Work underway on new public toilets

Published Wednesday, 13th March 2024

Work has started on the construction of new public toilets at a popular seaside resort.

The toilet block is being built close to the promenade at the southern end of Seaton Carew for Hartlepool Borough Council by Stokesley-based contractor National Civils & Utilities Ltd. The individual units have been supplied by Cleveland Site Safe from Middlesbrough.

The development has been welcomed by Councillor Sue Little, Chair of the Council’s Neighbourhood Services Committee and a Seaton ward councillor.

She said: “This is a significant investment by the Council in the future of Seaton Carew.

“These new toilets will replace existing facilities at the nearby Clock Tower which could not be readily brought up to modern standards, and they will benefit both local residents out enjoying a stroll and also the many thousands of visitors we regularly welcome from further afield.”

Councillor Sue Little and Councillor Mike Young beside the site of the new toilets

Councillor Sue Little and Councillor Mike Young beside the site of the new toilets

Councillor Mike Young, Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, said: “At a time when local authorities are facing unprecedented financial challenges – and we are no exception – I am delighted that we are proceeding with this project.

“Seaton Carew is a great place with its stunning beach, bars, restaurants and leisure attractions but it is important to ensure that high-quality facilities are in place to meet the needs of local people and visitors alike.

“Such facilities are vital if Seaton Carew is to maintain its appeal as a visitor destination.”

The single-storey pitched-roof building will provide single cubicle unisex facilities. There will be nine standard cubicles, two accessible cubicles and a Changing Places unit to cater for people with significant disabilities.

The exterior will be clad in horizontal planking painted in a range of beach hut-style pastel colours.

Construction work is expected to take several weeks, and the toilets will be operational for the busy summer season ahead.