Chartered building surveyors, Gear Mackenzie handled the upgrade and redesign of the conveniences at Edmonton Green shopping centre. The centre, which attracts over 200,000 visitors a week, is undergoing significant investment to attract both new leaseholders and visitors.
The redesign, which focussed on new male and female toilet blocks and the construction of a new entrance hallway, also included the addition of a new family room with two toilets at varying heights, two baby changing units and a private feeding area, and new male and female disabled toilets, providing the level of facilities that visitors expect in a modern leisure destination.
The refurbishment also took advantage of some of the most environmentally sustainable systems available – waterless urinals and sensor operated toilets and taps – contributing to the sustainability of the centre.
Keeping visitors happy
Gear Mackenzie placed considerable emphasis on visitors not being deterred from visiting the centre during the work, so the setting up of a suitable temporary toilet block, walkway and access routes to and from the temporary toilets was a hugely important part of the tender, placing as much importance on this contingency as on building the new block to budget and time scale.
D Hammond was proud to complete the rebuild of the toilet facilities within the 18 weeks specified in the tender, whilst complying with the need to maintain conveniences for visitors.
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