Uponor provides bathroom pod pipe for Lillie Square phase 2 scheme

Heating, cooling and plumbing specialist, Uponor, has provided their MLC (multi-layer composite) pipe for use in bathroom pods on phase 2 of the Lillie Square development in London’s Earls Court.

Lillie Square combines distinctive, contemporary architecture with references to traditional London garden squares and mansion blocks. Delivered in two phases, the project will bring a total of 8,000 new homes to Earls Court, along with 7.5 acres of landscaped green space and London’s largest private residents’ club.

The materials used include the design and the use of bathroom pods fitted with Uponor’s MLC pipe with every pod manufactured off site and checked prior to installation.

The 20mm diameter MLC pipe has been fitted using Uponor’s Press-Fit connections to provide the domestic hot and cold water for 362 bathroom pods, including en-suites and family bathrooms, with a total of 10 different pods designed to fit the requirements of varying apartment layouts.

Proven in a wide range of installations, Uponor’s MLC pipe consists of a longitudinal safety overlap-welded aluminium pipe with inner and outer layers of high temperature-resistant polyethylene, all of which are permanently bonded together with an adhesive layer. The pipe has been specifically designed to enable faster installation with fewer connections, and the Press-Fit system quickly and cleanly forms a robust joint within the pipe’s bore.

Chris Jelley from Uponor adds: “The MLC and Press-Fit system is becoming increasingly popular for bathroom pod installations, particularly on prestige developments where clients are looking for high quality, speed of installation and an extended service life.

“The Lillie Square scheme will transform Earls Court, creating and entirely new community in the heart of the city and we’re delighted to have played a small role in that.”

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