July 14, 2010
Middle-Eastern-style “squat” lavatories have been fitted in a shopping centre after management staff attended a cultural diversity course.
The newly refurbished loos at Rochdale’s Exchange shopping centre will include two Nile pan facilities alongside the traditional western WCs.
The shopping centre decided to install the loos in the washrooms for both sexes, which enable users to squat rather than to sit, after receiving advice from the local Asian community.
Managers attended a course on “cultural understanding and community cohesion” run by Ghulam Rasul Shahzad, a retired Rochdale Council training officer, which is aimed at advising police and other local organisations.
This article was posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 at 3:59 am