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wheelchairs users at a time and a full catering provision which includes a 200 person capacity dining hall, bar and café. The centre also offers four separate meeting

spaces equipped with high speed wifi and AV equipment, the largest of which can hold up to 50 people and can be booked as part of a residential stay or as a separate package. The aim of the centre is to cater for

everyone, regardless of ability. Built to be truly inclusive, some of the key features include: • Wider corridors and door frames • Lip and step-free communal areas for ease of movement

• Bedrooms with additional floor space • Adjoining rooms with hoists • Extra long beds • Seamless ensuite wet rooms in every room • A selection of rooms without carpets to cater for respiratory allergies or conditions

includes grass pitches, a multi-sports hall, floodlit all-weather surfaces, a 860sq m fitness suite, multi-purpose studios and fully equipped meeting rooms. The facilities are complemented with 60 en- suite twin bedrooms capable of hosting two

• Extra large lifts • Portable hoists • Accessible changing rooms with adult-sized changing beds and hoists included

• Catering that extends to those with different needs with a bespoke range of cutlery and crockery as required The centre is one of the first sports sites in the

world class facilities for a world class centre • Sports hall (8 badminton courts/2 netball/basketball/volleyball courts)

• Fitness suite with physical preparation area

• Gymnastics hall (FIG standard including foam pits, apparatus equipment, sunken trampoline and sprung floor)

• Studios (2 multi-purpose studios for dance, martial arts and spin)

• Indoor 3G pitch • Tennis courts • Hockey pitch • Target range • 5 grass pitches (11 a-side) • Golf practice facility (coming in 2018)

• Extras include a physiotherapy and kit space and viewing gallery lounge

UK to display ‘Grace’s Sign’, a take on bathroom signage to remind people that not all disabilities are visible at first glance. The sign was designed by 11-year-old Grace Warnock who has Crohn’s Disease and has found it difficult in the past having to justify why she needs to use a disabled toilet. The venue also offers non-gender specific bathroom facilities to allow people to use the facilities they feel comfortable with. The centre is equipped to cater for up 120

wheelchair users at any one time and all staff have disability and equalities training to understand different customer needs. Six bedrooms are equipped with hoists and a portable hoist along with Changing Places changing rooms is available for those with additional mobility needs. Secure access to all of the floors in the

accommodation block ensures the safety of younger groups and the venue also benefits from 24 hour security.

meeting community needs The main purpose of the centre is to give elite athletes a place to stay and train. However, the centre’s facilities extend much further than this to also cater for school groups, clubs and 13

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