To help designers, building owners and operators meet their design and operational obligations, we've produced guidance on accessible sports facilities.
Our Accessible Sports Facilities Design Guidance Note gives a greater general understanding of overall design concepts, technical issues and the factors that need to be considered during the designing and planning stages.
The guide will also help meet the following obligations under The Equality Act 2010:
- BS 8300: 2009 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people – Code of practice
- Building Regulations Approved Document M: 2004 access to and use of buildings, and Sport England’s requirements.
The Accessible Sports Facilities guide (formerly known as Access for Disabled People), was first published in 2010 and represents the current requirements you’ll need to meet when creating accessible sports facilities. Since the publication of the guide, the audit checklists have been updated to support the guidance notes.
These are in the form of a separate document which will help you:
- Audit a new or existing facility
- Assess accessibility
- Help identify and avoid barriers that might otherwise limit the use of the facility by disabled people.