4-Star quality when you ‘spend a penny’

1 Feb 2015

These are the new ladies toilets in International Baggage Reclaim, but they’re not any ordinary loos.

The 18 spacious cubicles are equipped to the highest possible standard. They have a new flush system, which means no more waiting for the cistern to refill. There’s an ample number of washhand basins and six Dyson hand-dryers and soft lighting, all set off by impressive Terrazzo flooring.

The ladies toilets entered use with passengers off the easyJet Amsterdam the first to try out the amenities. By all accounts, they were impressed! The work in International Baggage Reclaim is in three stages. Stage two will see new toilets for the gents followed by the creation of three Family Rooms.

The work is expected to be completed by the end of April/early May. Toilets in the Domestic Baggage Reclaim will get a similar ‘makeover’ as part of a refurbishment programme costing £2 million approx. 

As part of the work, the glass screen has been removed with ease of passenger access the priority. A single anti back-track gate similar to the new one in operation in International Baggage Reclaim will be installed in April.

Joe McGuigan, Projects and Safeguarding Supervisor, said: “We’re undertaking the work causing as little disruption as possible. Our passengers will see a big difference with the clean, modern lines and ease of access for all.

“We’ve been particularly aware of the needs of disabled passengers which is why in these new state-of-the-art facilities, there’s ample room for wheelchair manoeuvrability and comfort. We want to improve the passenger experience, and these significant changes underline our commitment to that.

“The quality of the materials used and finishing are impressive – delivering a 4-star experience whenever you want to spend a penny!”

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