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Spalding's Sheep Market toilets reopen following major refurbishment works

Published on Tuesday 25 June 2024

Spalding's Sheep Market public toilets have reopened this week, following an extensive nine-month refurbishment project to improve their condition and accessibility.

The work on the South Holland District Council facilities, has seen the internal layout of the building changed, replacing the previous small corridors and narrow, dark cubicles with larger designated rooms with individual external doors, infrared heating panels and motion detected lighting.

New baby changing facilities have been installed, including a breastfeeding area and a private toilet, helping parents or carers to meet the needs of their family, babies and young children all in one space.

The refurbishments also include the construction of a Changing Places toilet, designed for people with limited mobility, or specific disabilities and care needs. This consists of a large accessible toilet with the inclusion of a ceiling hoist, privacy screen, adult-sized height adjustable changing bench, and a peninsular toilet.

A new ventilation system has been installed to improve the air quality of each room, and paired with the use of Aromaguard technology to eliminate unwanted odours, helping the facilities feel fresher throughout the day alongside their regular cleans and maintenance by council staff.

To help combat the risk of vandalism and anti-social behaviour steel security doors have been installed, with the exterior of the facilities improved with the replacement of paving and fencing around the building, with additional bollards to create a safe pedestrian zone. Seating has been installed outside the Changing Places facility, along with a new bicycle parking area.