Changing room designs and refurbishment

There are many crucial things to think about when you look at designs for changing rooms, whether you use modular buildings or permanent facilities. Firstly, they need to be safe and comfortable. You want to make sure people can change without concerns. This is especially true if there are showers.

Secondly, you need to think about hygiene and cleanliness. People won’t want to use the facilities if they are unclean, smelly, or generally look poorly maintained.

Thirdly, you need to consider the impression they make. This is most important with things like gyms and sports clubs. You might find you don’t get as many renewals and new members as you expect if your facilities don’t look attractive.

Think about the number of users

One of the most important things to keep in mind here is how many people use the changing rooms. The higher the number, the quicker problems can start to develop. The wear and tear will increase as the users do.

More users could also mean you have more problems with germs, bacteria, and viruses. The facilities can already be a breeding ground for them, especially if they are warm and there is a lot of moisture. When you have dozens or hundreds of users, the chance of them bringing things in and them spreading is higher. This is even more likely on common areas like door handles and taps.


No matter how good the original design is, in time it will start to look old and worn out. As we said above, it will happen faster when you have higher footfall. Generally you will need to refurbish your changing rooms every 5 to 10 years.

What you should focus on here is impressing the users and maximising their experience. Make the facilities enjoyable to use by choosing quality fittings and fixtures. Ensure the design is attractive too. Most importantly, make sure everything is easy to clean and maintain.

Modular buildings have a unique advantage here. They are easier to refurbish than permanent facilities. You can completely change the layout by adding or removing partitions and moving things around. This means you can adapt if there has been an increase in users or you need to provide different facilities.

Do you want to design changing rooms?

S&S Site Services is one of the most dynamic modular building specialists in the UK. We can source them, including offering some sales ourselves. Then, we can arrange installation in all kinds of locations. Once in place, we can handle the interior fittings. Finally, we can provide maintenance and refurbishment services.

So, if you want modular buildings for changing rooms or any other needs, speak to us. We’ll provide the best service for you.