Getting the most out of small spaces
Whilst designing cloakrooms over the past 20 years, the most common challenge for us has been to get the maximum capacity from the smallest of spaces. These requests have varied from the slightly challenging to the wildly unrealistic expectation of what can be crammed into a space while maintaining a degree of functionality.
Chexology – the paperless ticketing system
Once the layout has been finalised, a clear numbering system & operational system is essential. This needs to be clearly defined to ensure the attendants can intuitively find their way quickly to any point within the cloakroom, enabling a speedy return of the customer’s coat or luggage.
The paperless ticketing system from Chexology is not only a greener solution eliminating paper tickets, but it also allows the cloakroom operators to check items with greater security as well as reducing queue times to return items at the end of an event dramatically.
In addition to coat rails, there is usually a requirement for bags and umbrellas. Umbrellas being the easiest to accommodate, with either a wall or rail mounted rack & drip tray, or with standard bin profiles mounted to the end of rails.
Racking to accommodate smaller cases and bags in compartmented shelves is also a solution with larger flight cases usually on lower-level shelving or below counter space.