Alton Towers Resort becomes even more accessible with yet another Changing Places toilet

07 June 2022, 12:22

Alton Towers Resort, Britain’s number one theme park, has recently opened a new Changing Places toilet in the Admissions Plaza area of the Theme Park. Installed by Closomat, the hi-spec facility is a very welcome addition, providing disabled guests with quick access to a hoist-assisted accessible to...
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191 Local Authorities Win Share of £23.5m Fund to Install Over 500 Changing Places Toilets

24 March 2022, 15:24

The news that 191 local authorities in England have been granted funding from central government to install Changing Places facilities, is being widely celebrated by the disabled and caring communities. The £23.5m worth of grants will see the addition of approximately 513 Changing Places toilets (wi...
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Changing Places by Closomat arrives on RIBA’s NBS service

04 February 2022, 09:56

For some time now it has been a requirement of architects to use BIM files in the creation of Government-funded building projects, which has been well-received and proved a success. Now that Changing Places has become a new feature of the UK’s Building Regulations, it is inevitable that some of thes...
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Changing Places – a personal perspective

20 April 2021, 13:21

My name is Sarah Brisdion. Mum of premature twins. As a result, my son, Hadley, was diagnosed with quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy affecting his entire body, including his continence. As an infant, his needs were easily managed, much like his twin sister’s. But as Hadley got bigger and his disability be...
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Norfolk gets, and gives, best value

08 April 2021, 10:29

Best value for everyone is being delivered as a result of “joined up” thinking by project teams at a local Council, the end results of which will help deliver a unique tourism opportunity. As part of its Deep History Coast project, aimed at making the most of the Ice Age coastline, North Norfolk Dis...
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Changing Places at the NEC

08 April 2021, 10:26

The UK’s top events destination, the NEC in Birmingham, has become even more accessible, with the opening of its latest Changing Places facility. The facility mirrors the organisation’s commitment to making attending events accessible for all: it has been designed to meet the highest standards possi...
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Council heads to the toilet to improve town appeal and accessibility

08 April 2021, 10:20

Tamworth Borough Council is utilising the latest toilet technology to deliver enhanced facilities for everyone who lives in, or visit, the town. The main block of unisex cubicles in the grounds of historic Tamworth Castle now uses advanced technology to enable them to be remotely controllable so tha...
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Network Rail improves everyone’s ability to spend a penny (but it’s not charging for the privilege!)

08 April 2021, 10:15

Toilet facilities claimed to be the busiest in London are now open again, but this time to everyone, following a complete transformation. Network Rail has completed a major refurbishment of the toilets at London Victoria station, utilising the expertise of leading accessible toilet company Closomat...
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Everybody is going to Strawberry Field

08 April 2021, 09:56

An iconic landmark that has never been open to the public will open its gates for the first time. And it will be open to ALL, in part because of its WCs…. Strawberry Field, the Salvation Army centre in Liverpool immortalised by John Lennon, has seen the investment of some £8m in the creation of....
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Heading to the toilets improves accessibility of harbour facilities

08 April 2021, 09:53

A radio show item about the misery thousands of disabled people face if they need a WC away from home has inspired Ullapool Harbour Trust to prove that where there’s a will, there’s a way to improve accessibility. As a result, disabled people in the local community and visitors can head to the port,...
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Ikea continues commitment to be accessible

08 April 2021, 09:43

IKEA Gateshead has become the latest of the brand’s stores to install a Changing Places toilet as part of the chain’s ongoing ambition to be accessible to all. IKEA is currently the only major home furnishings retailer in the UK to commit to providing Changing Places toilets in all new stores, and u...
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Heritage venue demonstrates best practice in putting people first

08 April 2021, 09:42

The UK’s most popular living museum is using its newest attraction to deliver best practice in accessibility, and truly open its doors to everyone. With a £10.9million grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Beamish is able to undertake its Remaking Beamish project, which includes a1950s Town...
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