Portsmouth City Council are pleased to announce the opening of new toilets and facilities at College Park in Copnor, Portsmouth.
The new building at College Park provides two individual public toilets for the park users together with a small kiosk for future vending opportunities. The building includes an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities.
The building project utilised wooden-clad shipping containers, which were used as the main building for both the future vending area and toilets, dramatically reducing the cost of the works for the council.
The position of the building was chosen to be close to the adjacent play area whilst located centrally within the site. In order to make efficient use of the space available, PCC worked closely with the adjacent bowls club to modify their boundary fencing, whilst also improving security of the bowls site.
The building was manufactured off-site as a wooden clad shipping container and was craned into position during the summer.
Portsmouth City Council's in-house Design Team managed the project, with PCC framework partner Mountjoy responsible for delivering the building. REDs, Corrigenda, and SSE were all involved in bringing the project to fruition.
After the opening of the facilities, Cllr Dave Ashmore said: "Following the opening of the Kingston Recreational Ground toilets earlier this summer, I am delighted to see these new facilities now being opened at College Park.
Local residents have requested more toilets in public places across Portsmouth, so being able to open facilities in more locations shows how we are looking to deliver projects in line with the needs of our residents."
College Park provides much needed space for play, relaxation and sports for local residents. The new facilities will ensure more residents can enjoy the green-space long into the future.