Polypipe Terrain, the UK’s leading plastic piping manufacturer, is to provide the water management system to one of London’s most well known commercial developments.
The Kent-based company will provide its Terrain FUZE HDPE plastic drainage solution to the £150m, 10 Fenchurch Avenue tower, situated in the City of London.
The 15-storey, 420,000 square foot mixed-use property, designed by the award-winning Eric Parry Architects, will feature a ‘crown-shaped’ landscaped roof garden, together with a restaurant, pergola canopies, water feature, a range of climbing and hanging plants, plus walking and seating areas.
The vast complex takes the place six buildings, which were demolished over 2014 and 2015; once completed (expected completion date March 2019), the facility will house office and retail units.
Claire Stafford, technical sales manager at Polypipe Terrain, described it is a ‘real pleasure’ to supply its product to such a unique project.
“Having delivered drainage systems to tall buildings for more than 50 years, we were able to design and deliver an engineered solution to significantly reduce installation time and labour onsite,” she said.
“We very much look forward to seeing the system installed and in action on the opening of this one-of-a-kind building.”
Made of high-density polyethylene, Terrain FUZE HDPE weighs less than cast iron systems and comes in longer lengths, which require less jointing.
Lee Rouvray, director at Fitzpatrick Mechanical Services, installers of the drainage system, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Polypipe Terrain on this project. The company is able to cater for the complex demands associated with a development of this nature.
“We are particularly pleased with the versatility of the Polypipe Terrain team and products. The plastic involved is easy to install, durable and lightweight, which is perfect for construction sites.
“Polypipe Terrain was also able to deliver engineered solutions using butt welding, and negotiate the design challenges on site. We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship on future projects.”
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