Melton Borough Council

Work to commence on new town centre toilet facilities

Published Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Melton Borough Council will start re-development works on two of its town centre public toilets on Monday 9th July.

The existing dated toilets will be replaced with new semi-automated, modern facilities. 

Cllr Alan Pearson Chair of the People Committee said:

“Refurbishment of the public toilets in Melton is a great project and I am looking forward to seeing the completed facilities later in the year.   We have made sure that the contractors are aware that we want to minimise disruption to the public as much as possible while the new facilities are being built so full consideration is being made to the location of equipment and compounds during the demolition and build phases.  There is likely to be some impact on the car parks where the toilets are located so we will be keep monitoring the public vehicular and pedestrian access as well as coaches and taxi services to ensure minimal disruption. The Wilton Road toilets are very popular with many of our tourist visitors that arrive in Melton each year and having modern public conveniences only goes to enhance our already excellent offering for tourism in the Rural Capital of Food.” 

Work to build the new toilets on Wilton Road, which will be relocated behind the bus stop in the car park, will be carried out whilst the existing toilets there remain open as usual.   

At St Marys Way, the existing building will be demolished and a new facility built on the same site.  The public will be able to use the toilets at Wilton Road while the building work takes place.   

Both toilets are expected to be completed by December 2018. 

The new toilets will each have three unisex cubicles, a pitched roof and a canopy over the entrance doors.  The cubicles will comply with the latest standards for disability access and disabled users will be able to use the facilities free of charge by using a RADAR key.

The new semi-automatic public conveniences are expected to harness a saving of around £60,000 per year and bring in a revenue of around £30,000.

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Additional information:

The location of the public toilets can be found here.

 

For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

01664504294

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

 

 

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