The first measure to make the washrooms easy to observe was the layout. The washrooms were designed to open onto the corridor which allowed them to be supervised by teachers. However we maintained the privacy factor by installing full height solid grade laminate cubicle dividers and doors, which deters anti-social behaviour.
We installed duct panelling which prevents students accessing points behind the wall and hiding items. This also served the purpose of covering the toilet cisterns and other pipes so they don’t get damaged by students leaning and standing on them. MFC ceilings also prevent students from getting up above the ceiling or concealing items, as would be possible with ceiling tiles. Wall cladding and duct panelling can be easily painted over in the case of graffiti, and we mounted wall tiles in a random pattern in order to prevent vandalism.