Contractor: Galliford Try plc
Client: East India Docks Republic
Type of works: Joinery - Decking, Seating and Cladding
Ahmarra Installations have completed external decking and purpose made Iroko seating and cladding contract at the regeneration development at the old East India Docks. The complex of five buildings built during the 80’s is being remodeled and renovated to meet present day standards and to inject new life into this forgotten corner of London.
Part of the old docks were reconfigured into a central canal during the 80’s and it was felt that the large expanse of water needed a “Garden Force” makeover consisting of new platforms and covered decks where office workers and the passing public could relax in more pleasant surroundings. This objective has been achieved and the revitalised area has received high praise. New to the complex are shops, restaurants, cafes and a gym that add a vibrancy of the area.
This project forms part of a large-scale development called ‘Republic’ with Ahmarra previously completing a 10-storey atrium for the building, which has since been named Commercial Project of the Year at the Structural Timber Awards.
Main Contractor, Galliford Try plc selected Ahmarra as specialist sub-contractor having completed a number of successful projects together in the past. ‘We are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious project and hope to continue our successful relationship with Galliford Try and the architect, Studio RHE’ commented Richard Panrucker, Ahmarra Installation’s Director.
For more information, call Ahmarra Installations on 02392 389 076.
Photography by DIRK LINDNER Photography.