Q. Could you please replace urinals with cubicles in the men's toilets in the future?
Answered By: Ewan McCubbin Last Updated: Feb 07, 2018 Views: 64
Thanks for your feedback. I am very sympathetic!
I'm sure you appreciate that we are currently very limited in what we can do with toilet provision, given the physical constraints of the building. We are aware that we don't have sufficient facilities to meet demand, particularly during semester time.
As you may know, the University will be developing Level 1 of the Library in a couple of years in order to create an additional 375 study spaces. This project will also see refurbishments of and extensions to the existing toilet facilities on levels 2, 3 and 4.
In early meetings with the architects, we specifically asked for additional cubicles to be added to the male toilets and this is planned along with increased urinal provision. From a space planning perspective, urinals are obviously more efficient but clearly we need more cubicles too. There will be related improvements to the female toilet provision and Level 1 will see new gender neutral toilets installed - fully-enclosed cubicles with their own sinks, similar to those currently in the Arts Building.
I hope this helps answer your question and I'm sorry we can't do any more at the current time to improve matters.
Assistant Director (Public Services & Communications)