Case Studies

Winchester College

WASHCO help a world-famous, independent boarding school in Hampshire tackle their busy laundry operation with an energy-efficient solution from Miele Professional.


When Winchester College’s facilities management team were in the market for new machines they approached Miele Professional Partner, WASHCO, to review their laundry site and propose an alternative solution.


WASHCO recommended six 24kg machines (a mix of the PW6241 and PW6137 models). James Holmes of WASHCO comments; “The school needed machines that could deal with immense amounts of laundry. After all, the school has to clean the laundry of nearly 700 live-in students who all play sports on a daily basis! We were able to help them by fitting six machines and set specific programmes for the school’s different needs.”

Energy-efficient operations

The school’s water tanks are very small; therefore, energy efficiency was key for the school’s facilities managers. Miele Professional’s ‘peak load system’ was a perfect fit for the school – it means that the machines do not demand power all at once. Instead, they balance each other out to ensure a constant flow.


Mark Thistlewhite, at Winchester College commented: “Miele Professional is all about quality – which is perfect for us. The whole process was really efficient from start to finish, and WASHCO was always available to answer any questions we had. Each member of the team that has worked on-site has been knowledgeable in the field that they work in. Installation was completed on time and the building was left in a clean and tidy manner.”

Savings on electricity & water

“The machines have given us more capacity and flexibility – there are several different programmes available. Using Miele machines also saves electricity and water, and we are expecting a reduction in our bills in due course.”

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