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Sport & Fitness actively encourages people of all abilities to develop their health and fitness and discover new passions. Our club has been specially designed to comply with current legislation and maximize opportunities for everyone with physical impairments. If you would like to come in and speak to us before using the club, we’d love to see you!

Sport & Fitness has a dedicated car park for members and users of the club. There are 18 disabled spaces available to vehicles displaying a valid blue badge. The entrance to the car park is located on Edgbaston Park Road.

The campus mobility map provides further information about accessing services and buildings around campus.

Any user declaring a disability can have a bespoke Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan designed for them in conjunction with the University of Birmingham Sport Health and Safety Officer Steve Harris on email: or tel: 0121 414 7932.

The Gym has 25 pieces of Inclusive Fitness Initiative accredited equipment to enable members with physical impairments to train effectively and comfortably. The gym staff also have the experience and expertise to advise members of all abilities how to maximise your workout and achieve new goals.

The gym is located on the first floor and can be accessed via a lift.

The pool has a manual hoist to assist people who experience difficulty getting into or out of the pool. There is also a set of movable steps and a lift that enable wheelchair-bound and partially mobile users to easily access the pool.

The Alta Disabled Swim Club is a friendly club based around recreational swimming and socialising with use of the pool on Sundays between 1pm-2.00pm.

If you would like to become a member of the Alta Disabled Swim Club, contact our Sales team on

We do not allow the use of mobile phones, recording devices, tablets or laptops poolside.

The Sports Arena, Sports Hall and Studio 1 are all located on the ground floor. Studio 2 is located on the second floor but can be accessed via the lift.

The Sports Arena and Hall can accommodate wheelchair-based sports.

Any group bookings with disabled participants will require a Group Emergency Evacuation Plan prior to confirming the booking to ensure those users are aware of any agreed adjustments to the established evacuation procedures.

Along with an activity Risk Assessment, Sport & Fitness will work with the hiring group to ensure an enjoyable visit.

Contact Steve Harris: 0121 414 7932 /

Sport & Fitness has three spectator areas which will be used when we host national and international events. There are accessible seating locations, however, these may vary depending on the event set-up. Visit the events page for more information.



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