Princes Park Toilets
The City of Hobart Public Toilet Strategy 2015-2025 provides a framework to improve the provision, availability, promotion and distribution of public toilets in Hobart, which are accessible, environmentally sustainable and of high quality.
The new toilets in Princes Park are part of the Hobart City Council’s implementation of the strategy through a $3 million investment commitment in 2015 to upgrade and replace public toilets throughout the city.
Both the natural stone perimeter wall and the park’s terraced lawns are traced to the Great Depression of the 1930s, which saw major works undertaken to reconstruct Princes Park from a former natural reserve, including large pieces of natural dolerite being removed from the site to form the walls surrounding the park, including the existing entrance portico at the Castray Esplanade-Hampden Road junction, which is adjacent to the new toilets.
The contemporary design solution is a sensitive aesthetic response to the historic site.
Project architect – Scott Balmforth
Builder – Hutchinson Builders
Structural and civil engineering – Aldanmark Consulting Engineeers
Services engineering – JMG Engineering
Building surveyor – Lee Tyers Building Surveyors
Precast concrete – Duggans
Metalwork – APF Welding
Photographer – Jonathan Wherrett
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