Closomat delivers enhanced accessibility for Lost Gardens of Heligan

  • 28 Aug 2018

Closomat has recently supplied and installed a Changing Places assisted accessible toilet facility for one of the UK’s most popular botanical gardens, the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

The Lost Gardens’ Changing Places features a ceiling track hoist and mobile height adjustable adult sized changing bench, as well as the usual fixtured of a wheelchair-accessible toilet. The facility also offers some extra space on top of what is required under British Standards (BS8300:2018) to ensure maximum independency for those who require it. 

Screen Shot 2018-08-28 at 15.09.57Sian Heason, Heligan Visitor Serviced Manager explains: “We want to make Heligan as accessible as possible, and hopefully lead by example, so there was never a decision to be made as to whether we would install a Changing Places. The nature of Heligan, with its geography and historic buildings, means there are elements that we will always struggle to make accessible, but we could do this.”

The addition of a Changing Places facility enables the venue to offer maximum accessibility on top of the existing free wheelchair hire, mobility scooters and free entry to personal assistants/carers. 

Adds Kelvin Grimes, Closomat away from home project manager, “The perception is that wheelchair- accessible toilets meet the need, but a large number of the 20% of the UK population registered disabled can’t use those facilities: they need more space, and/or extra equipment.

“Providing appropriate toilets, such as Changing Places, means those people who need help CAN now visit a venue. The increase in visitor numbers is not just the person who needs the enhanced toilets, but their carer(s), and often friends, families too.”

Contact:

Closomat
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
Brooklands Road,
Sale,
Cheshire,
M33 6SD,
United Kingdom

Visit Closomat's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Tudor Roof Tiles

Tudor roof tiles scoops a win in the Pitched Roofing Awards

Tudor Roof Tiles Co Ltd, Britain’s foremost independent handmade clay roof tile manufacturer, has scooped a win in the first ever national Pitched Roofing Awards.

Posted in Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs

How to know which LST radiators to specify

Contour discusses finding the right LST radiators depending on the type of space you are installing the radiators into and ensuring that all needs are met.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management

Wienerberger

Wienerberger bricks create impressive façades in Cambridge development

Facing bricks from Wienerberger were used to create beautiful façades on the award-winning Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery project in Cambridge’s new Eddington development.

Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Facades, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls

Home Lifts Experts

How a Home Lift Can Fit into Any Building Project: Home Lifts Experts

Home Lifts Experts is a home lift comparison website that can assist at the research phase that compares multi-floor lifts, wheelchair lifts and home lifts.

Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Building Industry News, Health & Safety, Interiors, Lifts, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation