You may recall that a few years ago we manufactured and sold twelve steel OpenSpace units to ISG Construction for the prestigious American School in St John’s Wood, London. You can read all about that project here.
This week we have removed the units from the school and have re-sited them at London’s O2 Arena where they are now installed to support ISG’s construction of Project Mint – a 204,000 sq ft designer outlet centre. It is hoped that the Centre will attract some of the world’s most powerful luxury fashion houses such as Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
As you know our skilled installation team loves a challenge and this project was no exception! As the units were being sited directly above the Blackwall tunnel we had to substantially increase the crane size from 50 tonne to massive 130 tonne with counterweight ballast to allow it to sit away from the tunnel zone. Working with crane supplier BTS, our team skillfully guided the units into place under the menace of ever darkening skies!
The units were installed without a hitch and later on this year we will also install a further twelve units at the site for ISG as the project develops.
The designer centre is set to open in late 2017.