High-traffic lavatories in a busy shopping centre need high quality, tamper-resistant sanitary ware. So when Mansfields Four Seasons Shopping Centre, in a radical move began charging consumers for use of the toilet facilities, it knew it needed stylish, hygienic products that were also tamper and vandal-resistant from Franke Washroom Systems.
Originally, built in the 70s the toilet facilities in the busy retail centre became outdated. Minor updates had taken place over the years, but the facilities required a major revamp to bring them up to current standards of durability, efficiency and environmental legislation. Following community consultation, Mansfield District Council identified that modern public toilets were a priority for people visiting the town centre and a majority said they were willing to pay for high-quality facilities - the brief was to ensure the new experience was worth paying for.
Franke Washrooms were involved in the project at the design stage two years ago. The overriding stipulation was to incorporate a better alternative to ceramic ware, along with water-saving WRAS approved taps. Mansfield District Council, in conjunction with Franke Washrooms, developed the design to make paying to use the WCs more than acceptable. The sanitary ware; basins, taps, soap dispensers, hand dryers, etc. specified to had reflect the quality of the centre and deliver value-for-money to both the paying user and the councils budget.
Franke Washroom Systems provided a portfolio of products showcasing its ability to specify products such as WCs, urinals and the controls (including some A3000 intelligent water management products), along with accessories, taps and the Company's own Miranit solid-surface ceramic basins and work tops which is both tamper, burn and shatter proof and has no pores to reduce bacterial, lime scale and dirt deposits. Washbasins, including the Luna low-level washbasin for children is also included.
The final order was for products comprises 10 female toilets, three male toilets, five urinals and disabled facilities in both the male and female toilets.
Franke Group provides washroom solutions for all commercial and non-domestic environments. The Company offers a Price Pledge on all Franke Products.