:00.

  • Sunday 08:45 - 22:10.

  • During Vacations the Sports Hall closes at 19.30 on Sundays.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located in Tyndall Avenue.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The nearest public car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.

  • Blue Badge parking is not free in this car park.

  • 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(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • The automatic door is not available during inclement weather.

  • There also are manual, double, heavy doors, which open towards you located at this entrance. They can be used when the automatic door is out of use.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the paved area in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Photograph 2 shows the sports hall located on the second floor.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 counter.

  • All tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • The type of food served here is snacks and hot beverages.

  • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.

  • The fitness suite is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is not level access to the fitness suite.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.

  • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

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

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading into the core area exercise room.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a shallow step for access onto the central matted area as shown in photograph 3.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • These details are for the stairs located to the left as you enter. There are several similar sets of stairs throughout the building.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.

  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the second floor.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the sports hall.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • There are female changing rooms on the first floor directly below this, 9 metres from the pulse gym.

  • Standard shower facilities are located in both the male and female changing rooms.

  • The shower areas are accessed via a shallow step.

  • Shower heads are not height adjustable.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor, straight ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to this 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 160cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 3in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

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

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 111cm (3ft 8in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The door opens by sliding (Bi-Fold).

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 245cm (7ft 1in x 8ft).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet cubicle on the first floor.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 56cm (1ft 10in).

  • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the second floor.

  • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, along the corridor straight ahead as you enter.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the main entrance.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

  • 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.