From institutional to inspirational – transforming a wheelchair accessible toilet
Every commercial space throughout the UK is legally meant to have a wheelchair accessible toilet. These toilets are often clinical and institutional in their appearance and frequently don’t meet the required accessibility standards.
At Motionspot, we’re on a mission to show that you don’t need to compromise on style or standards in order to create an accessible space.
A recent project involved transforming a wheelchair accessible toilet in an office building into a chic space that was in keeping with the rest of the office design.
Key design features include:
- The long projection toilet allows a wheelchair user to transfer easily
- The flush plate has raised buttons which helps people with limited dexterity
- Chrome grab bars provide support. One is hinged to allow greater space for wheelchair transfer. It also has an integrated loo roll holder
- There is a stylish small basin close to the toilet for hand washing
- Call alarms buttons located an accessible heights are easy to use in an emergency and is a good alternative to call alarm pull cords which are frequently tied up and unusable
- The walls and floor contrast in colour so people with visual impairment can more easily access the space
- The mirror height allows both a wheelchair user and someone standing to see themselves easily
- Task lighting is designed to highlight the loo and basin
Watch the transformation: