Date: February 14, 2022
Milford Reserve Changing Room and Toilet Block  |  Auckland

Project: Update changing room and toilet block renewal
Sector: Public Reserve
Location: Milford Reserve, Auckland
Client: Auckland Council
Plumbing: Mainworks
Project complete: August 2021

Milford Beach Reserve, located in Auckland’s North Shore, is situated on the seafront at Milford beach offering picturesque views to Rangitoto Island. The park is right next to a beautiful Marina and is a short walk from upmarket Milford Shopping Mall. The lively community area is a perfect spot for recreational activity, picnicing, walking and having fun. The park includes a nautical-themed playground with a pirate ship, rope climbing and balance beams.

The changing room and toilet block situated in the park was in need of an extensive upgrade and after much community feedback the old brick building was replaced with a modern building with a beach-themed exterior. The new facility includes six toilets, two unisex accessible toilets, two changing rooms with showers, a double external shower and a drinking station.

MacDonald Industries were consulted to help with the bathroom fitout. With an extensive range of bathrooms products designed specifically for public bathrooms MacDonald Industries specified RAK Toilets and Basins, Delabie Taps and Showers and MacDonald Baby Change Tables.

Delabie Sporting 2 Shower Panel

Delabie Sporting 2 Shower Panel has been specifically designed to withstand intensive use and vandalism. The aluminum panel is highly durable with reinforced and concealed fixings. The fitted shower head is tamper proof and scale resistant. The streamlined design and structure discourages attempts at vandalism.

The shower panel offers maximum water savings ensuring water bills can be reduced whilst preserving user comfort. The shower shuts off automatically after approximately 30 seconds of flow once the push-button has been pressed, removing the risk of water wastage. The time flow is reduced to the necessary minimum for wetting and then rinsing. The flow rate is regulated at 6 lpm so the flow remains constant regardless of pressure variations in the system.

RAK Toilets and Basins

RAK Toilets and Basins have a minimalist, modern design with carefully finished details. Products are available in a variation of sizes and shapes making it adaptable to suit a wide range of bathroom situations.

RAK Reserva Wall Faced Toilet Pans were installed in both the mens and womens bathrooms and the RAK Compact Accessible Wall Faced Toilet Pan was installed in the accessible bathroom cubes.
RAK toilets offer a forward-thinking design that takes into equal account sustainability and design aesthetics. Using high-tech production techniques which are designed to provide as low an impact as possible on the world’s resources, while the longevity of the toilets adds to its environmental credentials.

Delabie Time Flow Taps

Infection control in public bathrooms is now a priority in building design, to help protected our community from COVID19 as well as other infectious diseases. Delabie time flow taps shut off automatically with no manual contact once the button has been pushed and the valve has opened which helps prevent the spread of germs.

In addition, the time flow and the pre-set flow rate reduce water consumption and optimise the water bill. The flow time is reduced to the necessary minimum (wetting, rinsing).

Delabie taps have been specifically made from durable materials such as brass, stainless steel and reinforced fibreglass to withstand voluntary and involuntary vandalism.

Along with push button time flow taps being installed, lever options were installed in the accessible bathroom. Lever operation allows users to operate the controls with minimum effort.

Products supplied for Milford Public Bathrooms:
Delabie Tempostop 2 Time Flow Basin Tap Lever Operated - DE702 400
Delabie Temposoft Time Flow Basin Tap - DE740 000
Delabie Sporting 2 Shower Panel - DE714 700
MacDonald Polyethylene Horizontal Baby Change Table Product - BR100-EH
RAK Compact Accessible Wall Faced Toilet Pan - RA-CO1144
RAK Reserva Wall Faced Toilet Pan - RA-RS1114
RAK Compact 450 Wall Hung Basin and Shroud - RA-CO2111HP45

MacDonald Industries friendly Technical Consultants have a wealth of experience and knowledge in designing public bathrooms. Get in touch and let us know how we can help with your project.