As the UK stepped out of lock-down, Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council (NULBC) were looking to create a safe and sanitised working environment for staff, and support a confident
return to work at Castle House - a £15.4 million, modern, public service building.
Castle House is home of Newcastle Under Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police and Aspire Housing...along with the town’s register office and library, large multi-function rooms and study areas for students.
Open plan office
Flow of staff
Ducted air conditioning
No opening windows
Gordon Tebay, Facilities & Engineering Manager said,
"We looked at a variety of options that were making claims within the market place. Unlike HEPA or ULPA filters, UV-C is filter free and proven to kill all known viruses. The fact that AIR had been independently tested and certified under ASTM-E3135-18 reassured us that we were making the right decision"
Following a site audit, 61 UVC AIR Midi units were placed throughout the open plan office, communal areas, break-out and private meeting rooms, and a shared kitchen.
“AIR UV-C sanitiser is a visible reminder to our staff that we are providing them with the best possible protection. We made a conscious decision not to expose our staff to any hazardous chemicals or gases that could have a detrimental 'long-term' effect on their health within the workplace.
Following a successful roll-out, NULBC are looking to expand the use of AIR across other public and private facilities, including Museums, Arts exhibition spaces, and Crematoriums.
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