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Laundries Equiped by Armstrong Make Life Easier for West London PhD Students

Laundries Equiped by Armstrong Make Life Easier for West London PhD Students

Vellacott House, owned by the Ducane Housing Association in West London, houses 40 mainly post graduate students from Imperial College and other London universities in en suite studio accommodation.  The individual flats do not have washing machines, so about 18 months ago the Association decided to install small laundries on two floors, taking over the space of some unused bathrooms.

Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems were approached and supplied two Speed Queen Horizon 9.5kg washers and two matching dryers and one of each machine was installed in each of the two laundries.  The machines are token operated and the students buy their tokens from the main reception of the block.  According to Anne Barrett, who is the senior house officer for the block, the laundries are greatly appreciated by the residents.  “It makes laundry so much easier for them – not having to trek to the nearest launderette or hand wash and have damp washing hanging around the flats,” she told us.  “The machines are excellent, we’re very pleased with the whole set-up.”

These machines had just been introduced when this installation took place.  The washer has a 20% bigger than the previous model, but with no extra utility consumption.  This is because a 1200rpm spin on final extract produces 440G to remove more water which consequently shortens drying times and dryer energy inputs.

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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