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Penlan Leisure Centre access statement

Access information for Penlan leisure centre

Vehicle Parking & Outdoor Routes
There are two car parks catering for customers using the centre and they are free of charge. The large car park is situated immediately outside the main entrance and can accommodate up to 40 cars with 5 blue badge parking bays. The smaller car park is situated in front of the pool hall and has 1 blue badge parking bay. Both car parks are well lit and have level access with dropped kerbs for wheelchair users.

Assistance dogs are welcome. We can also provide a secure sheltered assistance dog waiting area with water bowl if required.

Main entrance and reception
Level access to reception is available through automated front doors. Reception desk is lowered and is suitable for wheelchair access.

A hearing loop is available at reception.

Multi-level access - lifts
There is lift access to first floor spectators area and meeting studio. The lift is large enough for an electric wheelchair.

Accessible sanitary and changing accommodation facilities
There are accessible changing facilities and toilets throughout the building.
Village changing rooms - there is an open shower with accessible shower seat and rails. There is a separate accessible changing room with toilet. Additionally there are wheelchair accessible family changing cubicles.
Swimming pool changing area - There is a dedicated accessible changing room with toilet shower and changing bed with hydraulic height adjuster.
There is an accessible toilet along the corridor adjacent to the sports hall and on the 1st floor spectator area.

All toilets have sanitary provisions that also include nappy bins and baby changing units.

There are wheelchair integrated lockers available in the village changing room. The lockers are coin operated. If anyone has difficulties using them, please speak to reception staff.

Signage/induction loops
Audio induction loops at reception.
There is bilingual English/Welsh and Braille signage around the building.

Pool access
Access to pool is available via graduated sloping runway for wheelchairs or shallow steps with handrail.
There is a plastic wheelchair available for transfer into the pool. Please speak to reception staff for details/ assistance.

The fitness gym has 22 pieces of equipment which are IFI accredited. This includes strength training and cardiovascular. In addition we have a full range of free weights in an area which has level access.
 'IFI Accredited' equipment is fully inclusive, enabling both disabled and non-disabled people to benefit from a full body, cardiovascular and resistance-based workout.

Carer access
We do not charge for carers or companions accompanying disabled users who need assistance.

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