Isle of Dogs Pumping Station
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.