Set within the masterplan for the regeneration of this town centre site in Gravesend, the toilet is a striking addition to Parrock Street. The design achieves a building that functions both as a landmark structure and as an efficiently planned toilet facility, housed within a sculptural form.
Structure is set away from the external walls to allow a continuous band of glass to bring light into the internal spaces and to emphasise the sloping underside to the concrete roof. The geometry of roof and walls proves a sheltered place of shelter for buskers who used to previously congregate near the site.
The mass concrete roof is separated from the tile-clad, concrete block walls by a continuous glazed clerestory; achieving a visual tension in the composition between architectural elements and allowing all internal spaces to be naturally lit
The project was featured on BBC and ITV news channels and was widely publicised.