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First ever changing places toilet opened in Kingston Town Centre

Cllr Margaret Thompson, Cllr Liz Green and Bentall Centre director Sam Eastwood with the new Changing Places facility

A new changing places toilet has been unveiled at the Bentall Shopping Centre in Kingston to help improve the shopping experience for those with disabilities, their parents and carers.

Kingston Council has worked with the centre to install the new toilet - the first of its kind in the town centre - as part of an ongoing commitment to improve disabled facilities.

The new toilet comes equipped with facilties such as a wash hand basin, height adjustable changing table, ceiling hoist, privacy screen and wide paper roll dispense.

Sam Eastwood, Bentall Centre Director, said:

“The Bentall Centre is continuously working to improve the shopping experience for its visitors, from our redevelopment to bring Kingston an unrivalled leisure experience with a boutique cinema and expanded restaurant offering, to new global brands, experiential stores and art exhibitions; everything we do is centred around our guests.

“Having state of the art amenities like the new changing places facility is all part of this strategy, ensuring that every single person in Kingston can benefit from the services we offer and the brands, events and installations we have at The Bentall Centre.”

Councillor Liz Green, Leader of Kingston Council, said:

“I'm delighted to see this to see this project has come to fruition, fulfilling a manifesto commitment. We want Kingston Town Centre to be as accessible and inclusive as possible and it's great that there is now this facility in the heart of the town.”