A newly redeveloped town centre, billed as being “the next generation in shopping and leisure”, has taken the ethos through to its customer facilities, especially for disabled visitors.
The Lexicon Bracknell represents one of the biggest town centre regenerations in the UK, investing more than £240 million to transform the area. It has added 70 new shops and restaurants, and a new look state of the art assisted, accessible toilet- a Changing Places.
Supplied and installed by Closomat, the UK’s leader in away from home assisted accessible toileting, the Changing Places compliments The Lexicon’s existing accessible toilets, and is located adjacent to them, in The Avenue Car Park. All of the disabled toilet facilities are accessed via RADAR key, and are available during The Lexicon opening hours.
Local Changing Places campaigner Suze Woodley, whose son Luke has cerebral palsy, commented,
It is great news that The Lexicon designers have included these facilities. Without them, my family and I, and thousands like us, either have to limit the time we spend somewhere, or not go at all. Now, as a family we can go into Bracknell, to shop, go to the cinema, eat, and relax knowing there are suitable toilet facilities. Let’s hope more shopping and leisure venues follow The Lexicon’s example.