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Essential Updates – Building Regulations: Part M

We are still awaiting the outcome of 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.

Any requirement would 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.

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