Changing Places Facilities

Closed 6 Sep 2021

Opened 13 Aug 2021

Feedback updated 18 Nov 2021

We asked

We asked you for feedback on our design proposals for a brand new Changing Places facility in Haggerston Park as part of a refurbishment of the public toilet building.

Accessible equipment providers and the Health Integration Team at Hackney Ark fed into the design process.   

In addition to giving feeback on the design proposals, we asked people to share their ideas and feedback about managing access, promoting responsible use and letting people know the facilities exist. 

You said

The majority of respondents told us the proposed layout of the facility was as they would expect to find, but where people gave suggested improvements, these have been incorporated into the revised design. 

People also shared their views about radar keys and door codes and ideas and recommendaitons about how can we can ensure people know about the new facility, can find the facitlity and use it appropriately.   

We did

We have revised the facility design as a result of the engagement exercise and the insight shared will also inform the design and installation of any accessible facilities we are able to provide in the future (subject to funding)

Overview

Hackney Council is installing a brand new Changing Places facility in Haggerston Park as part of a refurbishment of the public toilet building. This will be the first Changing Places facility we have installed in an unsupervised location. 

We are keen for the facility to be easy to use and accessible to any park user who needs it. However, in an unsupervised location this presents challenges. 

We have been taking advice from accessible equipment providers and the Health Integration Team at Hackney Ark, but we would love to know what potential users of the facility need and to hear your thoughts about how to resolve some of these challenges.

Why your views matter

This engagement exercise will inform our next steps with planning the new facility in Haggerston Park and the design and installation of any accessible facilities we are able to provide in the future (subject to funding). 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • People with disabilities

Interests

  • Health and wellbeing