Service station washrooms have had a particularly bad reputation as being unappealing, but at Focus Washrooms, our team are looking to change all of that. In our recent project at Shell service station in Ashstead Park, London, we created a fresh and engaging washroom, specifically designed for easy maintenance and hygiene.
Service station washrooms are high traffic areas and can be prone to misuse and vandalism. Working with Shell UK and Toureen Contractors, we selected a scheme that offered both stunning aesthetics combined with outstanding strength and minimal ongoing maintenance. There was a requirement to cater for mothers and children and so innovative and ultra tough fold-down changing facilities were also fitted for convenience and comfort. Locking access hatches and a solid suspended ceiling was specified and installed in an effort to combat the concealment of illicit goods which is another issue that can occur at service stations.
Floor and wall finishes
On the floor, we fitted long-lasting, high-quality porcelain tiles which are easy to keep clean, and on the walls, we used the Trovex Hygienic Wall Cladding System. The antibacterial finish that features on Trovex wall cladding offers users 360-degree protection against harmful germs and bacteria. All fixtures and fittings including sanitaryware and brassware were chosen for their strength and quality to ensure they would be long lasting and fit for purpose.
To brighten the space, we created a large scale feature wall using the Trovex Gallery. A retro style image shared with us from the Shell marketing archive contributes to a bright and colourful environment that speaks to customers about Shell’s long and distinguished heritage.
Working to tight deadlines, we were able to supply materials on short lead times to ensure all project milestones were achieved. We worked closely with the main contractor to support the overarching refurbishment project and since completion, the response has been positive from the service station manager and their customers. Following this successful trial period, all Shell Service station washrooms may be refurbished to the same specification.