New Forest Public Conveniences
Public toilets are perhaps not the first type of building that comes to mind when thinking about architecture, yet as minor public buildings, they do deserve to be designed with some higher aspirations.
John Pardey Architects were commissioned in 2002 by New Forest District Council to design a series of replacement public toilets and so we set ourselves the task of designing a ‘kit of parts’ that could be adapted to different locations.
This resulted in a light steel-frame, set onto pad foundations and infilled with aerated concrete blockwork to form a ‘solid’ shell that could take a variety of external cladding materials, dependent on the context. Roofs are in timber construction, lightly insulated to dampen rain noise only as the buildings are unheated and incorporate high level glazing for natural day lighting. A central service duct allows for all services to be hidden and accessible.
|Client||New Forest District Council|
|GIA m2||550 m2|
|Structural engineer||Barton Engineers|