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Hand Dryer Case Study (Large Hostel Group) - Youth Hostel Association, YHA (England & Wales)

Intelligent Facility Solutions

Switching from paper towels to energy efficient hand dryers: Intelligent Facility Solutions were tasked with calculating the carbon savings of switching from paper to dryers and then delivering the supply and fit of hand dryers across the YHA locations in England and Wales. Based on the initial 23 sites that were surveyed it was calculated that the YHA could make annual savings of 20,228Kg/CO2 switching to the Dryflow EcoSlim hand dryer. That would save 107 virgin trees per year. These hand dryers are 86 - 96% more energy efficient than a conventional hand dryer.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Large leisure and sports facilities) - SIV, Sheffield

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“The Turboforce were selected because of their high efficiency, the units have been well received in all our sites and the upgrade has massively improved the perception of our washroom facilities and cut energy use by 90% compared to our previous hand dryers” S.Midgley - Deputy Head of Estates, SIV. SIV manages the venues built for the 1991 World Student Games in Sheffield and has acquired many more since. It has millions of people through its doors each year with over 15 sport, leisure and entertainment venues.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Secondary School) - Gladesmore Community School, Tottenham, London

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“They are quieter than the old hand dryers so neighbouring rooms have benefited. Since installation we feel they have encouraged more usage as a result, so contributing to improved hygiene by users in the premises.” Alexis O’Brien - Premises Manager, Gladesmore Community School Gladesmore is an 11-16, mixed school with approximately 1,250 pupils. It is situated in the urban area of South Tottenham, adjacent to Markfield Park which backs onto the River Lea. It has repeatedly been judged to be an ‘Outstanding School’ in all aspects by Ofsted Inspectors.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Large office complex) - One Station Square, Cambridge

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“The service provided by Intelligent Facility Solutions Ltd, especially Andrew Cameron was excellent, I can't recommend them highly enough. The hand dryers themselves are exactly what we required and have received excellent feedback.” Caroline Hodgson - Receptionist, One Station Square. One Station Square is part of the regeneration of the centre of Cambridge. It is home to some major brands including Amazon, Deloitte, Thales and Carter Jonas. It is the largest building in the city centre, servicing around 800 people a day. It was built using sustainable materials and exceeding energy efficiency standards.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Large office) - ASE Plc, Manchester

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“Choosing a product that was both quiet and eco-friendly, I had reservations about performance, however this was unwarranted. Superb dryer at a bargain price to match.” Emma Davis - Fleet & Facilities, ASE Plc. ASE are a global company specialising in the automotive industry, with head offices in Manchester, UK. They operate in over 50 international markets providing specific motor trade accountancy, professional services and retail performance data. There are approx. 50 staff working in this location, but they have a worldwide team of over 220 people.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Community Centre) - St Werburghs Centre, Bristol

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“They make the place more hygienic and people are less inclined to use toilet roll.” Jonathan Newey - Centre Director, St Werburghs Community Association. Based in St Werburghs in East-Central Bristol, they serve the local communities and communities of interest across the city. Managed by the St Werburghs Community Association, it aims to provide accessible and affordable meeting rooms and facilities for individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations. Rooms are offered within its characterful Victorian building or contemporary and eco-friendly Annexe.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Junior School) - South Farnborough Junior School, Farnborough

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“They are really good, compact, quiet, easy to keep clean and most of all reliable. The children seem to like the fact there is no button to push” Graeme Davie - Premises Manager South Farnborough Junior School is a non-denominational Junior School catering for boys and girls from seven to eleven years of age, situated in Farnborough, Hampshire. It caters for approx. 400 pupils and has a Resourced Provision for Learning Difficulties that provides provision for 20 children.

Hand Dryer Case Study (University buildings) - University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“Building managers and end users feedback has been positive with other potential areas for energy savings being suggested for further investigation.” Adam Fjaerem - Building Energy Manager, University of Cambridge With more than 18,000 students, 11,000 staff, 31 Colleges and 150 Departments, Faculties, Schools & other institutions, it is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. The University has a number of sites across the city of Cambridge. The site of this case study was the Sidgwick Site which is the home of the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Music & many others.

Hand Dryer Case Study (Nursery and primary school) - Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (Chapter House School), York

Intelligent Facility Solutions

“They are sleak, stylish and quiet. The design works well with the refurb we’ve done and they dry your hands compared to previous ones we’ve had!” Joe Colannino - Assistant Project Manager, Thorpe Underwood Estate Situated on the Thorpe Underwood Estate, set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, Queen Ethelburga’s has provided students with a vibrant and supportive school community since 1912. Chapter House (3months to year 5) is one of four schools at Queen Ethelburga’s. Overall, the group caters for children ranging from 3months to year 13.

The University of Western Australia, WA

Dyson (Australia)

The University is open every day to thousands of people and its bathrooms in particular have an extremely high footfall. Paper towels, in combination with a few hand dryers, led to considerable unwanted mess and complaints, which in turn also incurred a high, ongoing cost to supply hand towels to all campus bathrooms. Ferguson Architects, who were tasked to refurbish the UWA upgrade suggested the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers as the preferred product to install across the 60 bathrooms, due to its combined water tap and hand dryer capabilities. Architect: Ferguson Architects.

Wellington International Airport, NZ

Dyson (Australia)

Wellington Airport previously used warm hand dryers and paper towels. Their motivations for changing hand drying method were to find a more environmentally sustainable form of hand drying, also wanting to avoid the slip hazard that can result from water on the floor. Project Architect, Katherine Skipper explains "The Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry provided the perfect solution for the problems they were having with water on the floor and constant restocking of paper towels."

The Zephyr, NSW

Dyson (Australia)

Memocorp is one of the largest private property groups in Australia. They manage the M Collective – a premium investment grade portfolio spanning commercial, retail and residential properties. Committed to delivering the best spaces and experience for their clients they use workplace design ideologies that harmonise and fascinate. Installing Dyson Supersonic hair dryers and Dyson Airblade V hand dryers, Memocorp found products that not only suited the sleek aesthetic of the luxurious design but also delivered high performance and usability.

The Well Gym, NSW

Dyson (Australia)

The Well is a beautiful sanctuary at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. The Dyson Airblade V hand dryer has been implemented on this project and it dries hands in just 12 seconds. Yet compared to paper towels, it reduces running costs by up to 99% and produces up to 81% less CO2. It's also hygienic: with HEPA filters installed as standard, it captures 99.95% of particles the size of bacteria from air used to dry hands and does away with paper towel mess.

Welcome Break


With a 24/7 operation nationwide, Welcome Break aims to provide a great service for all of their visitors. The washrooms play a key factor within this service. Welcome Break want to ensure they have the best facilities to provide an improved washroom experience and this is the reason that they installed over 500 Dyson Airblade V hand dryers.

Adelaide Airport, Australia

Dolphin Solutions

From this assessment the Dolphin ALAVO modular system was chosen to be an integral part of the upgrade as it contained all the required elements of mirrors, lighting, taps, hand dryers, paper towel and soap dispensers in an attractive integrated modular system. Working with designer Katherine Rawlings and contractor Sarah Constructions, Dolphin Solutions AU was able to deliver the ALAVO system as pictured to be a vital part of the upgrade works at Adelaide Airport South Australia.

Federation Square, VIC

Dyson (Australia)

When Fed Square was first opened in 2002 the original design expected 4 million visitors per annum. Fed Square now has 10 million visitors per annum and so have undergone an upgrade project of their main public amenities in St Paul's Court. Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers have been implemented on this project to minimize the mess from paper waste and efforts involved with re-stocking of paper towers.

Dublin Airport, Terminal 2

Dolphin Solutions

Dublin airport’s new Terminal 2 has been described as 'a first-class mix of form and function’ – a contemporary, high-spec building designed for efficiency. Having the perfect balance of form and function in mind, stylish stainless steel fittings complemented the sleek modern lines of the washroom and offered features essential to a smooth, efficient washroom experience. 'No touch' stainless steel taps and hand dryers, combined with panel mounted soap dispensers (with easy to access 5 litre refillable soap bottle), helped create a washroom that looks good and that is quick and easy to use.

The Louvre Museaum , Paris


The Louvre is the most visited museum in the world. Opened in 1989, the entrance area below the pyramid was originally designed to accommodate 4.5 million visitors per year. Just 25 years later, the number of visitors exceeded the 10 million mark. As a result, the museum decided to do major renovations that would have the lowest possible impact on the building architecture. Visitor numbers mean extraordinary requirements for the sanitary facilities. The Louvre chose TOTO for sanitary facilities located in the Hall Napoléon. Toilets, urinals, washbasins and hand dryers for the men's and women's washrooms.

Natural ventilation at Dyer HQ

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Dyer HQ is located in Stockport, Cheshire, and is home to our planning, installation, maintenance and technical support teams. From here, we look after customers from all over the UK. Our systems showcase our extensive range of D+H products we have to offer, for both natural and smoke ventilation and we welcome all visitors to view these systems in action.

Franke products help to transform iconic edwardian building for Youthscape

Franke Sissons Ltd

Franke Products were chosen for a ground breaking transformation of the disused Bute Mill facility for Youthscape: a charity who works with young people across Luton. Franke’s Xinox stainless steel accessories were chosen for the bathrooms, which included soap dispensers, paper towel dispensers, waste bins and a hand dryer as well as touch free options. “Product quality and uniqueness were factors in deciding which suppliers to choose for this prestigious project. A brand like Franke ensured we would get the best quality that would last for years, and still look good too!” commented Chris Curtis Chief Executive of Youthscape.

33 Queen Street

Washroom Washroom Ltd

We delivered a bespoke washroom design, with a stylish monochrome colour scheme for a co-working office space in the City. The bespoke Corian slab-style vanity tops with square counter top basins, supported on custom-made metal leg frame forms a key part of the contemporary design. The multi-functional mirror units above the vanities also conceal hand dryers and soap units. The same dark grey HPL laminate was used to face our full height Alto toilet cubicle doors, our Concerto integrated duct panels and modesty screens. We also installed our Forza Lockers to each floor for staff.

Helping hand for hospice

Crown Trade, product of Crown Paints Ltd

A palliative care hospice has been given a helping hand with a donation from Crown Paints. Halton Haven Hospice, which is based in Runcorn, Cheshire, has received approximately 250 litres of paint to help them with an extensive refurbishment project which started in June. In total, 21 rooms are being redecorated at the hospice, which provides care for individuals who have been diagnosed with a limiting or terminal illness. Jan Gray, Family Support Team Manager at Halton Haven Hospice, said: “The donation from Crown Paints means we can decorate all of the rooms to give them a fresh new look."

Hard Rock Hotel


The Hard Rock brand attracts tourists from around the world to its global network of restaurants and hotels. Founded in London in 1971, Hard Rock returned to London in April 2019, with the opening of its first-ever UK hotel. Scott Brownrigg was ‘appointed to consider the primary entrance and ground floor guest experience’, selecting INTRAsystems entrance matting for the three ground floor entrances. Find out more about the performance of our Entrance Matting.

Istoria Vintage Bespoke Nevada Oak Hand Scraped

Jordan Andrews Ltd

Forrester Roberts Interior Design brought us in for this 1970’s home refurbishment. The owners needed a modern and family functional space meaning a complete redecoration and layout rejig. Engineered wood flooring was chosen for the entire ground, favouring a plank in Istoria Bespoke Nevada.

The "New Handle-Free SieMatic"

SieMatic Holding GmbH

A new concept for the kitchen that reinforces the company‘s decades-long leading position in international kitchen design. The central design detail is the completely redeveloped SieMatic recessed grip channel: decisive simplicity on the outside, and a complex interplay of technical ingenuity, craftsmanship and superior materials on the inside. An innovation, only made possible by the perfect angle, the ideal feel and an individually controllable lighting system - the LED light strip integrated into the shadow gap. The new SLX will be available in UK showrooms in 2019.

SieMatic Handle-less Kashmir

SieMatic Holding GmbH

This project was part of a total renovation of an existing property, with the kitchen being part of a new, contemporary extension created in the old garage. A large open kitchen with lots of storage and a work/prep area suitable for a client who needed two sinks, ovens and dishwasher. Not only practical for day to day use, but also stylish and part of a larger open plan living space.

ASF 5006 Stainless Steel Hand Railing, Bradford Library

Architectural Street Furnishings part of WB White Foundry

A hugely popular handrail design that ASF have supplied to projects in many locations. The full sized bollards that are used as post uprights give a sense of solidity and permanence, whilst the mitred top gives them just enough of a decorative nature to lift the product beyond a simple post and handrail job. In this project all welds and interfaces were polished back on site so the finished product becomes a complete unit with no visible fixings. With both double and single handrails over multiple flights and angles, this project shows how ASF can manage any project need.

Blue Lennon Granite for the Hard Rock Hotel


stoneCIRCLE fabricated and installed the stone for the Hard Rock Café in the transformation of the Cumberland Hotel into the Hard Rock Hotel, London. The hotel has a Rock Royalty Lounge, GMT Bar, a cocktail bar and a Rock Shop. There is also a new 370-seat Hard Rock Cafe with a performance space. All bar tops were Blue Lennon granite. Reception desks were Silestone Calacatta Gold quartz. stoneCIRCLE supplied and installed the large porcelain floor tiles, as well as the Noir St Laurent marble vanity tops and the tiling to the walls in the public restrooms.

Natural & smoke ventilation at Southway and Charter

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Dyer and Fieger combined to install a new smoke vent louvre system in 2 high rise blocks in Eccles. This EN-Certified smoke louvre provides a more effective smoke ventilation system whilst proving a similar and safer natural ventilation solution, especially at high level. Dyer Environmental Controls worked closely with Fieger in order to develop a bespoke design. Together, Dyer and Fieger provided a practicable solution to meet the combined requirements of Approved Document B and Approved Document K.

Natural ventilation at The Florence

Dyer Environmental Controls Ltd

Dyer Environmental Controls were delighted to have been included on a restoration project in conjunction with other specialists to bring the “Florrie” in Liverpool back to life. After years of neglect the grade II listed Florence Institute has received a full restoration programme. Working with A&B Engineering who provided the replica windows, Dyer were able to automate the opening of the windows using the unique Solis – our solar powered chain drive.

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