The approach to the London eye through the Jubilee Gardens, is one of the most impressive ways to see the iconic riverside attraction. Through the canopies of the trees that line the pedestrian access to the London Eye, you come across two kiosks with steel canopies designed to provide shelter to the public whilst purchasing tickets or refreshments.
Littlehampton Welding Limited were asked to remove the existing kiosk canopies, which were constructed of cantilevered fabric support arms and frames, and replace them with mild steel structures around the top of each kiosk that support a toughened glass canopy.
The single 12mm thick arms are approximately 430 overall deep to the inside, tapering up to the outside. A 100 x 8 tee forming flat has been fully welded to the head with, in turn, an 90 x 6 clamp flat tapped into the 12mm fin. This section helps to clamp the 17.5 thick laminated and heat soaked clear toughened glass petal panels in between each section.
All metalwork has been shot blasted, galvanised and finished in white.
Other work that has been carried out by Littlehampton welding at this site includes; the balustrade that lines the main queuing area for the London Eye, and the gangway that inclines in front to give access. Also the steel canopy that overhangs the queuing area, matching the style of the canopies above the kiosks.