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The Bargehouse – Oxo Tower Wharf

Updated: Jan 17, 2022

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Project Brief

Pembroke & Bull were appointed to carry out fire protection works to the exposed metal structure of the building. A recent fire safety survey identified areas where exposed structural beams required intumescent coatings so that the building met current building regulations.

Scope of Works

The building was made safe by the removal of loose debris to steelwork via sandblasting and excess mesh was carefully grinded back whilst ensuring that the character of the building was retained. Intumescent paint was then applied to all steelwork to maintain the structural integrity of the building.

Key Challenges

Due to the iconic and original fabric of the building, great care was made to retain as much of its natural features as possible whilst ensuring that the building was protected to current building regulations. Selecting the correct topcoat colour for the steelwork was of particular importance, we colour matched the current rust and provided various samples for the client to pick from. The overall finish to the beams provided the illusion of rustic industrial steelwork, retaining the overall feel of the building.

Overall Output

· Delivery of venue in time for art exhibition

· Protecting and preserving the character of the building

· Special qualities of the building were protected, enhanced, and preserved for future generations to enjoy

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