Adaptive equipment takes centre stage at OpeMed’s theatre overhaul

Mayflower Theatre Changing Places OpeMed

Adaptive equipment specialist, OpeMed, was recently contracted to install a full Changing Places solution at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton as part of accessibility upgrades.

The Gold Standard Changing Places facility features vital pieces of equipment from a full room covering hoist system to a height adjustable changing table.

OpeMed’s specialists became involved in the project early on, allowing them to apply a chemical first fix into the hollow core ceiling.

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Engineers worked closely with the on-site construction team and together created a Gold Standard Changing Places toilet for locals and theatre goer’s to enjoy.

Michael Ockwell, chief executive of Mayflower Theatre, said: “After hearing the story of Sarah Brisdion, who caught headlines last year when she posted pictures of herself on the toilet to campaign for better public toilet facilities, we knew that this was something we should be installing as part of our refurbishment.

“Live performance has the power to move and inspire, which is a wonderful thing. We believe it should be accessible to all, which is why we’re continuing to work hard to ensure people with access issues and disabilities can visit us with ease.

“Our new Changing Places toilet will make a big difference, as will the other improved accessibility measures we are installing as part of our multi-million pound refurbishment project.”

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