Canary Warf is probably the best known symbol of the regeneration of London’s Docklands. It covers over 86 acres and has been planned on a grand scale with meticulous attention to detail throughout. It provides around six million square feet of office and retail space to date with a further 8.1 million square feet currently under construction.
One of the latest and most prestigious office blocks goes under the identity BP1 reflecting its site as being previously Blackwell Place and which will become 1 Churchill Place on completion. As befits such a project, all fixtures and fittings have been specified to the highest standards and to reflect the latest design concepts.
In particular, washrooms on each of the 33 storeys, which make BP1 one of the largest buildings in Docklands, have been installed using the top of the range Geberit Duofix frame system for wall mounted sanitaryware. M&E design consultants HH Angus, working with architects HOK, chose Geberit Duofix after detailed investigation and analysis of the benefits of this proven system. The rigidity and stability of the system were key factors in their specification with frames designed and tested to accept weighting of 400kg per section.
Reduced and simplified site work were other important reasons for choosing the Duofix system as cisterns, controls, flushing, pipework and clips all come complete with the frames, leaving only final connections, finishing tiling or panelling to be carried out on site. The frames provide versatility to allow for adjustment of waste positions etc.. and ensure modern, clean lines which enhance the high quality office accommodation.
BP1 has been designed with three cores. The main services, including the washrooms, are at one end with two satellite cores which provide additional access/escape, taking into account the current threats from militant groups around the world which all new multi-storey, high occupancy buildings now have to take into account in their planning stages.