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Date set for toilet transformation

Work to transform the Chantry Centre toilets near the bus station is set to begin on September 16.

Test Valley Borough Council has now appointed a contractor to completely overhaul the toilets for the benefit of shoppers and visitors to the centre, with the installation of brand new loos, sinks, hand dryers, cubicles as well as the complete redecoration of the facility.

They will also be equipped with more environmentally sustainable technology, including sensor taps, LED lighting and modern and efficient heating systems.

The work is expected to take around 12 weeks to complete and the authority will provide temporary toilet facilities near the taxi rank behind Waitrose.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Phil North, said: “The existing toilets have consistently attracted criticism from shoppers and visitors. I am therefore pleased that having purchased the centre earlier this year, we are finally able to undertake the work and we are now well on our way to delivering new facilities that will be fit for purpose.

“I look forward to this project progressing over the coming weeks and hope to see the newly refurbished toilets open for use as quickly as possible.”