Water saving toilets chosen for Ormskirk train station refurbishment Green Building Store

Ormskirk train station

ES4 water efficient WCs chosen for Ormskirk railway station refurbishment
I am over the moon about the ES4 toilets. It is great that they work at such low flush levels, making them ideal for high usage public projects.

Aaron Francis – SBS Architects

We will definitely be specifying them in future for all similar projects.

Aaron Francis – SBS Architects

I was also really pleased that the ES4 was available with a comprehensive Doc M pack, which made specification for disabled toilets much easier.

Aaron Francis – SBS Architects

Water-saving renovation

The Grade II listed railway station building at Ormskirk was neglected and under-utilised, with inadequate toilet facilities, comprising just 1 shared male/female shared toilet in poor condition. SBS Architects undertook a complete refurbishment and internal remodelling of the station building on behalf of MerseyRail and Lancashire County Council, completed in summer 2009. Among the many improvements, the station’s new toilet facilities comprise 5 toilets, including disabled facilities.

Aaron Francis at SBS Architects specified water-efficient ES4 WCs from Green Building Store for use in the washrooms, and a rainwater harvesting system was installed to flush the toilets. Green Building Store’s ES4 WC offers a robust 4 litre siphon flush, which avoids the leakage problems that can occur with valve flush WCs. Architect Aaron Francis, along with other colleagues at SBS architects, has been very impressed with the toilets, and, having seen them at work in Ormskirk, plans to specify the ES4 as standard in future projects.
“I am over the moon about the ES4 toilets. It is great that they work at such low flush levels, making them ideal for high usage public projects. We will definitely be specifying them in future for all similar projects.  I was also really pleased that the ES4 was available with a comprehensive Doc M pack, which made specification for disabled toilets much easier”. Green Building Store’s ES4 WCs have also been specified for the Eco Station development at Accrington, which is currently being developed by SBS Architects.

Clients Lancashire County Council and MerseyRail have been very supportive of the eco features at Ormskirk and were keen to support any measures that would help reduce long-term operational and maintenance costs. The project was funded through the National Stations Improvement Programme, with help from the NW Development Agency.

Building contractors Strategic Team Group, and plumbing subcontractors GE Griffiths, found the installation of the toilets and rainwater harvesting systems to be straightforward and unproblematic.

 

Case study: 2010

More information

Client: Lancashire County Council, MerseyRail
Architect: SBS Architects, Tel: 0161 236 5866, www.sbsarch.co.uk
Contractor: Strategic Team Group, Tel: 01977 555550, www.strategicteamgroup.com
Sub-contractor: G E Griffiths, Tel: 01484 681051, www.gegriffiths.co.uk

 

 

 

24th April 2010

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