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hen designing changing users? How many users will there be at
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rooms, taking a little peak times? What is the flow between
time to consider the wet and dry areas? These questions are
key points will ensure key to providing the perfect solution.
that the facilities provide a functional The number of lockers should not
yet welcoming environment. The key to relate to available wall space. Rather, a
designing successful changing rooms is suffi cient number should be provided to
80 per cent common sense and 20 per accommodate the optimum throughput
cent architectural expertise. However, of the facility, including aerobic studios
some of the features I’ve witnessed in and wet areas, linked to the total number
changing room design over the past of memberships or projected users.
20 years suggest that, as with so many Generally, changing rooms are
other things in life, common sense is an designed to meet peak capacity, which
attribute in short supply! only occurs at limited times; where
space is an issue, strike a balance
general principles between the number of lockers provided
When a health club, fitness centre, spa to meet peak capacity and the realistic
John Gibbs offers advice to
or swimming pool is looking to design a level of usage. Additionally, where lines
multi-use changing facility, operators of lockers meet in the corner, there is
operators looking to create
must address several issues. Who’s going a great opportunity to create individual
the perfect changing room,
to use the changing rooms? What do private changing cubicles, maximising
whether for a spa, swimming
they expect the lockers to hold? What every square foot of the available space.
combination of cubicles is required? The provision of quality showers
pool or fitness suite What facilities are needed for disabled is imperative, with the number and
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