Touch-free design for seafront toilets


The seafront toilets at Lowestoft have received a facelift. Redesigned for today’s hygienic requirements, the toilets have been refurbished with infection control in mind.


As a high traffic area, there were many considerations when redesigning these washrooms. The brief included:
• Infection control
• Reducing anti-social behaviour
• Saving water and electricity
The works were carried out during May and June and are expected to result in water savings of around 150,000 litres per year. Energy efficient lighting was also installed.


Infection control was introduced by various means. The front doors of the facility have been removed, thereby decreasing the number of touchpoints and limiting the opportunities for anti-social behaviour. The use of sensor activated devices reduces touchpoints again with toilet flushes, taps, soap dispensers, and hand dryers all operating by sensor. Finally, areas where avoiding touch was impossible have been made safer through the use of hygienic copper touch plates which are intrinsically hygienic due to copper’s natural antimicrobial properties.


East Suffolk’s deputy leader and cabinet member for economic development, Craig Rivett, said of the project: “Due to their location, these toilets were very well used and had begun to look a little tired. A lot of work has been carried out…to ensure it is as safe as possible for the public to use these facilities at all times.” 1

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