Weymouth seafront's super loo given opening date

Weymouth seafront's super loo given opening date

Published by George Sharpe at 3:25pm 31st July 2020.

New Weymouth seafront toilets and Beach Control Office are due to open next week. 

Dorset Council has confirmed the works will be completed on Monday 3rd August, before being transferred to Weymouth Town Council on the 5th August. 

There will be a soft opening of the new development on the 7th of August and an official opening on the 8th of August.

This will allow Weymouth Town council to prepare the toilets for a safe opening.

weymouth old tic
The Old TIC

Cllr Gary Suttle is the Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Skills, he said: 

"I am delighted to officially open this new toilet and beach control office. This has been a challenging project for our contractors, with inclement weather and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

"The contractor decided to shut the site on 24 March. The site manager returned to the site on Monday 11 May and work recommenced using COVID secure practices. 

"I want to extend my gratitude to the patience of the residents of Weymouth whist this facility has been built and we believe it will significantly enhance the experience for our visitors and residents alike."

What will be available? 

  • The ground floor will provide 23 toilets in total, compromising of 18 unisex and three fully accessible toilets.
  • A changing space.
  • A specially adapted toilet for people including those with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other visible hidden disabilities.
  • A parent and family room.
  • External showers (For rinsing off sand.)
Weymouth Superloo floor plan
Weymouth Super loo floor plan

The Beach Control office will be located on the top floor, and have an outdoor balcony for surveillance to improve public safety.

The Town Council will be using the lettable space itself to run a cafe project. 

Weymouth Town Council is taking on the management of the facility now the project is completed.

Cllr Graham Winter is the Mayor of Weymouth Town Council, he said: 

"The completion of the Beach Control Office and toilet facilities is extremely welcome news. The new facilities will make a very positive difference to the town, and the family room in particular is a much-needed addition to the seafront that will benefit visitors and locals.

"The new office facilities within the building will also enhance the Town Council's beach operation and will give staff a functional and central base to work from. The Town Council will be responsible for the future of the building and will maintain it to a high standard to ensure that it remains a fantastic asset for many years to come."

In 2018, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's Management Committee agreed funding for improved toilet facilities in central Weymouth.

These facilities are a conversion of the ground floor area of the previous Beach Control Office.