First Gender Neutral Toilet Block Installed At Walthamstow Academy

The Project.

Walthamstow Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in North London. With over 1,000 pupils at the school, its Board of Governors required a gender-neutral toilet block that could accommodate all its students regardless of their gender – creating a more inclusive environment at the Academy.

Providing at least one gender-neutral washroom is becoming increasingly important in education. They are proven to reduce the levels of bullying and allow all students to feel welcome.

Having completed previous washroom projects at the academy, Concept Cubicle Systems were approached by Rap Interiors to provide a full washroom supply and installation on the school’s existing toilet block and convert it to an open-plan, gender neutral washroom area.

The Solution.

In keeping with the aesthetic of their previously refurbished toilet cubicles, Concept worked with RAP Interiors to provide a full refurbishment on its toilet cubicles, integrated duct panels, and laminate vanity tops.

Ultimate privacy was key for this project, which is why we selected our Force Privacy cubicle range with full height duct panels and powder coated ironmongery to provide complete security for students.

Selecting pilasters and partitions in soft, neutral grey Gris Perle (G003) complemented the Banian Noirci (B101) wood grain finishes of the cubicle doors, creating a striking look that pairs well with Rap Interiors’ glossed subway tiles and porthole style mirrors.

All laminate vanity tops were installed with semi recessed, under-mounted basins, resulting in a harmonious monochrome palette that fits with the existing colour scheme. All material was fabricated from vandal resistant Compact Grade Laminate (CGL).

The final look is a slick and contemporary washroom that is perfect for the needs of the academy and its students. The open-plan gender neutral washroom area is a welcoming space for all and is robust enough to stand up against everyday use.

“It was great working with Concept again on this project. They really understood our vision for the washroom and helped us to create a space that looks good, is practical, and inclusive for students.”

Martyn Pilcher, Commercial Director, RAP Interiors

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