How would you like to spend your work day sitting on the toilet?

Well if you plan on working at the Wellington Works in Wellington Road, you won't be far off.

That is because a planning application to turn a block of communal toilets into a place of business has been approved by Merton Council.

The application, submitted in March this year, said tenants of the early 20th century units opposite the toilets would be well served by a change of use.

"The communal WCs (toilets) are now redundant," a document submitted as part of the application said.

"The proposal is to reconstruct and convert these to form a small new work space of about 44sqm gross internal area, suitable for a small or start up desk based business.

"Units 3, 4, 5, and 6 had no WCs of their own, but had use of a communal set of WCs at the top (south western) end of the estate. There were no communal disabled WCs.

"Units 3, 4, 5, 6 have recently undergone refurbishment, including insertion of accessible WCs within the units, coupled with installation of a mini sewage treatment plant.

"The whole estate both historically and now provides units for various light industrial and office based uses."

But the new business site shouldn't look too similar to its previous use.

"The female WCs will require reconstruction for any purpose," the application said.

"It is proposed to demolish them, and construct an extension to the male WCs in the same manner as those, of the same size as the female wcs.

"To unify the two ages of construction, disguise the altered openings, and distinguish the new unit from unit 1, it is proposed to render the two visible elevations.

"This will tie the design to the rendered elevations of units 2, 3, and 6.

"Window design with projecting cills, and projecting lintels, will tie with unit 1, as will parapet details."

And if you are worried about parking, well it even looks like an extra space will be built.

There is no word yet on what kind of business will be moving into the former loo.