Apollo Theatre

Ureco Takes Centre Stage at The Apollo

The Apollo Theatre is one of the most recognised venues, having first opened its doors in 1901 and being the host of Live at The Apollo. The 5,300-strong capacity venue was experiencing blockages in the urinals and turned to HSG to alleviate the problem.

The Challenge

Blockages in the urinals proved unpleasant for the high number of visitors at The Apollo.

Multiple urinals would often be closed increasing wait times, plus the urinals were flooding and causing pungent malodours. Furthermore, the blockages proved a recurring problem for the facilities team, so they began looking for a proactive solution.

Our Approach

The Apollo contacted us about our award-winning Ureco system. After visiting the site, the blockages were apparent and we informed them that Ureco would solve their problem.

Ureco prevents blockages by dispensing bio-enzymes each time the urinal is used. These bio-enzymes feed on urine and colonise within the pipework, preventing problematic and odorous uric scale build-up. Furthermore, Ureco prevents larger objects, such as chewing gum, from causing obstructions in the pipework.

This proactive approach to preventing blockages, combined with Ureco’s odour-neutralising scent and patented Odour Lock technology ensures a pleasant washroom environment.

Furthermore, we explained that the water savings to be had by installing the Ureco system would provide them with a rapid return on investment.

The Result

We went on to install 19 Urecos and 17 water managers. Not only have blockages been eradicated, but thanks to the bio-enzymes doing the legwork, we have been able to reduce the daily number of flushes.

This means Ureco will save the Apollo 4.6 million litres of water a year, reducing their utility bills by £11,600 and CO2 emissions by 4.88 tonnes.

Neil McEleney, Site Manager at the Apollo, has said:

“Blockages in the urinals were causing ongoing problems for the team. I decided to look for a solution and came across HSG.

“The service I received from the get-go and their proven track record gave me confidence in entering a partnership with them.

“Furthermore, learning that the Ureco would quickly pay for itself made the project a no-brainer.

“I am happy to say that since working with HSG blockages and odours are no longer an issue.”


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