Careful planning and design should ensure that approach routes leading to a Changing Places Toilet accommodate a wide range of users, in new and existing buildings. Internal doors should provide a minimum clear effective width of 850mm, although a greater width is preferred where practical. Where there are doors with door closers on the approach route, hold-open devices should be provided where possible, to maximise ease of access. 

Any Changing Places Toilet door opening towards a corridor which is a major access route, or an escape route should be recessed so that when fully open, it does not project into the corridor space.

A clear unobstructed space of 1800mm by 1800mm minimum should be provided directly outside the door to the Changing Places Toilet. This will facilitate users to easily enter the Changing Places Toilet or to turn around if the Changing Places Toilet is already occupied.