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Changing Places Consultation – have your say

The government has announced a Consultation on proposals to make a Changing Places accessible WC compulsory under Part M of the Building Regulations for large buildings such as shopping centres, sports stadiums and cinemas.

The requirement will depend on the floor area of a building or its seating capacity and whether it is new, being extended by more than 25% or undergoing a change of use or significant alteration. The consultations contain proposals for a 12m² facility and for a 9m² room for smaller buildings. The government estimates that the cost of a Changing Places WC would be between £28,700 and £45,000.

Take part in the consultation by 21st July at https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changing-places-toilets .

Further information is available at http://www.changing-places.org/

Last year by a petition calling for Changing Places to be provided in all large public buildings secured more than 57,000 signatures.

Photograph courtesy PAMIS http://pamis.org.uk/campaigns/changing-places-toilets/

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