2012 Olympic Inward Investment Centre

Taylors Place, Bow, London E3 2SP

  • Location

    Taylors Place, Bow, London E3 2SP

  • Client

    London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

  • Architect

    Marchini Curran

  • Contract Value


  • Completion Date

    October 1 2009

  • Products Installed

    Drylined stud partitions
    including skim coat plaster
    Laminated Black Lacquered Panels to Media Wall
    Sliding graphic screens to Balconies 01,02&03;
    Plasterboard ceilings
    including skim coat plaster
    Various floor finishes
    All Joinery works
    Ironmongery and bespoke walnut reception desk
    Complete Kitchen fit-out (inc appliances)
    Complete decoration
    Electrical installation including fire,intruder
    and disabled alarm systems
    Wall mounted graphics (inc 25 plasma and LED)
    260 plus down lighters and further LED lighting
    1.7miles of C5e data cabling

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A triumph for newly formed OCL Building Solutions Ltd, part of the OCL Group, working in partnership with London Thames Gateway (Client) and WBA Associates (Project Management)

The project was split into 2 main phases, firstly the demolition / removal of 4 duplex apartments, and the construction and fit-out of the Inward Investment Centre itself.

OCL co-ordinated no less than 15 separate trades, the majority of which were directly employed to produce a cutting edge marketing suite using up to date AV/AC/M&E technology combined with traditional bespoke joinery and high quality finishes.

Both the demolition and fit-out works were completed ahead of programme, which in itself was a challenge for OCL.

The demolition works were carried out within a 4 week programme which included considerable structural amendments; the build and the associated fit-out was completed within 8 weeks due to the client having reduced the contract period by some 6 weeks in order to introduce further design requirements.

An example of the complexity of design would be the fact that in excess of 1.7 miles of data cabling was incorporated within the service element of the works to facilitate the AV system.

Under normal circumstances this would be a challenge, more so considering this project was on the

15th & 16th floors of an occupied residential apartment block, together with a programme reduction of some 6 weeks.

This in itself demonstrates that OCL are capable of producing a quality finished project, but also have the relevant customer care / client integration skills necessary to ensure that both residents, managing staff, and indeed the client, were reassured with works completed with the minimum disruption.

OCL will, it is hoped, be negotiating future projects with London Thames Gateway as part of the 2012 Olympic Games Development.

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