North East-based MIW were recently awarded a contract to supply and service the United Kingdom’s most prestigious members club with their exclusive range of world-class Elkay/Halsey Taylor semi-recessed drinking fountains.
The Hurlingham Club is world-renowned private social club, set on 42 acres of immaculate grounds on the borders of the Thames in Fulham. Even celebrities like Richard Branson are having to wait 25 years to join the club, as there is a 15-year waiting list followed by 10 years of compulsory off-peak membership – assuming you already have the recommendation of two current members.
The most prestigious social club in the United Kingdom
As well as socialising and playing indoor games, The Hurlingham Club members also take part in a number of sports. Members can often be found making their way around the 9-hole par 3 golf course on the site, and other regular activities include croquet, cricket and polo. Members also take advantage of luxury on-site spa and health facilities, including a swimming pool and gymnasium.
The club required the highest quality drinking fountains as part of their expansion of these facilities, a project which is estimated to take 4 months. MIW were delighted to provide units produced by Elkay/Halsey Taylor – the world’s largest manufacturer of drinking fountains. The range of drinking fountains is not particularly expensive, with prices ranging from £199 for a basic unit to £3,600 for a refrigerated recessed automatic bottle filler. So if price is not a factor, why do so many architects and business owners demand these drinking fountains?
World-class recessed drinking fountains
Elkay/Halsey Taylor drinking fountains are the industry leaders predominantly because of their excellent build quality. The manufacturers automatically include a no-quibble 5-year parts warranty across their range, as a testament to the high quality of materials and engineering that goes into their units.
When purchased from MIW, each of these units is also protected by a nationwide after-sales service. This is carried out by professionally trained BWCA (British Water Cooler Association) service engineers who are fully DBS checked. Incidentally, each member of The Hurlingham Club must also present a clean criminal record, else face their membership being rejected or terminated – as was the case for Lord Brocket, who was thrown out of the club after serving several years in prison for insurance fraud.
The latest drinking fountain technology
The club claims to combine English tradition with the best and latest modern facilities, which made Elkay/Halsey Taylor the ideal supplier for the club’s drinking fountains. The manufacturer is the oldest and largest company of its kind, and they lead the way with groundbreaking developments in design and technology.
For example, many Elkay/Halsey Taylor drinking fountains feature silver ion anti-microbial treatment, which protects the inner components from contamination by bacteria. This maintains a fresh and clean water supply, and is a necessity for drinking fountains for schools, sports centres, social clubs and any other location.