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The Truro public toilets are complete.

We are delighted to announce that Truro’s public toilets at The Green, Lemon Quay, are now officially open!

Lavigne Lonsdale were appointed by Truro City Council, back in 2023, to undertake the refurbishment and reconfiguration of the public toilets. This included the provision of a new Changing Place facility – the first to be provided in the city centre!

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This is the second changing place facility in Truro that we have been involved with.  The first one was at the Boscawen Tennis Pavilion which Truro City Council have recently completed.


Changing Places play a fundamental role in providing adequate facilities for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other disabilities that severely limit mobility – something that standard accessible toilets do not and cannot provide.


The absence of changing place facilities means that some disabled people are often limited in terms of activities available to them, or even prevented from going out altogether. We hope this new changing place allows more people the ability to access Truro and enjoy what the city centre has to offer.


In addition to the new Changing Place, the existing toilets have been remodeled and fitted with new sanitaryware and accessories. There is also a new water bottle filling station for people to use and stay hydrated.


The exterior of the building has been adorned with a Cornish inspired mural, which brings an element of playfulness to the scheme. The mural was designed and painted by the talented local artist, Jessica Sharville, featuring surfers, a Cornish Chough, lighthouses and many other things to keep an eye out for. The colours chosen, even match the colour of the tiles that cover the internal walls.  The mural is 26 metres long and took 2 weeks to paint


Funding for the project came from the Truro Town Deal Board’s successful bid for the governments Towns Fund Scheme and then another successful bid win from the Accelerated Funding to invest in capital projects that would have an immediate impact and help places “build back better” in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.


We hope the new toilets will provide facilities for the public to enjoy for years to come!



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