Astor Bannerman’s Changing Places Toilets
Changing Places toilets are fully accessible toilets, designed to help bring major, life enhancing freedoms to the 14.1 million disabled people and the 250,000 people with complex needs in the UK who are unable to use a standard toilet.
Astor Bannerman are the only UK manufacturer to produce the full range of capital equipment specified in a Changing Places Toilet (CPT).
We are best placed to offer the technical insight, product innovation and design & planning expertise to successfully supply and install CPTs in the UK.
Training for Changing Places Toilets
We offer a range of training and support options to enable you to plan, design and install the best and most appropriate equipment for your Changing Places Toilet project.
How can we help?
Our skilled team have many years’ experience of planning and installing equipment within Changing Places Toilets. Please do get in touch if you need help or advice.
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Changing Places Case Studies
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Pre Install Support
We will work with you, your architect or your building contractor to recommend a solution, and provide a full quotation with product detail breakdown, accompanied by a site specific detailed drawing of the room layout. Quotations are provided free of charge and with no obligation.
The Changing Places Consortium have published detailed requirements for Changing Places Toilets, including specifications for everything from room size to placement of soap dispensers. These requirements must be followed to ensure that the toilet can be officially registered as a Changing Places Toilet. With so much to think about, it can be easy to make mistakes during the initial planning and design stages which can affect compliance, including with things as basic as soil pipe placement or the location of an electrical spur. Our Changing Places Toilet Project Managers are experienced in the planning and design of these fully accessible toilets, can give advice at every stage, and are aware of common pitfalls.
We can assist in the planning and design stages by offering:
- Full turnkey solution
- One-to-one project support and advice
- Specifications, BIM and CAD files
- Site-specific detailed drawings
- Knowledge of the latest building regulations and recognised standards
- Design troubleshooting
- CPD training for Architects and Contractors
Our nationwide team of fully trained and qualified engineers and installers will ensure the highest level of quality installation, commissioning and repair of your equipment anywhere in the UK as required.
Why Choose Astor Bannerman?
A UK manufacturer with more than 30 years’ experience
Free expert design, specification and planning advice
Products specifically for Changing Places
The full product range, experienced installers and comprehensive after care
Support throughout the project
Post Install Services
A crucial part of any Changing Places installation is telling people that it is available, and ensuring people can find it. Getting it officially registered means that it will appear on the Changing Places Toilet Map used by thousands across the UK to both locate Changing Places and allow users to plan their journeys with Changing Places in mind. It is also important to have the correct signage both on the door and in the vicinity to direct people to it. Our expert team is on hand to support you with this.
We offer staff training at all levels to enable employees to use, maintain and check the Changing Places Toilet and its equipment. This helps to ensure that it is operating optimally at all times and that people using the facility are supported effectively.
Our products are covered by a warranty (please check the details of the specific equipment for full terms and conditions). We can ensure your equipment provides many years’ worry-free use and offer a range of service and maintenance packages ranging from 1 to 10 years, including 6 monthly LOLER testing where appropriate.
When you are ready to open your Changing Places Toilet, our experienced team is here to help you to make your Changing Places Toilet launch a success. Through social media, website blogs, case studies and a launch event, we can help to ensure that your Changing Places Toilet gets noticed, helping to drive the purple pound to your venue and support your local community with well needed facilities.
View our Changing Places Equipment
Astor Bannerman are the only UK manufacturer to produce the full range of capital equipment specified in a Changing Places Toilet (CPT). Details on our product range suitable for Changing Placed toilets are available below, alternatively should you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our specialists please contact us here.
Changing Tables for Changing Places
Wash Basins for Changing Places
Hoists for Changing Places
Accessories for Changing Places
Modular Changing Places Solutions
Modular Changing Places Toilets provide an easy way to install a Changing Places Facility on your grounds without the expense and hassle of building works.
Our Changing Places come fitted with all specified equipment, designed for use in a public usage facility.
About Changing Places Toilets
- Government Legislation
- £30m Government Funding
- Toilet Room Design
- The Changing Places Campaign
From January 2021 a major change to building regulations in England was brought in, that requires Changing Places (at least 12m2, well-equipped accessible toilet facilities) to be designed and built into new (or those subject to significant redevelopment) public buildings above a certain size.
At least one changing places toilet is to be provided in the following:
- Assembly, recreation and entertainment buildings with a capacity for 350 or more people; or a collection of smaller buildings associated with a site used for assembly, recreation or entertainment, such as zoos, theme parks and venues for sport and exhibitions, with a capacity of 2000 people or more;
- Shopping centres/malls or retail parks with a gross floor area of 30,000m2 or more;
- Retail premises with a gross floor area of 2500m2 or more
- Sport and leisure buildings with a gross floor area more than 5000m2
- Hospitals and primary care centres
- Crematoria and cemetery buildings
Places of assembly, recreation and entertainment can be defined as buildings such as:
- amusement arcades;
- art galleries;
- concert halls;
- conference centres;
- further education colleges;
- hotels that provide function, sport or leisure facilities;
- libraries open to the public;
- motorway service areas;
- places of worship;
- university buildings open to the public;
or any other buildings or sites as defined by these thresholds, which are open to the public and used for the purpose of assembly, recreation or entertainment.
For more information visit www.gov.uk
The Government confirmed in March 2021 that £30m of funding to increase the number of Changing Places toilets in England will be distributed by local authorities.
The funding will be delivered through a multi-year programme of opt-in formula grant allocations to unitary and district authorities. Applications are now open and must be submitted by Local Authorities by 26th September 2021. Organisations and venues wanting to install a Changing Places toilet are being encouraged to get in touch with their relevant local authority to register their interest.
Changing Places toilets are larger than standard disabled/accessible toilets and include additional equipment and items which allow people with various and complex disabilities to the use the toilet safely and comfortably. It is important that these features are all installed to make sure the toilet meets requirements and is suitable for those who need it most.
REQUIRED CHANGING PLACES EQUIPMENT:
- Ceiling track hoist for full room coverage
- Adult size height adjustable changing table
- Peninsular WC
- Height adjustable wash basin
- Privacy Screen
- Emergency alarm system
- Grab rails and drop-down support rails
- Hand drying equipment
- Large waste bin and sanitary/medical waste disposal bin
- Full-length mirror
- Large paper/couch roll and dispenser
The British Standard BS8300-2-2018 Code of Practice states that Changing Places toilets should be provided in addition to standard accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. They should be in all new publicly accessible buildings such as transport hubs, shopping centres, concert halls, hospitals, church halls, educational facilities, residential establishments, civic centres, arenas and stadiums.
The team at Astor Bannerman are experts in the provision of Changing Places toilets and accessible design, on hand to guide you through the planning stage, installation and maintenance of the facility.
Typical Changing Places toilet design for a 3x4m (12sqm) room.
The Changing Places campaign is a campaign for fully accessible toileting facilities, with the aim of making venues of all types more accessible for all. The Changing Places Consortium is made up of MDUK, CAE and PAMIS and was set up in 2006 to campaign on behalf of the over 1/4 of a million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, as well as older people. Along with campaigners and organisations such as Aveso, the campaign has been instrumental in driving change, including changes to UK Building Regulations and the introduction of Government funding for Changing Places.
Changing Places Latest News
It is an incredibly exciting day today - as the 2000th Changing Places Toilet is officially registered! Leeds United's stadium, Elland Road, is the lucky venue for this auspicious occasion, and we are thrilled that Astor Bannerman equipment was chosen for the project....
A Changing Places Toilet has been installed at Gresham Sports Park in West Bridgford ensuring even greater access for people to engage with sport at the site. It features a height adjustable adult changing bench, ceiling track hoist, peninsular toilet with space for...
Visitors to Lincolnshire Wildlife Park are thrilled to have a brand-new Changing Places Toilet. This comes after East Lindsey District Council successfully sourced £300,000 in national funding to help up to eight areas in the district develop new facilities for...