When Portaloo were asked by SIS Facilities to install temporary toilet facilities at some of the UK’s busiest train stations there were a number of challenges. Not only were the stations in the middle of a rolling refurbishment programme, but the high-volume of usage required a full-range of top-quality products and installation services, all meeting the latest DDA legislation.
As principal contractor for the rolling programme of refurbishment at GNER stations, SIS Facilities needed to provide temporary toilet facilities for the travelling public while a comprehensive re-fit of the existing toilets was required.
A high standard of facilities was required to minimise inconvenience to GNER customers. Furthermore, the portable washroom buildings had to be suitable for high-volume use at some of the UK’s busiest stations.
Portaloo facilities were chosen for their robust all-steel buildings, as well as the standard of amenities, with full-flushing toilets and high-quality sinks, taps and fittings.
Full details on the range of portable toilet and shower facilities available, can be found at www.portaloo.co.uk.Dan Hurley, Projects Director at SIS Facilities, says: “The quality of the toilets is perfect for our requirements and meets GNER’s high expectations. Portaloo provides a complete package of products and services, including full installation, male and female toilets and baby changing facilities, and access ramps for compliance with DDA legislation.”
To date, Portaloo has installed toilet units at Durham and Darlington stations, and will be delivering more extensive facilities for the mainline station at Newcastle.
Delivering buildings to such busy locations required careful planning, as well as skilful manoeuvring to install the units on platforms with difficult access. Portaloo has once more demonstrated the logistical and technical expertise to overcome these challenges. As part of its outstanding service, Portaloo delivered and installed the temporary station toilets between 1am and 5am, when no trains were running – to avoid disruption to passengers.
Dan Hurley adds: “Portaloo has done a great job getting buildings in place on schedule and within very tight time windows. They have overcome all logistical difficulties in some tricky locations, and we are very pleased with the service they provide.”
SIS Facilities was assured of timely deliveries by the unique Portaloo Customer Charter, which promises that all buildings will be delivered on time and on budget. It even pledges that if Portaloo ever fails to meet this commitment, it will provide a week’s free hire for every day it is late.*
* Terms and Conditions apply. A copy is available on request.
Portaloo is a part of Portakabin, a leading modular building provider in the UK. Portaloo provides high quality portable toilets and washrooms tailored for specific needs of each client. The portable washroom buildings are available to hire or buy and are used by schools, councils, retailers, businesses, tourist attractions, sports clubs, and hotels.
Portaloo only manufactures all-steel toilet and shower facilities which are suitable for both short-term and long-term use.
For more information on Portaloo visit www.portaloo.co.uk
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