21st November

Catalyst toilets get a makeover!

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre is happy to announce that it has successfully completed the refurbishment of its main visitor toilets at a cost of £28,000, thanks to a grant from the Landfill Communities funder WREN*.

The previous toilets were installed when the building was new in 1994 and came with girl pink and boy blue trim for the fully-tiled interior, which had become worn and were woefully outdated by modern standards.

We now have eco-friendly low volume flushing, sensor taps, bright new joinery and marvellous new LED lighting!  For the first time (during our normal opening hours) these toilets will be available to all visitors to Spike Island.  These toilets are just the first step in a complete renewal of Catalyst which will be taking place over the next couple of years.

As an example of this change we are now investigating a Changing Places toilet with help from Halton Borough Council. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs will be met by a Changing Places toilet.

 

Notes for Editors

Catalyst is an independent charitable trust operated by Catalyst Science Discovery Centre and Museum Trust Limited.

* WREN is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects from funds donated by FCC Environment through the Landfill Communities Fund and Scottish Landfill Communities Fund.

WREN was established in 1997 and since then has provided over £200m to more than 7,000 community and environmental projects throughout the UK.

For more information contact Meryl Jameson, Marketing Manager at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre, Telephone 0151 420 1121