Blog17 June 2013

Beautiful Engineering; Andrews Sykes helping create impact

When the highly regarded engineering design firms, Arup and Max Fordham Partnership created a temporary water ‘pit’ as part of a floating art installation, they needed a practical means to deliver substantial amounts of Thames water across a 150m space, quickly and reliably
The Queen’s ‘Paper House’ installation, part of the London Festival of Art 2013, at the Old Royal Naval College (ORNC) Greenwich is a key feature of the festival, and as with any temporary structure, time, service and local technical support are real factors when projects like this are commissioned

In this instance we were asked to provide a particular pump at what the client thought was short notice; as it transpired we were able to rapidly service the enquiry from our extensive stock as well as provide advice on exactly the right specification of pump to suit the task. The client was delighted that the pump capacity was such that the process was faster than expected

We can’t claim to know much about art; ours is a pragmatic and practical world, but we do know smart design when we see it and we’re delighted to be associated with this exciting project, especially given its close proximity to one of our main hubs in Charlton.