Access For All

Access For All

 

Tees Active operates alongside Partner For Change to provide a completely accessible and compliant service for all of our customers.

Find out more about Partner For Change here.

Lighting

The main areas of the centre a member of the public will be accessing is lit by natural light, there is strip lights and spot lights to help with illumination

Noise

Within the main centre building it is generally  quiet, apart from the coffee machine in the café. There can be quite a bit of noise around the centre when we have groups on the water. All toilets and changing facilities have hand dryers.

Colours

The main centre is split over three floors, all floors are accessed by a set of central stairs and malls that are open to the elements, there is a large roof which looks a little bit like a marquis.  The centre has a lot of glass throughout the café, reception and shop which is based on the 2nd floor of the building, both of areas of the centre have light colour lino flooring. The main malls and stair in the building are dark wooden floors. To access this floor direct from the car park all visitors will have to walk along a bridge. 

Flooring

Several areas of the centre have light colour lino flooring. The main malls and stair in the building are dark wooden floors. To access this floor direct from the car park all visitors will have to walk along a bridge. 

Lockers

There are two types of lockers within the centre. The blue lockers require a 50p based on the malls. The yellow lockers which are based in the changing rooms require a 20p.

Expected clothing

For all Water based activities participants will need to provide, swimming shorts/costume to wear under a wetsuit, shoes to get wet,  towel and toiletries. All safety equipment is provided by the centre. 

Expected equipment

For all Water based activities participants will need to provide, swimming shorts/costume to wear under a wetsuit, shoes to get wet,  towel and toiletries. All safety equipment is provided by the centre. 

Booking System

For all water based activities bookings, these can be made in person, over the phone or in person at the centre. All sessions have to be pre booked. 

Good times to come

The centre usage can vary from day to day and will depend on what events and courses are booked. Any events are communicated via the website and social media at least 14 days in advance.

Changing areas

Only the main centre has changing rooms, both male and female changing rooms are communal, which are based on the middle floor. There is an accessible changing room which is based on the ground floor which have toilet and showering facilities  

Smells

The White Water Centre and Air Trail are based on the river Tees and generally not affected by any particular smells

Signage

Signage to all areas is words (large print) and pictorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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