Situated only a stones throw from London bridge along side the River Thames, the iconic landmark building Watermark Place is the replacement for Mondial House, a former British Telecom Headquarters.
Designed to reflect the heritage of its site, the 12-story Watermark place development provides 50,000m² of flexible high quality office space just minutes from the financial district.
With sustainability issues high on every developer’s agenda, the contractor had to find a solution which could significantly reduce the solar gain on the building while maintaining the overall aesthetic and heritage of its site.
To achieve this Littlehampton Welding was contracted to manufacture a six story shading structure to help regulate the internal temperature. The initial scheme had the louvered structure made from timber, however this was changed to aluminium with a galvanised mild steel cassette frame due to cost implications. Oak is however used as the supporting structure, with stainless steel cruciform sections used, splicing the timbers together at each end.