Metroline Washroom Refurbishment - Case Study
Metroline is a busy bus service operator based in north London and in 2015 we entered into an ongoing project to refurbish their washrooms at many of their sites across the city starting with their location in Hayes.
Due to the high numbers of people passing through these facilities each day, the specification called for a highly durable washroom that is easy to clean and maintain. We began the project by carrying out a full 3D washroom design service, which allowed us to iron out all the fine details with the client, ensuring we met their every need, prior to starting the washroom refurb work on site.
Stainless Steel Sanitaryware
We installed stainless steel toilets that are designed to not need toilet seats, which can be a weakness in high traffic washroom environments. We also installed stainless steel urinal troughs and vanity tops with integral moulded basins. These steel features are all extremely hard wearing and easy to clean, but match to leave a smart and very modern finish to the washroom. Solid grade laminate cubicles and wall panels were specified in the washroom design, which are impervious to water and as such are also highly durable. Stainless steel ironmongery was used throughout the project including all cubicle fittings.
To improve hygiene and usability, sensor flush kits were used with the toilets whilst Aquarius sensor taps were installed at the basins. This means users never need to touch the toilet or taps and reduces the spread of bacteria significantly. Easy clean porcelain flooring was laid to withstand the footfall of their daily users and hygienic Altro Whiterock cladding was fitted to the walls. With no grout lines, this wall cladding removes the concern over bacteria and dirt sitting in the grooves of tiles. Air extraction was also fitted in the washrooms, which helps to keep the facilities smelling fresh.
A Greener Washroom
Energy efficiency was important to the client and the sensor taps play into this very well, eliminating the risk of taps being left on. The economic Biodryer Lite hand dryers were installed during the washroom refurbishment works, which have no heating element but recycle the heat from the motor, using much less electricity compared to conventional dryers. Finally, LED lighting was set up on a PIR system, meaning that the lights are switched on for a set period of time once movement is detected in the room.
We are currently moving forward with Metroline, refurbishing more of their washroom facilities at their sites across north London.