Closomat facility included as part of £240m shopping centre overhaul

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Closomat has been tasked with helping to make a redeveloped town centre one of the most accessible in the country.

The Lexicon Bracknell, represents one of the biggest town centre regenerations in the UK, investing more than the £240m to transform the area.

It has added 70 new shops and restaurants, and a new look a state-of-the-art assisted Changing Places, courtesy of Closomat.

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The facility means that anyone who needs help to go to the toilet when away from home can relax and enjoy the venue, knowing there are appropriate toilets on hand.

Supplied and installed by Closomat, the Changing Places incorporates a WC, adult-sized height adjustable changing bench, washbasin, and ceiling track hoist.

It complements The Lexicon’s existing accessible toilets, and is located adjacent to them. All of the disabled toilet facilities are accessed via RADAR key.

Local Changing Places campaigner, Suze Woodley, whose son Luke has cerebral palsy, commented: “It is great news that The Lexicon designers have included these facilities. Without them, my family and I, and thousands like us, either have to limit the time we spend somewhere, or not go at all.

“Now, as a family we can go into Bracknell, to shop, go to the cinema, eat, and relax knowing there are suitable toilet facilities. Let’s hope more shopping and leisure venues follow The Lexicon’s example.”

Under Building Regulations and British Standards, a Changing Places should be provided in any facilities to which numbers of the public have access, and/or spend a length of time.

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