Cromer pier toilets win award

The newly open toilets on Cromer Pier which were damaged by the storm surge in 2013. They have now b

The newly open toilets on Cromer Pier which were damaged by the storm surge in 2013. They have now been shortlisted for a national award.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

People paying a visit to an iconic part of north Norfolk can now spend a penny in some award-winning toilets.

North Norfolk District Council's refurbished toilets on Cromer Pier have won a national award in the beaches category of the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards.

The Loo of the Year awards feature an inspection process covering criteria including signage, decor, maintenance, fixtures, fittings, cleanliness and overall management and customer care.

The Cromer Pier toilets were refurbished following severe damage incurred during the destructive storm of December 2013. The toilets feature energy saving lighting and dementia friendly signage.

The Cromer toilets were refurbished by Thrower & Rutland and designed by SMG Architects of Sheringham – the same team who were responsible for projects in Happisburgh and Sheringham.