Closomat was tasked by the NEC in Birmingham to provide a hi-spec Changing Places facility, to mirror the organisation’s commitment to making events accessible for all.

Image of person demonstrating a hoist in a Changing Places toilet facility.

It was designed to meet the highest standards possible, replacing a conventional toilet with a Palma Vita wash and dry WC, complete with touch sensitive hand switch, ensuring the facility is as inclusive as possible.

Image of Changing Places toilet facility

Closomat supplied and installed the Changing Places, located outside Hall 2. It compliments the NEC’s existing Changing Places (which Closomat also supplied to full British Standard) outside Hall 20 and inside the neighbouring Resorts World Arena. It means that Changing Places are now within easy reach, wherever you are within the 20 halls and 611 acres of the NEC Campus.

“The NEC welcomes 2.4million visitors and hosts 500 events every year- including Naidex, which is Europe’s most established event dedicated to the independent living and healthcare industries,” explained the NEC’s Senior Event Manager Julie Kimpton, who chairs the venue’s Accessibility Operations Committee.

As a venue, we are constantly evolving, and are determined to optimise our facilities to meet, and surpass, the needs of events and visitors alike. The Changing Places outside Hall 2 means that people who need the extra resources such a facility brings, can be assured that there is an enhanced accessible toilet facility within a practical distance.