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Newly refurbished student bathrooms at University of Kent

Manufactured by Pressalit Care, the bathrooms are designed to be fully accessible for all

Posted by Julian Owen | October 06, 2017 | Interiors

The University of Kent is maintaining a strong focus on accessibility within its residential student accommodation with the completion of four newly refurbished bathrooms in its Kemsdale Court and Stock Court buildings.

The fully accessible bathrooms have been furnished with Pressalit Care's latest design of height and horizontally adjustable products.  

Features include the Matrix Curve hand basin, where the shallow bowl allows for wheelchair access underneath and the curved front edge allows easy reach of the tap.

 Also chosen for the new bathrooms is the Pressalit Care shower seat, with back and armrests. Electrically height adjustable by 500 mm with a wired hand control, the armrests are independently height adjustable. With foldable seat and arm rests, space in the bathrooms is maximised whilst maintaining space for manoeuvrability. 

Andrew Lowndes, UK Sales Manager at Pressalit Care, says: “The University of Kent has selected bathroom furniture to give them the ultimate in flexibility and the ultimate in efficiency. Increased independence in the bathroom is a great contributor to self-esteem, especially for students using the accessible bathrooms for whom university living is often their first experience of living away from home. 

“By including height and horizontally adjustable products with hand control facilities, the bathrooms are truly future-proofed for students with differing requirements. 

“The importance of having a bathroom that meets the needs of the individual, whatever their circumstances, becomes increasingly important. Whether this is due to reduced functionality or limited mobility, the importance of a well-fitted and appropriate bathroom cannot be underestimated.”



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