Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 01:45


The Eden Project has been judged the best visitor attraction in the country in the Loo of the Year Awards.

The British Toilet Association has praised Eden for its high-quality washrooms, accessibility, signage and efforts of its logistics staff in the 2017 awards.

As well as winning the national prize in the Visitor Attractions category Eden has also received the Washroom Cleaner of the Year award which recognises the work of cleaning staff and has been given a platinum rating overall.

Eden’s Logistics Manager Kathryn Sanders said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all involved who work tirelessly to ensure our hygiene standards are kept to a high level at Eden as we welcome more than one million visitors a year.

“The quality of washroom facilities has a massive impact on how people can view a business and we’re so proud to see that the methods of the team are leaving a positive impression. We are always reviewing our practices and striving to raise our standards.”

Eden has won acclaim from the British Toilet Association since the project was first listed in its Hall of Fame in 2003.

The visitor attraction boasts environmentally-friendly toilets which use recycled rainwater. Most of the washrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art Dyson Airblade hand dryers which use 80% less energy than other hand dryers. 

Throughout the site there are accessible toilets including the Changing Places toilet in the Visitor Centre, which has a height-adjustable changing bench, hoist system and space for one person with a disability and up to two personal assistants.

Kathryn has managed Eden’s logistics team since it first opened in 2001. The team looks after the whole site, cleaning toilets, windows, floors, offices and classrooms, as well as sorting and recycling all waste collected on site. 

Logistics staff use biodegradable products and replenish washrooms with recycled toilet paper and palm oil-free soap. 

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