The Harmer SML lightweight cast iron soil and waste system from Alumasc has provided a robust drainage solution at one of London’s most recent landmark projects.
Neo Bankside is a multi-award winning development located next to Tate Modern on the cultural South Bank of the River Thames. It comprises 4 hexagonal towers housing 217 residential apartments, a business centre, leisure club and private landscaped gardens.
Designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners and consulting design engineers Hoare Lee Consultants, this large scale project demanded a reliable, cast iron soil and waste solution that would deliver high levels of efficiency. Following close involvement from Alumasc working alongside Hoare Lee, the Harmer SML system was specified for use in the buildings’ soil & waste and rainwater stacks and was installed by M&E contractor Interserve Engineering Services.
The Harmer SML range has recently undergone a number of developments, which now present contractors and specifiers with a superb package of design and installation benefits. In addition, advances in cast iron technology have ensured that Harmer SML products are fully attuned to modern construction needs. The system is durable, recyclable, quick and easy to install and requires low maintenance.
Engineers and designers also have the reassurance that the new Harmer SML range meets the new UK requirement for CE Marking, while installers can further benefit from the introduction of new ductile iron brackets. These brackets can be used for vertical and horizontal rainwater stacks without the need for pipe stack supports - saving costs for both the contractor and end user. The brackets are manufactured in accordance with BSEN877 – the European standard for lightweight cast iron pipes and fittings.
Manufactured in Germany to meet the highest quality and performance standards, Harmer SML also carries British Board Agrement Certification, 05/4191. The pipes and fittings meet the European Standard BS EN 877, further assured by the new CE Marking, showing full compliance with EU manufacturing, testing and technical performance requirements.