Project year: 2020
Posted: 24 May, 2021
Quay is an exciting and vibrant waterfront neighbourhood in West
London. It is the largest purpose-built rental community in the UK
and is set within a new Public Realm, overlooking the Grand Union
granite supply included for multiple large silver-grey planter units
to make up the Amphitheatre and Water Feature area. These sections
weighing between 1.5 and 2.0 tonnes each, were produced to very tight
tolerances in multiple shapes and with various radius dimensions.
They are sectioned together in layers of curved seating, forming
viewing platforms and relaxation spaces at different levels.
degree of technical skill and accuracy required to ensure units would
work seamlessly together led to CED's Commercial Director, Calum
Fraser, travelling to the factory in Xiamen, China to quality check
every single individual piece. Each layer of the Amphitheatre was dry
laid in position and numbered for identification on the inside ends.
All pieces were measured for accuracy and visibly checked to ensure
compact fit. After resolving some minor issues and queries, the
quality control checks were complete and all pieces were packaged in
individual high strength crates.
supply to this project also included over 1000m² of Chinese
granite setts. The five colour mix was carefully selected, eventually
being produced and supplied from three factories in three different
provinces; Fujian, Shandong and Jiangxi. The colours supplied were
Silver Grey, Pink, Green, Dark Grey and Red. Split finish tops to the
setts in the Amphitheatre area and flame textured finished tops in
the main walkways. The depths and widths of the setts were fixed allowing
the random pattern to be created by the varying lengths.
supplied silver-grey steps with black visibility inserts and ribbed
corduroy hazard paving.
Overall this project demonstrates a very
attractive and extremely creative use of natural stone in the Public
Photography credit: Maylim
HTA Design LLP
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