The public toilets in in St Mary’s Way in Melton are set to be demolished to make way for upgraded new facilities, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The 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, while the St Mary’s Way 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 at both sites and it is hoped the new toilets will be open in December.
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, the council say, and disabled users will be able to use the facilities free of charge by using a RADAR key. The new semi-automatic public conveniences, which will replace ageing outdated loos, are expected to harness a saving of around £60,000 per year and bring in a revenue of around £30,000.
Councillor Alan Pearson, chair of the council’s people committee, said: “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. “
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