If you provide any seating for people to eat and drink at your premises you must provide public toilets and hand washing facilities for those people to use.

We have byelaws setting the following level of toilet provision at any premises which starts to offer seating for eating or drinking, or where major refurbishment is carried out.

Cafe's, restaurants and similar 

People using the premises

WC’s

Urinal stalls

Wash-hand basins, (for each sex)

 

1-25 seats

26-50 seats

 

51-100 seats

101-200 seats

 

For   each additional 100 seats or part thereof over 200

 

 

 

Shared 1

1 Female  - 1 Male

2 Female - 1 Male

2 Female - 1 Male

1   Additional for each sex

 

-

-

 

1

2

 

Each   urinal may be substituted for W.C. when at least 2 W.C.’s have been provided   for males

 

Shared 1

1 Female – 1 Male

1 Female – 1 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

1   Additional for each sex

Public houses and similar           

People using the premises

WC’s

Urinal stall

Wash-handbasin(for each sex)

 

1-50 persons

 

51-100 persons

For   each additional 100 persons or part thereof over 100

 

1 Female - 1 Male

2 Female - 1 Male

1   Additional for each sex

 

1

 

3

1 Additional

 

 

1 Female – 1 Male

 

1 Female – 1 Male

1   Additional for each sex

Cinemas, theatres, bingo halls and similar        

People using the premises

WC’s

Urinal stalls

Wash-handbasins (for each sex)

 

1-100 seats

101-200 seats

201-300 seats

301-500 seats

501-1000 seats

For   each additional 500 seats or part thereof

 

 

1 Female – 1 Male

2 Female  - 1 Male

3 Female - 2 Male

4 Female - 2 Male

5 Female – 3 Male

1   Additional for each sex

 

1 per 50

1 per 50

1 per 50

1 per 50

1 per 100 in excess   of 500

1 Additional per   100

 

1 Female – 1 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

3 Female – 3 Male

1   Additional for each sex

Sports stadia, swimming pools and similar

People using the premises

WC’s

Urinal stalls

Wash-handbasin (for each sex)

 

1-100 persons

101-200 persons

201-500 persons

501-1000 persons

For   each additional 1000 or part thereof

 

1 Female – 1 Male

2 Female  - 1 Male

3 Female - 2 Male

4 Female - 3 Male

1   Additional for each sex

 

1

2

4

6

2 Additional  

 

1 Female – 1 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

2 Female – 2 Male

3 Female – 3 Male

1   Additional for each sex

Fêtes, shows, point-to-point meetings, country homes open to the public and similar

People using the premises

WC’s

Urinal stalls

Wash-hand basins (for each sex)

 

1-150 persons

Each   additional 75 over 150

Each   additional 150 over 150

 

2 Female – 1 Male

1 Additional for   females

 

1 Additional for   males

 

2

1 Additional 

 

1 Female – 1 Male

 

 

1   Additional for each sex

The application of this standard depends on the type and duration of the function.  Permanent premises admitting more than 500 people should make provision for disabled people.

At music and similar events where the number of people is expected to be more than 1,000, the standards in the Purple Guide will apply.

Betting shops 

People using the premises

W.C.’s

Urinal stalls

Wash-handbasin (for each sex)

 

1-50

51-100

 

1 Shared

1 for each sex

 

 

1

 

1 Shared

1 for each sex

 

If you are providing, or changing, toilet facilities at a business you should also consult our building control department and possibly the planning department first.