YMCA Port Talbot is a charitable organisation that has been very much at the heart of the local community since it was formed in 1898.  The work the YMCA carries out has changed considerably over the years, but their aims remain the same: to provide a safe and stable environment, with excellent facilities, and to offer a wide range of youth and adult activities and services that can be accessed by the local population.

As part of their development plans YMCA have moved into a new building, The Plaza, named after the former Plaza Cinema which opened in 1940, and finally closed its doors in 1999.

Retaining the art-deco frontage, the new building has been extended to house a community café, a 240-seat theatre, digital production studios, co-working space and a fitness suite.

As part of the development YMCA commissioned a Changing Places toilet to be installed to ensure that their new facility offered access for everyone in the local area.


The main contractor, BAM Construct, engaged with Care Spaces to deliver the toilet facility. The project was delayed by many weeks due to the impact of Covid on workforce and material supply, but YMCA are proud to have opened the centre in December 2022 and already have their first tenants using the office space.

Care Spaces worked with BAM firstly to ensure that the room design was compliant with BS8300, then advised on various elements of the room construction including plumbing and drainage locations, shower specification, and pattressing provision.

The specialist equipment was then installed in good time for the handover of the building, and we attended site to provide some training for the staff.

The room is equipped with the following products:

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