Evesham toilets set to be revamped

Work starts next week on the refurbishment of Waterside toilets in Evesham.

The block is being partially demolished and a new replacement floor fitted. It will then be rebuilt to modern standard with water saving and energy efficiency measures.

This will include greywater harvesting tanks that capture and reuse water from sinks to flush the toilets, cutting water usage by 80 per cent compared with standard loos. Combined energy efficient taps and dryers will also be installed.

A new changing places toilet will also be created, offering specialist facilities for people with various disabilities.

Workman gardens will be fenced off from Monday, 15 November to allow demolition work to start the following week. It is hoped the project will be completed by May next year.

Wychavon has already installed energy and water saving measures in all of its other toilets as well as refurbishing blocks in Broadway and Pershore. A new block of toilets has also been built on Church Walk in Pershore along with a changing places toilet. Changing places toilets are also available in St Andrew's Square in Droitwich, Viaduct Meadow, Evesham, Church Close in Broadway and Church Walk in Pershore.

The high quality of Wychavon's toilets was recognised last year when Wychavon was named the overall UK Loo of the Year Award winner.

Cllr Emma Stokes, Executive Board Member for Environment and Street Scene on Wychavon District Council, said: "We know how much our toilets are valued by visitors and residents which is why we continue to invest in them. Not only are our loos high quality but they are also kinder to the environment and helping to cut our carbon footprint too." 

Cllr Emma Stokes in front of the toilets in Waterside, Evesham.
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