ONE of Great Malvern’s best-used toilet blocks is set to undergo a £200,000 revamp to make the public conveniences ‘eco-friendly’.
The redevelopment to the Grange Road block were approved last night by Malvern Hills District Council’s Executive Committee.
The plans form part of the council’s Five Year Plan to invest in the refurbishment of five town centre toilets by 2025 which will reduce the council’s own use of electricity and water.
A raft of improvements will take place, including the installation of solar roof tiles with battery storage (subject to planning permission), low flush toilets and low water usage taps with built in legionella protection, LED lighting and new cubicles including ambulant cubicles in both male and female toilets
There will be new sanitaryware and tiling throughout, windows will be repaired and replaced, there will be improved facilities for the disabled and those with ambulant disabilities and the outside will be redecorated.
Coun Peter Whatley, Malvern Hills District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Resources, said: “The public toilets were last refurbished over 15 years ago and as one of the highest used toilet facilities the refurbishment in Grange Road is a priority.
“Making eco-friendly improvements and reducing the usage of water and electricity will also have a valuable impact on the environment, so we are really looking forward to getting the project started.”