The Closomat Changing Places project management service aims to provide compliant, useable assisted wheelchair-accessible toilets, even in spaces that are potentially not a regular shape, nor the specified 12m².
Claire Haymes, Closomat away from home co-ordinator, explains, “A Changing Places typical layout is 3m x 4m, and should include specific fixtures- such as a ceiling track hoist, height adjustable changing bench, WC, washbasin, privacy screen”.
“All building designers and operators know the issues of balancing the practical reality of a physical building with a design. We have achieved useable assisted, accessible toilets in rooms that, on paper, are too small, yet adjoined an unused space which could be annexed to meet the size required, or that are an irregular shape but could still be correctly configured.”
“We have completed so many Changing Places that have been fully compliant for all involved (including users) and we know from experience, how to achieve a practical, useable facility even where one would have thought it impossible. We have even suggested alternative solutions to what they envisaged, which saved the client time, effort and money. Our expertise and experience are unrivalled, and reinforced by a full CDM compliant project management service. This combination means that, in house, we can offer the best solution to optimising accessibility- at least as far as toilets are concerned.”
Closomat is a leading provider of toilet solutions that enable people to be independent and dignified at home and away.
Closomat's website is a comprehensive resource for assisted, accessible toilet considerations, hosting NBS specification clauses, CAD blocks, typical layouts, and white papers.
Closomat delivers a complete project management service, and subsequent service/ maintenance. Changing Places has provided facilities for brands such as IKEA, JD Wetherspoon, Moto, Roadchef, Morrisons, and intu.