Pudding Mill

Lyall Bills & Young Architects, London, 2010

 

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Sewage pumping station for the Olympic Park and legacy developments

The building is a primary foul pumping station, connecting the new sewer system built for the Olympic Park to the existing Northern Outfall Sewer.

The circular shape of the building is generated from the simple form of the underground shaft upon which it sits. This results from the desire to reflect the functional aspects of the engineering and means that separate foundations were not needed for the building.

The outer wall is clad with pre-cast concrete panels that are pigmented and some cast with a relief pattern, inspired by the Victorian engineering drawings of Joseph Bazalgette supplied by Thames Water
The building's tower performs an important ventilation function and is topped with a blue lantern to act as a wayfinding point for the wider area.

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  • Begun: Jun 2008
  • Completed: Jan 2010
  • Floor area: 92m2
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Procurement: NEC3 (amended)
  • Address: Pudding Mill Lane, London, E15, United Kingdom

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