Sleepover pod benefits from Kinedo cubicle
Inspired by the work of ‘Help Bristol’s Homeless’ charity, container manufacturer, Newspace of Lydney in Gloucestershire, has created a specially designed Sleepover Pod to help ease the City’s rough sleeping issue. The unit has been sited at Bristol’s Malago Road which is an area of ground currently unused, although earmarked for development.
The Newspace pod joins many other containers that have been converted to accommodation at the site with the help of volunteers and a number of corporate sponsors. Traders that volunteer their time also train the accommodation users to skill them up for future projects.
A second unit has now been manufactured and a Kinedo Eden shower from Saniflo was specified in the bathroom this time thanks to its ease and simplicity of installation. With no requirement for tiles, grout or silicone the Eden can be installed in just a few hours and - once connected to a water source - is ready for use. Mike Judge from Newspace is delighted with the new addition to the bathroom;
“We are saving time in our manufacturing process with the Eden. It’s an integrated package that includes the tray, the shower valve, shower head and handheld valve, plus the door and panels. This means we also save time by taking delivery of a single box rather than bringing all the separate elements together before the fix. We also do not have to specify and order all the individual elements, so that helps too. It’s also a stunning shower and really upgrades the bathroom.”
Positioned as a modular housing solution the sleepover pod arrives on site ready-built after fabrication in the company’s Lydney factory. The concept is now being pitched to local authorities as a quick, cost-effective and short term solution to alleviate homelessness.
The beautifully designed Newspace sleepover pod contains two bedrooms, a small communal living area and kitchen, along with a bathroom and the integrated Kinedo cubicle.
For more information on the full range of Kinedo shower cubicles and enclosures from Saniflo, please visit the website or call the brochure hotline on 020 8842 0033.