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Armstrong Re-equip Four Laundries at Oxford’s Balliol College

Armstrong Re-equip Four Laundries at Oxford’s Balliol College

Lady using commercial laundry equipment

Balliol College, founded in 1263 and is one of the most famous and the oldest colleges in Oxford University, and also the oldest college in the English speaking world. Students can study as undergraduates and post-graduates in almost any of the disciplines offered by the University. Balliol currently accommodates some 500 resident students in three main accommodation blocks on the main sites in Broad Street, Jowett Walk and Holywell Manor.

Each of the accommodation sites has its own laundry equipment for the use of the students. In addition the housekeeping department includes a small laundry. After a less than satisfactory arrangement with a previous supplier, last year Keeley Mortimer, Domestic Manager, had all four laundries re-equipped by Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems on their fixed term hire agreement. The laundry equipment includes a small Amazon washer and dryer in the housekeeping department and various Horizon washers and Huebsch dryers in the accommodation laundries. The students do not pay on site for the use of the equipment but via levy charged by the college.

Keeley told us that all the new laundries are working well. “We’re very pleased with the service we have had from Armstrong, the laundry equipment is very reliable and the hire agreement helps us with budgeting as we know exactly what the costs of offering the laundry are.”

The fixed price hire programme covers all maintenance and repair issues including parts and labour throughout the length of the agreement, and facilitates the installation of up-to-date laundry equipment without the capital outlay and makes budgeting easier – there are no nasty surprises if a machine needs repairing.

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What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home