Eco-friendly renovation works completed on public toilets in Tenbury

Green Tourism

Four people stand outside refurbished public toilets in Tenbury Wells

Renovation works have been completed on a public toilet block in Tenbury Wells.

The toilets, located on Teme Street, were re-opened to the public on Monday 26 June after an impressive refurbishment.

The eco-friendly project, from Malvern Hills District Council, started in March this year, totalling £125,000.

The works formed part of the council’s Five Year Plan to invest in the refurbishment of five town centre toilets by 2025 and reduce the Council’s own use of electricity and water.

Great Malvern was one of the first town centre toilets to be completed in April 2022, further plans in the pipeline include Hanley Road car park toilets in Upton upon Severn, due to commence in September 2023.

The use of electricity will be reduced through the installation of LED Lights and integrated solar panels which are linked to a hybrid battery system. The toilet block will run off this rather than the mains electricity.

As well as this, low flush toilets have been installed which will result in less water usage. Further improvements made include:

  • New windows and doors
  • Low water usage taps
  • Complete re-tile
  • Re-decoration
  • New cubicles
  • Above and below ground drainage

Cllr John Gallagher, Portfolio Holder for Resources at Malvern Hills District Council said: “This eco-friendly refurbishment is a great addition to the town, the project has brought so many benefits not only for the environment, but for visitors and residents too.”