Work is underway on a new inclusive toilet facility in Lichfield city centre
A new toilet and changing facility currently being installed in Lichfield city centre has been specially designed to improve accessibility for people with physical disabilities.
The Changing Places facility, in the former toilet block on the corner of Swan Road and Bird Street, will be among 1,700 registered nationally and ensure that people, regardless of their needs or reliance on carers, can use a toilet hygienically and with dignity.
It will feature a:
- height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench
- ceiling track hoist system
- space adequate for the disabled person and up to two assistants
- centrally located toilet with space both sides for assistants
- privacy screen
- wide paper roll
- large waste disposal bin
- height adjustable wash basin
The facility, which complements the existing Changing Places facility at Friary Outer Car Park on The Friary, will also include a unisex toilet and has been funded through the Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities.
Work is expected to be completed at the end of March.
Councillor Iain Eadie, Lichfield District Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Economic Growth and Development, said:
“Suitable toilets and changing areas are vital to enable the people who need them to enjoy Beacon Park and the city centre.
“I am delighted to see the investment in this toilet facility and by the fact it will be coming back into use to support life in our city this year and beyond.”