A JD Wetherspoon’s pub restaurant in Blackpool has surged in popularity since opening a Changing Places toilet facility, for the benefit of disabled users who need additional support.
Changing Places toilets are designed to provide support for people who need physical help, changing or extra space for their personal hygiene requirements.
The concept was developed 10 years ago. Since then, Building Regulations and British Standards have altered to recommend the provision of these facilities in public locations, in addition to conventional wheelchair-accessible toilets.
In the past decade, around 900 Changing Places toilets have opened around the UK; these larger facilities, which include a bench and hoist, are benefiting up to 15 million people, their carers and their families.
JD Wetherspoon is the first national pub chain to provide Changing Places toilets. One of its pub restaurants, the Velvet Coaster, is only venue of its kind in Blackpool to have one.
“It’s definitely worth putting in,” comments the pub’s manager, Rebecca White. After opening a year ago, the toilet has been used daily. “Customers think it’s fantastic!”
Changing Places toilets can be supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat; the company offers a range of assisted accessible toilet facilities, design advice and project management services, covering the whole process.
Clos-o-Mat is commissioned by JD Wetherspoon to supply and fit the facilities in its refurbishments, wherever space allows.
The company’s website acts as a point of reference for specifiers and installers, who may be looking to fit a Changing Places toilet: white papers, standard layouts, videos and both 2D and 3D CAD drawings are available to download.
Building 1, Brooklands Place,
A ‘different mindset’ is resulting in further business growth for the UK’s largest independent builders merchant, explains Hambleside Danelaw.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Ventilation
Students at University of Salford have discovered a new approach to being safe, courtesy of Gilberts’ ‘first of its kind’ Series 60 damper.Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Innovations & New Products, Retrofit & Renovation, Security and Fire Protection
Newton Waterproofing, the UK’s leading independent designers and suppliers of guaranteed waterproofing systems, has launched a nationwide network of approved architects and specifiersPosted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Damp & Waterproofing
WilkinsonEyre has specified bricks and brick slips from innovation-led manufacturer, Vandersanden, to emphasise the horizontal volumes and architectural context of the contemporary, new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University in London.Posted in Articles, Bricks & Blocks, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls