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Pop Up Power gets creative in the public realm at Greenwich Design District

  • 29 Mar 2021

The courtyards and outdoor public spaces at Greenwich Peninsula’s unique new creative industries quarter is set for flexible use all year round, thanks to 19 in-ground power units from Pop Up Power Supplies®.

The units will provide on-demand access to electricity throughout the external spaces at Greenwich Design District, which is a cluster of 16 architecturally unique buildings.

These have been designed by eight architects, over a one-hectare site close to the O2 events arena.

Under development by Knight Dragon, this will contain workspaces and workshops, with the intention of aiming at creative companies.

The design of The Design District is a ‘piece of city’, with a distinctive street grain, architecture, and urban character. The 16 free-standing buildings are around five courtyards, providing 14,000 square metres of studio space for makers in the creative industries.

Maximising the value of the district’s outdoor spaces through the incorporation of on-demand power connectivity, the goal of providing plenty of activity at street level, as well as being an interesting place to walk or just hang out, is met.

There is a food market with room for up to 20 stalls and two cafes. Plus, the design of each building allows for ground floor workshops to spill out onto the courtyards. This creates opportunities for shops and galleries to spring up for the public to explore.

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Pop Up Power Supplies®’ Slim IGUs

By installing Pop Up Power Supplies®’ Slim IGUs (in-ground units), the Design District’s developers ensure any kind of outdoor event requiring access to power can plug-in easily and safely – whether it be for a retail stall, an artistic performance or a food fair.

Submerging the units into paved areas and obtaining access through a flip lid that accommodates the matching paving means they are unobtrusive and consistent from a public realm design perspective.

The flip lids allow for the units to be used with the lids in the closed/locked position for additional safety and security.

Due to the fact the units are close to where users need them, there is less likelihood of trip hazards, as there is no need to use lengthy trailing cables from nearby buildings.

Each Slim IGU is 250mm deep and made to be robust, using galvanised high grade structural steel plate. The recessed cover has been tested unfilled to EN124 B125 load classification. This makes the units suitable for pedestrian precincts, forecourts and commercial delivery and parking areas.

Slim IGUs are one option in a range of in-ground units available from Pop Up Power Supplies®.

This includes the PUPS 03, which provides a total power supply of 63 amps (single or 3 phase incoming supply) and can be used to supply electricity, water, gas and telephone services, plus the much larger PUPS02 – 7050, offering 125 amps in a single supply.

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