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Specialist cleaning regime specified at Tube station

Published 27th August, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Specialist cleaning regime specified at Tube station

FILA surface care solutions have been specified for an extensive cleaning project at London's Baker Street Tube station. The project, which was carried out by Cleshar, included deep cleaning of the Tube station's wall and floors. FILA treatments specified included FILAPS87 and FILA Cleaner.

Opened in 1863 as part of the world's first underground passenger train service, Baker Street Tube station is a Grade II listed building situated in Marylebone, central London. The station was extended piecemeal during the 19th century and the sub-surface layout was substantially complete by 1930. A significant amount of refurbishment work took place in 1911 and, most recently, during the 1960s and 1980s. Baker Street has 10 platforms, served by five different lines, and each year London Underground passenger numbers are approximately 1.3 billion.

Prior to commencement of the cleaning project by Cleshar, FILA provided onsite technical assistance, including surface patch-testing. FILAPS87 was then specified to deep clean the station's terrazzo floor tiles and platform edging ceramic tiles, with FILA Cleaner used for ceramic wall tile areas throughout the station. FILAPS87 is a degreasing/stain-removing solution and FILA Cleaner is a concentrated neutral detergent. Both treatments provide a safe application, without altering aesthetics, and can be diluted or applied neat to tackle a range of surface issues. At Baker Street, the FILA combination restored both the original appearance and anti-slip ratings of the various floor surfaces.

David Tiernan, Cleshar project manager, said: “FILA as a company was outstanding in its support, guidance and overall continuous site assistance. Its products were easy to use whilst also offering superb end results. I would thoroughly recommend the company as a deep cleaning product supplier and look forward to working with it in the future.”

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