Sports Park

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QN

01392 661 000

accessability@exeter.ac.uk

www.exeter.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 19/10/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include tennis courts, a cricket centre, fitness suite and a sports hall.

  • Each floor is accessible via alternative entrances.

  • 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 - 20:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.

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

  • This venue is situated in Streatham Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is St Davids.

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

  • 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 located in front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 310cm x 500cm (10ft 2in x 16ft 5in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) 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 tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • 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 not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • This entrance leads to Floor 0 of the venue.

  • The reception is accessible via this entrance and lift access up to the Russell Seal Fitness Centre and Studio and down via platform lifts to the viewing gallery and main hall.

  • Entry into the main hall is stepped internally but level through a fire door entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • Sports Hall Entrance

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).

  • This entrance is a fire exit.

  • Please call the sports park in advance if access to the sports hall is required.

  • Accessible parking is available at the front of the entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • Fast ticket machines are situated immediately inside the main entrance with controls below 120cm. There are entrance barriers which are 50cm wide with an adjacent pass gate 145cm wide.

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  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played within the fitness suite.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located leading into the sports hall.

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

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • These steps are overcome by the sports hall entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the tennis courts.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -3, -2, -1, 0 and 1.

  • 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.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Squash Courts.

  • Floor -3 Squash courts

  • Floor -2 Changing rooms, toilets, sports hall.

  • Floor -1 Seating area and sports hall viewing area

  • Floor 0 Reception, tennis courts and cricket centre

  • Floor 1 Russell Seal Fitness Centre and Studio 1.

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  • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the corridor.

  • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Training provided is Disability Awareness Training.

  • 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.

  • The fitness suite is on two floors; lower ground and ground.

  • To access the lower ground floor please use the Fitness Suite Lower Ground Entrance.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left of the main reception area.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 220cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not 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 bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0,-1.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 120cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not 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 bright.

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  • Floor -1 has a seating area and access to the viewing gallery for the main sports hall.

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  • The tennis centre contains 4 full sized tennis courts.

  • There is a 159cm wide double door to enter the tennis center with a 187cm wide opening covered by a net to enter the court area (as shown in photograph 3).

  • There is a raised observing platform on one side with stepped access only.

  • These steps are deep and well marked and have a maximum width of 69cm (as shown in photograph 4).

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  • The Ocean Physio and Rehab consists of two treatment rooms and a waiting room. The physiotherapy also takes place in the gyms around the sports centre. The Ocean physio and therapy deal with muscular skeletal and neuro-physical treatment.

  • There is a staircase with a platform lift to access the Ocean physio area of the sports hall (as shown in photograph 4).

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the reception desk.

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

  • There is an identical female changing room.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing rooms.

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

  • The height of the seat is 63cm (2ft 1in).

  • Other facilities available include; an accessible toilet & sink.

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

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the platform lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located within the standard changing room.

  • There is an identical accessible toilet within the female changing room.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 270cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 10in).

  • There is not 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 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 not a mirror.

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

  • 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 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 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.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 100m (109yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the cricket centre corridor.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 7in).

  • 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 right.

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

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 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 good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the platform lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are standard toilets available within the cricket centre.

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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.

  • There is a Braille reader available on request.