Arun District Council is pleased to announce that the long-awaited new public toilets on the promenade at Bognor Regis are due to be installed on Tuesday 2 October.
As the building will be craned into position onto the prepared base, it is important that safety is the priority and to make room for the crane, the seaward half of the Esplanade will need to be closed and a one-way Stop-Go traffic flow will be in operation. The Promenade may also be temporarily closed to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic at times for health and safety reasons.
Once the building is in place, the services will be connected and the building fully commissioned ready for public use.
The tarmac around the new building will be re-laid to create smooth ramped access to the toilets. This work is planned to start on Monday 8 October and again may require temporary closure of the Promenade in order to safeguard the public. Arun District Council anticipates that the toilets will be open for public use during Friday 12 October 2018.
Cabinet Member for Technical Services, Cllr Stephen Haymes said “It will be great for our beach visitors to have these high-quality new toilets on the promenade. It was really important to us that the building design was aspirational and befitting this beautiful location. The building uses materials that will weather the harsh environment and will look good now and into the future. I would like to thank the public for their understanding whilst the council have been dealing with the delayed delivery of the toilet block. ”
The temporary toilets that have been in place during the summer will be disconnected on Monday 1 October 2018 to enable the new service connections to be made. This means that for a few days there will not be any public toilet provision on the promenade, but people will be signed to use the nearby public toilets located in the Regis Centre Car Park. We apologise for the temporary loss of service and thank the public for their patience.