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Airforce hits the competition for six!

October 17, 2011


The new refurbishment of the corporate hospitality area at the world famous Trent Bridge has been topped off by the installation of Warner Howard’s high speed, low energy Airforce hand dryers.  The work on the corporate boxes, in the Radcliffe Road end of the ground, was completed in early April, and the new Airforces will save Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club (NCCC) both money and energy, as they use just 1.1kW energy combined with a fast dry time to deliver huge savings on running costs.

They have also been cited in NCCC’s submission to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for international Test dates.  A ground’s Test Match status is now dependent on fulfilling the ECB’s ‘TF2’ guidelines, and part of these guidelines cover sustainability.  Using Airforce has contributed to NCCC’s submission, with the result that Trent Bridge has been able to acquire Ashes Tests for both the 2013 and 2015 tours – the only ground outside London to do so.

Airforce, with its short dry times, is also well able to cope with large numbers of people – a boon for a venue such as Trent Bridge where Test matches attract 17,500 people for each day.  Airforces also have a five year (or 300,000 cycle) on-site warranty, unlike other competitors in this class.

Nigel Dennis, Facilities Manager at Trent Bridge, said “We looked at a number of low energy hand dryers on the market, and Airforce is clearly the best, in terms of purchase price, energy use and running costs.  We’re delighted with the dryers.”

The refurbishment project took six months and cost £1.5m and was carried out by the contractors Bowman & Kirkland.  The dryers were purchased from Edmundson Electrical in Nottingham.

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