Somerset-based Offsite Solutions has been awarded a £4.5 million contract to manufacture high specification bathroom pods for Canary Wharf’s new private rental apartment tower at its new district, Wood Wharf.
Offsite Solutions is supplying 443 pods for 327 private rental apartments at 10 George Street – the iconic 35-storey tower and the adjacent six-storey building. These are a combination of wet rooms and bathrooms which will be manufactured offsite at the company’s factory in Highbridge.
The prestigious waterside development is the first application of Offsite Solutions’ new steel and concrete pods, which provide a fully waterproofed solution for luxury wet rooms and bathrooms. The pod design features cold rolled steel-framed walls with a cast concrete base which removes the need for visible shower trays to create a clean and contemporary appearance.
The pods, which are now being installed, arrive on site fully fitted, complete with underfloor heating, stone-effect porcelain tiling, bespoke cabinets with heated steam-free mirrored doors, handmade composite stone basins, LED lighting, all sanitary ware and Hansgrohe brassware, ceiling and wall-mounted rain shower heads, and a surface-heated wall to remove the need for heated towel rails.
Commenting on the decision to use bathroom pods for this landmark development, Leighton Aurelius, Project Manager at Canary Wharf Contractors, said: “Bathroom pods give us the benefit of better quality control and ease of installation. Our requirement was for high specification bathrooms. We have been impressed with Offsite Solutions’ factory, design team, logistics and pre-delivery testing. It is great to have the pods manufactured in the UK and the project is going very well. The service from Offsite Solutions has been faultless and second to none.”
The mixed-use scheme is developed as a glass and aluminium tower with a stepped roofscape overlooking the Canary Wharf basin and a new waterside park. It forms part of Canary’s Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf – a vibrant new urban quarter which is under construction by Canary Wharf Group. Phase one is due for completion in 2020.