For this project, it was necessary for MIW to work closely with both the London Mayor’s Office and the #OneLess Project as well as Liverpool Street Station’s Project Management team, in order to ensure that all parties were satisfied with the completed work. All parties were consulted throughout the planning and installation process, with MIW liaising with various representatives on a regular basis.
Locations for the proposed bottle filling stations were based upon the footfall of the concourse. The bottle fillers needed to be seen by the largest number of passengers possible, without the risk of causing an obstruction during peak usage times. The area near the Bishopsgate entrance to the station, outside WH Smith/Camden Food was the location eventually selected.
Specialists in WRAS-approved (Water Regulation Advisory Scheme) bottle fillers and drinking fountains, the MIW team built their equipment recommendations around the stringent water authority guidelines provided by Liverpool Street Station’s Technical Division. Having identified equipment that would both adhere to these standards and the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act & the UK’s Equality Act (2010), the team narrowed the selection to Halsey Taylor & Elkay bottle filler-drinking fountain combination unit with hands-free use and no exposed moving parts to minimise the potential for damage and enhance the continued hygiene of the units.
The MIW team also ensured the units selected featured bottle counters to monitor their usage. An installation schedule was arranged in collaboration with the Liverpool Street Station Project Management Team.