Photographing accessible washroom facilities in Leicester

   Construction, Culture and Sport, Interiors

Specialist disability washroom equipment

Photographing toilets and washroom facilities is always a tricky job. With bright reflective surfaces and limited space, it needs an approach that emphasises the space and the features without looking unreal or distorted.

We’ve photographed facilities at the new Leicester Haymarket Bus Station and Curve, and have included a few of the photos we supplied here.

Leicester Haymarket Bus Station

Changing Places toilets are wheelchair accessible and offer a height-adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a celling track hoist, and space for carers. These specialist facilities are intended to provide better access and features than standard ‘disabled toilets’. Under current UK regulations (BS8300:2009, and ‘desirable’ under Building Regulations Approved Document M 2013), it is good practice for Changing Places toilets to be installed in any building to which members of the public have access.

Leicester Bus Station

Part of the £13.5 million regeneration of the main city bus station is the new Changing Places toilet, supplied and fitted by Clos-o-Mat.

bus station changing rooms toilet interior

The toilet is accessed directly from the main terminal area.

bus station changing rooms toilet interior and doorway

The location has completely level access.

bus station changing rooms toilet entrance

The bus station is designed by AHR

 

Leicester bus station

And just because we’d love more clients to ask for black and white images a bit more often… (we don’t charge extra!)

Our standard resolution images like could easily be printed at 90cm square, and larger options are available.

Leicester bus station interior

Curve theatre

A slightly smaller facility at ground level, near one of the main theatre access doors.

curve changing rooms toilet entrance

The Changing Rooms facility compliments Curve’s 15 other standard disabled toilets throughout the building.

curve changing rooms toilet

Curve was designed by Rafael Vinoly.

There are some more photos of Curve on this site and on our specialist Photos of Leicester web site [Curve, Leicester photos] which include some taken during its construction.

curve cafe, Leicester

Clos-o-Mat Info

Both installations were carried out by Clos-o-Mat who have more info about the Curve and Bus Station projects (photos by Keith Cooper)



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