Shopping centre washrooms sport new look

Washroom has played a key role in upgrading the washrooms at a busy shopping centre in Northampton.

The Weston Favell shopping centre, which is home to one of the largest Tesco stores in the country as well as more than 70 shops and restaurants, attracts thousands of visitors each week. Originally built in the 1970s, the centre was in need of a full refurbishment and HFM Architects took on the project, giving the centre a vibrant new look with new brand style and signage throughout.

Working closely with both HFM Architects and main contractor Base Build Services, Washroom delivered a modern washroom area, including disabled toilets and baby change facilities, all designed to match the new bright and contemporary centre.

Key to the success of the washroom design is the installation of the new Alavo integrated consumable unit from Dolphin Dispensers which features subtle colour changing LEDs as well as concealed soap and hand dryers. Combined with bespoke sloping Corian troughs, the Alavo system adds to the high specification finish yet will withstand the rigours of a high traffic environment and significantly reduces the client’s cleaning burden, making it ideal for a busy shopping centre.

Washroom installed its Senza cubicles in solid grade laminate (SGL) finished with an attractive walnut veneer to complement the contemporary style. Designed to create an attractive floating appearance, the Senza cubicle’s stainless steel faceplate complements the linear profiles while the SGL is extra durable, making it the ideal choice for a busy shopping centre environment.

Also in SGL with matching walnut veneer finish, Washroom’s Concerto integrated duct panel system was installed to fit underneath the vanities and behind the WCs and urinals. The duct panel system is designed to allow ease of access for future maintenance and repair and is also easy to clean.

Trevor Bowers director at Washroom said:

“We were pleased to be able to partner with Dolphin Dispensers – the Alavo system ticks all the boxes for us and our clients are increasingly requesting solutions like this. I think it works really well in the setting and it’s great to see that the clients think the same way too.”

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