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Isle of Dogs pumping station

Staffordshire Blue Class A Facing Bricks

iodhypohu    Case study Isle of Dogs Pumping

When John Outram was given the opportunity to design a building to accommodate pumping equipment and computer plant to return surface water to the river Thames he created not a basic industrial fabrication but a truly classical and enduring design subsequently christened the “Temple of Storms”.  Public access is denied, the building has no windows, and is visited only once a week for maintenance Due to the flood protection the building provides to areas of London ,security against vandalism was of vital importance.  Ketley Staffs Blue Class A bricks are used for the transformer building and the lower, most vulnerable part of the main walls of the station.  The perimeter wall is constructed from Ketley Brown Brindle Class A bricks.  This building was listed by Historic England at grade II* in 2017 due to both its architectural and historical interest.

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