Bow, Tower Hamlets, East London
Galliford Try wanted to appoint one company to design and manufacture both a structural steelwork package that included this unusual vent, as well as an architectural metalwork package consisting of access gates, balconies and terrace balustrades, privacy screens and canopy structures.
The Brooksby Response
Brooksby completed a fully compliant tender and were appointed to the project. The first elements to be designed and manufactured were the access gates and the steel sewage ventilation shaft structure. The structure was manufactured in sections.
Brooksby then assembled it in their yard and transported it in sections, then reassembled it on site. The architectural metalwork package included 104 free draining balcony structures across 12 different types and sizes, with cantilevered brackets cast into the building. They all featured Siberian Larch timber decking, some with timber cladding to the front and glass balustrades to the sides. Others were glazed all round with stainless steel capping rails and a select few featured aluminium metal panels. Privacy screen were fitted to 29 balconies.