Bath Spa Train Station: Water efficient refurbishment

Bath Spa train station
We chose the ES4 WC and Airflush system because of their robustness and ability to work well in high usage situations. Our clients First Great Western were very keen on reducing water consumption and both products offered significant water savings, with the Airflush system itself being waterless and the ES4 offering a reduced flush volume.

Alistair Jackson – Oxford Architects

Feedback on the products in use has been positive. Initially, there was a little uncertainty about cleaning and maintenance requirements from station cleaning staff, but these were quickly ironed out. We would definitely consider specifying both products again, where appropriate for a project, and we are planning to use the ES4 WCs at a forthcoming refurbishment of Bristol Temple Meads station.

Alistair Jackson – Oxford Architects

Oxford Architects has recently completed a refurbishment of Bath Spa station for Network Rail, which encompassed refurbishment of waiting rooms, front canopy and stonework, stairwells and lighting. In addition, they undertook a refurbishment of washrooms (including male/ female & disabled facilities) on platforms 1 & 2 for First Great Western. This involved replacement of all sanitaryware , as well as refurbishment of wall/ floor tiles and cubicles.

Green Building Store supplied ES4 WCs (with public ‘palm push’ button) and Airflush urinal systems for the project. The ES4 WC is a leak-free siphon flush system with a low flush of 4 litres per flush, while also offering good drain carry, minimising any toilet blockages. The Airflush urinal system is a low maintenance waterless system which does not require replacement of consumables and instead uses a small integral fan. The low wattage long life fan creates negative pressure, which removes odour by maintaining a gentle flow of air down the urinal bowls.

Alistair Jackson at Oxford Architects commented:
“We chose the ES4 WC and Airflush system because of their robustness and ability to work well in high usage situations. Our clients First Great Western were very keen on reducing water consumption and both products offered significant water savings, with the Airflush system itself being waterless and the ES4 offering a reduced flush volume.

Feedback on the products in use has been positive. Initially, there was a little uncertainty about cleaning and maintenance requirements from station cleaning staff, but these were quickly ironed out. We would definitely consider specifying both products again, where appropriate for a project, and we are planning to use the ES4 WCs at a forthcoming refurbishment of Bristol Temple Meads station”.

More information

Oxford Architects: www.oxford-architects.com
First Great Western: www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk

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