Danfo opens architect designed toilets in London
Danfo and London Borough of Hackney Council officially opened their new toilet facilities in London Fields on 7 April 2014. The new high profile public convenience building provide modern facilities for visitors to London Fields Park and the adjacent popular Broadway Market which comes alive during weekend trading periods. The project is part of an ongoing redevelopment scheme by Hackney Council to regenerate the southern area of London Fields.
Facilities for everyone
The new building design incorporates five single occupancy toilet cubicles for a unisex disabled toilet, an ambulant unisex disabled toilet, two female toilets and a unisex toilet with baby change. The building also provides a specially designed screened outdoor urinal, built to reduce queues to the toilet rooms during high season. Entry is free to all the toilets.
The building design includes contemporary solar lighting tubes to reduce the carbon footprint of the building during daylight hours. The solar tubes allow lighting to be provided naturally into each toilet cubicle area. The cladding is made from chemical-free and durable thermowood.
A “green” roof with Sedum plants was formed as part of the roof structure to reduce surface water run-off and increase carbon capture from the air, thus reducing the environmental impact of the building. The living roof provides habitats for birds and insects as part of Hackney Council’s Biodiversity Action Plan.
Danfo in partnership with the Council
A new planter wall is being constructed within the park as part of the ongoing landscape regeneration works, Danfo happily provided the first stage of this development by creating the new planter wall adjacent the building.
The toilets are specially developed to last for years and years with high visitor foot fall and have the ability to be restored very quickly in case of any damage.
“What other council provides a toilet as nice as this?”
– Hackney resident
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