Closomat

Accessibility improved at John Lennon Airport by Closomat

  • 2 Mar 2018

Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) now features a Closomat Changing Places assisted accessible toilet, as part of a £4million refurbishment and upgrade of the departure lounge.

Britain’s leading provider of assisted accessible toilet solutions’ Changing Places toilet gives more space so to accommodate a wheelchair user and up to two carers.

It includes a ceiling track hoist, mobile changing bench and height adjustable washbasin, plus it is electronically accessed, with a call point and camera.

Colin Swaine, Liverpool John Lennon Airport Director of Operations, said feedback they have had made them hope to install a Changing Places for many years, stating the refurb of the departure lounge was an ideal chance to do just that.

He said it will integrate nicely into the airport’s reputation as a friendly airport and will have a positive effect towards customer satisfaction.

Tony Clough MBE is Britain’s leading Changing Places campaigner and officially opened the new facility at Liverpool’s biggest airport.

“Imagine if you couldn’t find a suitable toilet while waiting to catch a plane, having a drink or a meal out, while shopping?” he said.

“Without the additional facilities a Changing Places offers, at least 1 in 260 people face that situation. They are restricted in what they can do, where they can go, because, when they need the toilet, they need someone to help them, they need lifting, they need changing.

“None of these can be addressed in a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet.”

He added this new facility means tens of thousands of disabled people know if they need the toilet, there is somewhere suitable for them and creates more choice.

Building Regulations and British Standards stipulate a Changing Places toilet is ‘desirable’ in buildings where large numbers of the public have access. Since being introduction ten years ago, over 1000 have opened nationwide.

 

 

Contact:

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

Visit Closomat's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

GEZE

A new link to fire safety with GEZE

GEZE UK is launching a new product which links control units for smoke and heat extraction, providing a cost-effective and easy-to-install solution that boosts fire safety.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Security and Fire Protection

Prater

Prater wins largest aviation project to date at London City

Leading building envelope specialist, Prater, has been appointed to deliver the full envelope package at London City Airport.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Cladding, Curtain Walling, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Facades, Health & Safety, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Walls

Hush Acoustics

How to reduce creaking floors with Hush Acoustics

This article from Hush Acoustics outlines the causes of the annoyance that is creaking floors, as well as solutions to help deal with the issue.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Floors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries lays landmark millionth tonne on A14 project

Aggregate Industries, working with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has laid its millionth tonne of material on Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Civil Engineering, Concrete, Cement, Admixtures, Hard Landscaping & Walkways, Landscaping, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment