ITV London Television Centre

 14 Aug 2015

Keeping celebrities and employees refreshed at the touch of a button, ITV has installed 29 Zip HydroTaps at its London Television Centre Studios. Providing the ideal solution for this fast paced industry, the Zip HydroTap was specified throughout the 22 storey ITV building to widen the amount of drinks available, free up valuable space and save energy. Now, filtered boiling, filtered chilled and, in a number of cases, filtered sparkling water, can be enjoyed in an instant.

The Challenge

With hundreds of people working and visiting the imposing ITV building every day, each appliance had to be able to meet a constantly busy demand for drinks. As part of its refurbishment programme ITV wanted a straight-forward, energy-efficient and more compact solution to provide a wide range of drinks for guests getting ready for shows such as This Morning and Daybreak, as well as for busy staff and those eating in the restaurants, replacing the vending machines and kettles previously in use.

With many floors having limited access to kitchen areas, the contractors needed appliances that could be installed over a sink where possible or alternatively on a stand-alone drinks station, to help make best use of available space.

The Response
Zip’s HydroTap was chosen for installation in all office, green room and restaurant areas to supply filtered boiling, chilled and sparkling water instantly, when needed.
Much smaller in size than the vending machines they were replacing, the HydroTaps have freed up much needed space across the building. HydroTap has the benefit of giving greater installation flexibility as each model could be fitted on a font for a stand-alone feature, or over a sink. Oversized levers were also se-lected for some of the models to allow even easier use by all, particularly those with limited dexterity.

The Results
Cutting out the time previously wasted waiting for the kettle to boil and with an increased amount of drinks options available, convenience and time saving are just some of the obvious benefits coming through.

Minimal running costs mean that savings in both water and energy usage are also starting to take effect. Ensuring hassle-free upkeep, ITV also chose an on-going maintenance pack-age to ensure that the HydroTap appliances are serviced and maintained by Zip’s qualified team of engineers, meaning each product will continue to perform at its best.

John Motton of Norland Managed Services, who specified Zip’s HydroTaps for ITV, said: “In such a creative, busy working environment, ITV needed a solution that would not only look good but would be able to meet the high demand for drinks whilst saving time, energy and money. I specified the Zip HydroTap throughout as it was able to tick all of these boxes.

“When working across such a large building, each floor comes with its own location issues. The options within Zip’s HydroTap range meant it was possible to be flexible enough to cater for each situation. The option to add extended levers on a number of Zip’s HydroTaps was also a real bonus as it meant we could continue the product range across the building but still ensure all visitors and employees were catered for.

“As a company wanting to stand out from the crowd, you have to fit the best. The Zip HydroTaps throughout the building have given a clearer, more refined look to the internal space, which in turn creates the right impression from the outset. Add to this the positive impact on employees’ working lives and overall energy cost savings we’re experiencing, and it is clear that the HydroTap range will continue to pay dividends for ITV for years to come.”