Green Park station to use borehole cooling and Oxford Circus to be served by rooftop chillers
London Underground has announced plans to install new air handling technology to lower the temperature on platforms at Green Park and Oxford Circus stations this summer.
At Green Park station borehole cooling technology will be used, with the project to be undertaken by Morgan Sindall in a £9 million contract. London Underground has already successfully drilled wells to source naturally cool water from deep below Green Park and will now install eight air cooling units that will use the water to cool the Victoria and Piccadilly line platforms.
At Oxford Circus station Birse Metro will add air handling units on its Bakerloo, Central and Victoria line platforms to those already in the ticket hall.
The 14 new Passenger Air Handlng units will use cool air provided by chillers to be installed on top of a building owned by Transport for London, which is adjacent to the station.
The work will be project-managed by London Underground.
Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor of Transport, said: ‘This work will be a welcome improvement for passengers using these stations. But it is just part of the work we are carrying out to cool the Tube, of which the most significant is the 22 air-conditioned trains, currently in service with over 150 more to follow by 2016.’