The On-Street Urinal is a permanently installed product used to counter the problem of street urination in the hours of darkness. It is targeted at able-bodied males, who cause the majority of street fouling. The product was designed by Lacock Gullam for Swedish manufacturer Danfo, in partnership with Westminster City Council.
Since the first units installed in Westminster were opened in October 2001, more than a thousand people a week have used the facilities. The unit is fixed open in the evening. In the morning it is cleaned down and locked to make the facility as innocuous as possible.
Two cubicles with automatic flushing provide modesty without total enclosure, so avoiding anti-social use. The materials convey a clean and safe environment and together with the sleek profile cause a minimum impact on pedestrian flow and architectural surroundings. For ease of cleaning, resistance to vandalism and longevity of service, the unit is constructed from stainless steel.