Blog1 September 2015

Revolutionary chiller technology keeps Londoners cool at St. Paul’s tube station

Commuters travelling to and from St. Paul’s Underground station are being kept cool this summer thanks to the introduction of an innovative new chiller system. The equipment pumps cold air onto passengers standing on Central line platforms and features a ventilation fan that pulls fresh air in from the street.

A London Underground spokesman recently declared that it had been “challenging” to overcome summer-induced humidity and temperature surges within the network, due largely to the way tunnels were constructed during the early 1900s.

The latest announcement therefore comes as a major development in the struggle to keep passengers comfortable, and a £300m programme has been drawn up to enable solutions to be implemented across other services.

For the majority of other stations however, a noticeable absence of effective air conditioning has led to those travelling on the Underground system complain about feeling too hot. As usual, Andrews Sykes have been providing light cooling relief in the form of our popular paper fans to commuters right across the capital and beyond – distributing more than 60,000 in total during what’s become a traditional summer campaign.

Although keeping people content on their journeys to work is important, it’s undoubtedly far more critical to ensure that the offices in which they work in are cool and welcoming. Stuffy, unpleasant workplaces are not conducive for maximised productivity and will inevitably play a part in increased absenteeism and vocal discontent from unhappy employees.

As experts in supplying climate control units for hire to businesses across a full range of industries, Andrews Chillers are extremely well-placed to propose and deliver a rental package to suit your requirements. For more information on our range of products or how we could best assist you, call us today on 0800 211 611. Alternatively, click here for a free no-obligation price quote.

We understand the implications of a hot working environment – and the effect it can have on your staff – which is why we are the first port of call when the need for temporary hire equipment arises.