When installation is complete, the stunning payphones will bring essential wayfinding, Wi-Fi and telephony services to the public, as well as visitors to London.
- The roll out comes as part of Clear Channel’s continued commitment to transforming and enhancing high streets across the UK.
- As the new kiosks are installed, hundreds of aging phone boxes are being removed, decluttering the streets of the West End.
- Stunning, modern New World Payphones provide essential public utility.
- New units add to the growing nationwide Adshel Live network.
As part of their commitment to transforming and enhancing UK highstreets, Clear Channel will be responsible for installation, cleaning and maintenance of the units at no cost to the public, as is already the case with the thousands of bus shelters, Adshel and Adshel Live screens across the country.
Each New World Payphone will contribute to trees being planted in the local community, through a fund with the local authority, adding to the legacy already created by the existing payphones around the UK.
At the end of the West End roll out, the number of New World Payphones nationally will be 350, adding to an already strong London presence, with kiosks already found in 22 London boroughs, including Islington, Southwark, Wandsworth and Tower Hamlets. The total of Adshel Live screens already in towns and cities across the UK is over 1200 and will reach 2000 before the end of 2018.
Justin Cochrane, CEO of Clear Channel UK, says “We’re enormously proud the see the return of Adshel Live to the West End and our much loved local community. We can trace our roots in London back to 1936 and we’re proud to add to the rich fabric of the capital with New World Payphones.”
“We are proud to be creating the future, and leaving a lasting legacy with our commitment to transform the payphones in London’s West End. Not only does this latest expansion of the Adshel Live foot print mean more valuable services, such as public Wi-Fi and interactive local maps, it also provides amazing opportunities for advertisers in key retail locations inside our world famous city.”