SETTING THE STANDARD
Changing Places with Sync Living

Using public and private toilets can be a daunting experience for people living with disabilities, but it can be even more so if you are among the 2 million people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. Changing Places Consortium and Sync Living work with landlords, architects, management teams and contractors to advise and install the appropriate inclusive facilities.

Is your building in sync with everyone?

If your building is open to the public for several hours at a time, you need Changing Places facilities. Without this, many thousands of disabled people, their families and carers are denied equal access to your services.

Although this is not yet a legal requirement, it is a basic human right. At Sync Living, we are always working with new and existing property managers to advise, install and fit Changing Places facilities into the places that need them most according to BS8003:2018 building standards.

  • Retail
  • Transport Terminals
  • Hospitals
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Public Buildings
  • Education
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Health Care Facilities
  • Entertainment Venues
Equipped for everyone

People living with disabilities need more space and specialised equipment to be able to use toilet facilities in safety and comfort. To make sure your facilities are in sync with their needs, the space must be at least 12 SQM and include the following:

Changing Places Design

SPECIFICATION

  1. WC 
    • Provide and install Palma Vita Shower Toilet. Allow for connection to 100mm waste and 15mm mains water supply. Power supply to be an unswitched 10amp spur. Installation as per manufacturers instructions, unit to be commissioned by Sync Living.
    • Ceiling Hoist and Track
    • Provide and install 3m x 4m X-Y system with manual traverse and powered lift/lowering. Provide 13amp switched fused spur for hoist at ceiling height. Fixing method to be determined by Sync Living.
  2. Height Adjustable Adult-Sized Changing Bench 
    • An adult-sized changing bench is an essential part of a Changing Places toilet.
  3. Wash Basin 
    • Provide and install height adjustable wash basin. Allow for connection to 15mm hot & cold water supplies. 32mm waste and flush-mounted 240v spur as per manufacturers instructions.
  4. Drop Down Rail 
  5. Vertical Grab Rail 
  6. Retractable Privacy Curtain/Screen 
  7. Wide Paper Roll Dispenser 
  8. Full Length Mirror
  9. Paper Towel Dispenser
  10. Alarm Pull Cord
  11. Paper Towel Dispenser
  12. Alarm Pull Cord
  13. Waste Disposal Bin
  14. Large Sanitary Disposal Bin
  15. Manually Operated Hand Dryer
  16. Two Clothes Hooks
  17. Sanitary Towel Dispenser
  18. Alarm Reset Button
  19. Horizontal Grab Rail
  20. Floor Drain
  21. Shower
Changing Places at Millennium Forum - entrance to the building

Changing Places at Millennium Forum

We are glad to introduce you to the new Changing Places at Millennium Forum in Derry/Londonderry. The facility was officially opened on 26th November by the Mayor, Councillor John Boyle. The Changing Places at Millennium Forum is now available to grant full accessibility to everyone who wishes to enjoy the cultural offer of the forum. About the Millennium Forum The Millennium Forum was officially opened in

Project Highlights

Location:

Millennium Forum, Newmarket Street, Derry/Londonderry

Project Type:

Changing Places Facility

Building Type:

Theatre and Conference Centre

Changing Places Facility - IKEA Belfast

Changing Places Facility: IKEA Belfast

We are proud to announce that another Changing Places facility has been opened in Northern Ireland! The business which went the extra mile to make its premises fully accessible is the multinational group IKEA. 

Project Highlights

Location:

IKEA, Holywood Exchange Retail Park

Project Type:

Changing Places Facility

Building Type:

Sole Retailer

Changing Places Wexford

Changing Places Facility: Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford

Did you know that The Irish National Heritage Park now has a Changing Places facility? Located on the banks of the picturesque River Slaney, The Irish National Heritage Park truly is the cornerstone of  Ireland’s Ancient East. Unique in Europe, the park occupies 35 acres and has 16 archaeological and historical reconstructions all located in their natural settings. About the Park More than any other country in Europe, Ireland is

Project Highlights

Location:

Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford

Project Type:

Changing Places Facility

Building Type:

Open-air museum

Changing Places Toilet, Trinity College, Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin wanted to install a Changing Places toilet to become a fully inclusive educational institution and to show their commitment to inclusive education. The Changing Places facility is primarily for staff and students attending the college but Trinity also welcomes people with disabilities and their carers to use this fantastic fully accessible facility. The Changing Places facility is located at the entrance level of

Project Highlights

Location:

Trinity College, Dublin

Project Type:

Changing Places Facility, Changing Places Toilet

Building Type:

Educational Institution

Changing Places: Victoria Square

Belfast’s shopping centre giant, Victoria Square is the latest retail destination in Northern Ireland to join the Changing Places campaign. With over 800,000sq ft of retail space, 100 retail units and 190,000 weekly visitors, the prestigious retail destination is now a fully inclusive scheme as part of a recent toilet refurbishment. Sync Living were involved from the inception of the project and provided the specification and

Project Highlights

Location:

Belfast City Centre

Project Type:

Changing Places Facility

Building Type:

Retail Scheme

Invest in the Future

At Sync Living we understand that every business is different. That’s why we work with you to find a Changing Places solution that fits your space, your budget and the needs of your customers. Get in touch to find out more…

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