The public toilets towards the Norwood road end of Robson Road that have stood unused for several years are about to be transformed. They were bought from Lambeth at public auction in May 2015.
Cllr Fred Cowell and Cllr Anna Bierly recently went to have a look and discuss future plans.
The new owners are looking for planning consent for A1 use, as a cafe, but plan to apply for a licence so that they can run a bar/kitchen. They aim to keep as many of the original features as they reasonably can including retaining the first row of urinals in the Gents, with shelves between each one so that people can sit at them with their laptops. They also hope to retain a couple of cubicles in the Ladies, opened up, to provide intimate alcoves.
Work will hopefully start soon!