Whether you like it or loathe it, the Americanisation known as Black Friday is gaining popularity this side of the Atlantic and nowhere in the country does it make more of an impact than the capital’s Central shopping district where some of the UK’s flagship stores lure budding shoppers, keen to bag a bargain.  Only this year, Black Friday was just that, thanks to a UK Power Networks failure resulting in 2,300 properties across the Soho area being affected by a blackout.

large-generator-for-retail-storeTheatre shows were cancelled and shops shut their doors as tourists and shoppers attempted to enjoy London’s nightlife. The blackout, which began at 17:16 on Friday 25th November took a huge chunk out of Black Friday, continuing until 21:00, and the iconic Piccadilly Circus advertising billboard completely lost power, making for a very unusual site.

IMG_00001191Flagship stores, theatres and most types of buildings can completely maintain full service with the right standby generators and Uninterruptible Power Supplies in place. As our case study entitled “Overcoming Access Issues for Flagship London Retail Generator Installation” demonstrates, shentongroup has a proven track-record in managing access and installing generators into challenging Central London retail locations within short timescales and with minimal impact on our clients’ business operations. 

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