Hoe Promenade toilets now open

The toilets on the Hoe Promenade are now open.

The new facilities have been constructed to look the same as the old building by replicating the original features, including Art-Deco style circular mouldings on the roof and bedevilled door frames.

The old toilet building had structural issues and it was more cost effective to demolish and rebuild.

Councillor Nick Kelly, Leader of Plymouth City Council said: “Getting our waterfront ship-shape has been a priority for this administration, I want residents to be proud of our city.

“These modernised toilets, along with the other refurbishments to this area really highlight how grand Plymouth Hoe is.

“I am also delighted that these facilities are accessible for all and will help ensure that everyone is able to enjoy our waterfront.”

The construction has seen six new unisex public toilets built, with one additional accessible toilet and large, accessible changing room. This means the new facilities can be used safely and comfortably by all people with disabilities. 

A changing facility offers the space and equipment to ensure they can be used by people with profound learning difficulties or other disabilities that limit mobility, as well as accommodating carers.

Equipment within these toilets includes a height adjustable shower table, a height adjustable wash basin, and an accessible toilet with adaptive flushes.

These toilets are scheduled to open and close to avoid antisocial behaviour and also have card readers to allow you to spend a penny even without spare change. The toilets will be open 7.30am to 6pm from October to Easter, and 7.30am to 9pm Easter to September.

As part of the refit a new water bottle filler has also been installed at the entrance of the path to the toilets on the Promenade.