Edgbaston Stadium is a cricket ground in the heart of Birmingham. Home to Warwickshire County Cricket Club and also used for test matches, one day internationals and Twenty20 international games, Edgbaston is the second largest cricketing venue in the UK after Lord’s Cricket Ground, in London.
The stadium’s popular hospitality and conference areas are currently being redeveloped as part of a refurbishment programme which includes an overhaul of the toilets and handwashing areas. With a high number of visitors using the wash areas each week, water consumption is a major expense for the stadium operators so the new fixtures specified as part of the refurbishment needed to help reduce wastage and cut costs.
Bristan advised on the installation of infrared automatic basin and wall mounted taps from its commercial range. The taps are suitable for high pressure systems (up to 5 bar) and can be mains or battery operated to give flexible fitting options. With a modern chrome finish and WRAS approval, the performance was assured to match the aesthetics required for the job.
One of the primary concerns with this project was water efficiency. For high use areas, infrared taps can deliver exceptional savings on water consumption, and effectively negate the maintenance costs associated with taps being left running. They also keep wash rooms clean and tidy for visitors.
The infrared sensor on the taps is triggered when hands are within the 23-26cm sensing range – the tap then commences a timed flow of 55 seconds before automatically shutting off. This is particularly economical on water delivery, therefore conserving water each time they are used.
Ease of Installation
Edgbaston commented: “The thing that has been a real plus point is the ease of fitting. Because the taps can be both battery and mains operated, it’s given the contractors options, plus the taps themselves are very easy to fit which helped us to keep the project on schedule. Bristan’s range of infrared taps also look stylish and are in keeping with the high standards upheld throughout the rest of the corporate and hospitality areas.”
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