Oakdene Holiday Park Toilet Refurbishment - Case Study
After completing a transformative washroom refurbishment for the Shorefield Group in New Milton, we were brought in to renovate the washrooms at their sister location in St. Leonards, Dorset.
The main entertainment building at Oakdene is a busy environment with a high footfall. The Shorefield Group were conscious that the new washrooms must be durable, hard wearing and easy to clean, but knew how important it was to make these washrooms a warm and inviting space.
After the removal of the existing male and female washrooms, we began by installing an Altro Walkway vinyl. This floor covering is not only incredibly durable and hardwearing, standing up to high heel shoes, but also features anti-slip safety properties. Altro was also used for an easy to clean wall covering. The brand’s Whiterock wall cladding is an industry leading material that delivers a smooth seamless finish that boasts impressive hygiene properties.
New suspended ceilings were installed, which concealed all the wiring for an energy efficient LED downlighting system, controlled by infra red sensors. This means that the lights are only activated when a user is actually in the room, removing the risk of lights being left on unnecessarily.
For extra privacy, and for a more contemporary feel to the washrooms, full-height cubicles were fitted. These were made from solid grade laminate (SGL), an extremely tough material prized for being completely impervious to water. This means the panels will never swell or weaken from ingress moisture. We constructed an integrated plumbing system for the sanitary ware to ensure all pipework, cisterns and mains services are concealed and protected in a duct set. This was done behind the Vitra S20 toilet pans, as well as the ceramic, concealed trap urinals.
For the urinals, we employed a DVS sensor system that is placed in the ceiling directly above where the user stands. When a user walks away from the urinal, the flush is activated. This technology further improved both the eco-efficiency of the washroom, but also the hygiene.
Custom vanity units were also constructed from solid grade laminate with a wood grain effect utilised for a more homely finish. This was continued above the vanity unit, with LED backlit mirrors mounted on top. This lighting was integral to the design as it brought warm light from a source other than the ceiling, resulting in a more distinct and luxurious finish.
For hand washing we fitted ceramic inset basins to the counter, partnered with a non-concussive tap. With the tap only emitting water for a set period of time, water usage is reduced and the risk of flooding removed. Sensor activated hand-in hand dryers were brought in to complete the washroom, along with brushed stainless steel soap dispensers and toilet roll holders.
At the end of this refurbishment project, this carefully considered pair of washrooms were treated to a deep clean and professional mastic application for a seamless and immaculate finish ready for the busy seasons that lay ahead.