DC&B were approached by Tendring District Council to replace existing out dated and below standard public conveniences on the greensward at the end of Connaught Avenue which consisted of female toilets above ground and male facilities below ground. The Council required new modern above ground facilities to include fully wheelchair accessible toilets, semi-ambulant facilities and dedicated baby changing facilities. The design was also to include forms of renewable energies in order to reduce running costs.
Various schemes were prepared until a final design was approved and a planning application made late in 2006 for a pavilion style building with Victorian and Edwardian overtones including large overhanging eaves, continuous strip windows giving the appearance of a floating roof, curved corners and continuous strip of rooflights splitting the roof in two.
Building regulation approval was obtained in April 2007 The construction was of cavity walling with an internal steel frame to support the vaulted roof, within the design rainwater harvesting for the flushing of toilets and solar panels for the heating of the hot water was included.
Construction began in April 2007 by Rose Builders and was completed on time and in budget. The toilets were opened in early 2008 and were awarded the "loo of the year award" in the same year.