Lavatory, St Margaret of Antioch Church

Tricker Blackie Associates, Toppesfield, Essex, 2012


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This facility was made possible by a grant from a Trust Fund administered by a former resident of the village

Installing it in a 14th century church with no other internal subdivisions suggested that it should be located under a 17th century gallery where it would have less effect over the existing spatial unity. Nevertheless it need not be totally unobtrusive for obvious reasons. It should be perceived as church furniture rather than a permanent structure.

Sound proofing was extremely important and great care was taken to achieve a high standard. Users liken it to Tardis when they enter it. Its rounded corners enable space to flow round and past it and the red and gold colour scheme is an acknowledgement to its location. It is built off the existing floor so it is timber framed and will leave no trace of it if it is removed.


  • Begun: Feb 2012
  • Completed: May 2012
  • Floor area: 3m2
  • Sector: Religious
  • Total cost: £20,000
  • Funding: Grant from a Trust Fund
  • Tender date: Jun 2011
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: St Margaret of Antioch Church, Toppesfield, Essex, CO9 4DR, United Kingdom

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