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South Bank ‘Jubiloo’ public toilets opened by Kate Hoey MP

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New 'pay-as-you-go' public toilets on the South Bank have been officially opened by Kate Hoey MP.

Alan Bishop and Kate Hoey MP
Southbank Centre chief executive Alan Bishop and Kate Hoey MP perform the opening ceremony
Jubiloo attendants
All the Jubiloo attendants have been recruited via Waterloo Job Shop

The glass-clad pavilion, known as the Jubiloo, is located between Hungerford Bridge and Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank. The building has been designed by Mark Power and will be operated by Healthmatic.

The Jubiloo is made up of 11 unisex cubicles and six urinals which will be open from 10am to 10pm each day. One of the cubicles will be accessible to wheelchairs and available 24 hours per day. Admission is 50p.

The pavilion canopy's boat-like shape recalls the Roman galley remains discovered in 1911 beneath the neighbouring County Hall and has been designed to collect rainwater to help flush the loos.

"We are delighted to be able to host the new Jubiloo to complement the wonderful refurbished Jubilee Gardens, which opens next week," says Alan Bishop, chief executive of Southbank Centre.

"The Jubiloo will improve further the visitor experience on the South Bank and no one will have to cross their legs while watching the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on 3 June."

The Jubiloo's eight staff, who will wear Union Jack uniforms, have been recruited via the Waterloo Job Shop in Lower Marsh.

Vauxhall Labour MP Kate Hoey said: "The Jubiloo is another example of how the South Bank partners continue to innovate and invest in the area to maintain its position as London's premier visitor destination boosting the local and London economy."

All the water used in the flushing of the toilets urinals and cleaning of the floor will be grey water, either from the roof collection, or from Southbank Centre's borehole.

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