Sky Lab, Isleworth, London

Client: Rockford Construction

Architect and Landscape Architect: Arup

Main Contractor: Rockford Construction

Project completion date: January 2022

Project value: £17,000

Project type: Balustrade

Projects  >  Sky Lab, Isleworth, London

Details of the Design

Bespoke outdoor stainless-steel balustrade with tension wire cable system.

Who is the user?

The Elite Metal Group was chosen to work with the Team overhauling the London headquarters of media giant SKY. The team wanted to blend the inside space with the great outdoors which was achieved sing similar materials and designs to internal office space.

Constraints / challenges?

Our Team is used to working within the public realm and we were more than happy to comply with all site restrictions and regulations. Our years of experience and clever design expertise were needed to develop plans that overcame complicated slopes and uneven ground levels at the site. Clever engineerings and meticulous attention to details ensured that this wasn’t an issue.

Fabrication Detail:

18 meters of stunning stainless-steel balustrades with wire tension cables were created at our 4,000 square foot factory on the outskirts of London.

Installation Detail:

Thankfully Rockford Construction engaged with our Surveying Team who undertook detailed surveys of the site using our industry leading Trimble SX12. By having accurate information, we were able to
carefully plan every detail of this project which ensured that installation was quick, simple and efficient. Thorough planning and quality manufacturing ensure that we were able to complete installation within a 3 day period.

Why was the Elite Metal Group chosen for this project?

Our long-term relationship with Rockford Construction ensured that we were best placed to work alongside them on this prestigious project. We were proud to be selected as the best company to oversee this project from a large pool of competitors based on our design ideas, achievable turnaround times and costings.

The Finished project

Our balustrade and tension wire cable system blends perfectly into the outdoor space around this prestigious central London HQ. The clean, modern, minimalistic design is aligned to the brand values of SKY and really maximises the outdoor space that employees now enjoy daily. The project was completed on time, on budget and looks stunning.

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