Closomat helps motorway service chain drive for access with M6’s most northerly Changing Places

Closomat Changing Places facility at Moto motorway service

Closomat has supplied and installed motorway service group MOTO Hospitality’s latest Changing Places facility northbound at Southwaite services.

The facility, which gives people who need help to toilet, and their carers, the appropriate space and equipment, can be accessed from both sides of the motorway, via a footbridge, and is the most northerly Changing Places site on the M6.

The Changing Places at Southwaite includes a ceiling track hoist, privacy screen and adult-sized height adjustable changing bench, which are core requirements.

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But the standard washbasin has been upgraded to a height-adjustable version and the conventional WC has been upgraded to a Closomat Palma Vita wash and dry toilet, as noted in the new BS8300: 2018, to offer greater independence and dignity to users.

“The Changing Places toilet is part of our drive to deliver even better customer satisfaction,” said Kirsty Woods, MOTO Hospitality marketing and PR manager.

“The toilet, with its extra space and the highest level of equipment that can provided in a Changing Places, means that visitors who need physical or technical help to go to the toilet, and their carers, can now enjoy a comfort break, knowing there is somewhere suitable for them.”

Under Building Regulations and British Standards, a Changing Places should be provided in any building to which numbers of the public have access, in addition to conventional wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Closomat has installed a large number of Changing Places facilities in locations around the UK and is continually being called upon to offer its products and services to businesses investing in access improvements.

The company says it can provide an in-house, ‘one- stop-shop’ complete package for ‘away from home’ assisted accessible toilet facilities, from design and commissioning, through to project management, supply and installation, and can also provide subsequent maintenance and repair.

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