A project to look at improving the public conveniences at Lymington Quay started in 2019, and included a survey of residents and businesses in the area, asking their views on options for upgrading the facilities at Lymington Quay.
Watch the presentation of latest plans:
Snug Architects drew up initial proposals for the site and a public exhibition was held. Since then, the Coronavirus pandemic led to a short pause of the project, but there are now revised plans for the site.
The proposal progresses the flat roof, Option B, which was supported by 81% of people at the consultation in early 2020.
The proposal provides 6 toilets and an accessible toilet, doubling as a family toilet, for the public. The plans include 6 self contained shower units and an accessible shower facility for visiting yachtsmen.
A key change is that the building now includes a cafe space, providing an active frontage onto the Quay. This benefits from access to the roof terrace and importantly, enables access to this space to be controlled, addressing a key concern raised during the previous consultation process.
There is also now a lift providing disabled access to the roof terrace.
In addition to these improvements the building is also seeking to be carbon neutral on operational energy.
Images: Artists impressions of what the facilities may look like and a draft site plan.
PDF of site plan
Approach to delivering project:
The District Council:
The projected total capital cost is £1.2 million.