A DERELICT public toilet in Huddersfield is being transformed into a photographic studio.
Imaginative couple Andy and Gill Sutcliffe, found the disused lavatories in Newsome Road, Newsome, on the internet.
Having always focused on wedding photography, the couple decided to expand their business and needed a studio to do so.
The conveniences cost them £35,000 and will be used to house their business, Andy Sutcliffe Photography.
They were inspired to look at the site after a friend in Hove Edge turned a toilet block into a financial advisor’s office.
They aim to have the studio fully opened by the end of July.
Andy said: “The building is going to be stunning, we have opened it all up and exposed all the rafters inside.
“We bought it without even seeing the inside.
“It was in a bit of a state but we really wanted to retain thefeatures of the original building because it has been there since the 1970s.
“It was an opportunity that we couldn’t miss out on and it is starting to look really sharp.”
Andy said he did have concerns about the sewage system so they have revamped the entire water system.
He said: “We have ripped out all of the old sewer systems and new pipes are being put in, all those old pipes don’t exist anymore.
“It has five rooms including a studio, kitchen, viewing room, office and ... a toilet.
“We hope to use the building for creating beautiful pictures and exploring different backgrounds.
“The placement of the building is really nice, it’s a great area.”
The Sutcliffes set up the business eight years ago and had previously run it from their home.