Polypipe Terrain to supply drainage system to new £150m ‘crowned’ London landmark

Polypipe Terrain, the UK’s leading plastic piping manufacturer, is to supply the water management system to one of London’s most recognisable commercial developments.

The Kent-based business will provide its Terrain FUZE HDPE plastic drainage solution to the £150m 10 Fenchurch Avenue tower in the City of London.

The 15-storey, 420,000 sq ft mixed-use property, which was designed by the award-winning Eric Parry Architects, will have a ‘crown-shaped’ landscaped roof garden, complete with a restaurant, pergola canopies, water feature, a range of climbing and hanging plants, and walking and seating areas.

The vast complex replaces six buildings, which were demolished throughout 2014 and 2015. Once completed, the facility will house office and retail units.

Claire Stafford, technical sales manager at Polypipe Terrain, said:

“It is a real pleasure to be asked to supply our product to such a unique project.

“Having delivered drainage systems to tall buildings for more than 50 years, we were able to design and deliver an engineered solution to significantly reduce installation time and labour onsite.

“We very much look forward to seeing the system installed and in action on the opening of this one-of-a-kind building.”

Made of high-density polyethylene, Terrain FUZE HDPE weighs less than cast iron systems and is available in longer lengths, which require less jointing.

Lee Rouvray, director at Fitzpatrick Mechanical Services, which is installing the drainage system, said:

“We are delighted to be working with Polypipe Terrain on this project. The company is able to cater for the complex demands associated with a development of this nature.

“We are particularly pleased with the versatility of the Polypipe Terrain team and products. The plastic involved is easy to install, durable and lightweight, which is perfect for construction sites.

“Polypipe Terrain was also able to deliver engineered solutions using butt welding, and negotiate the design challenges on site.

“We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship on future projects.”

The building is due to open in March 2019.