Component Developments were given the challenge of creating a continuous stainless steel fascia to surround the planters at multiple terraces at Ropemaker Place, a commercial building situated on a prominent city island close to Moorgate in the city of London.
Covering an area of 609,775 sq ft, design of the Ropemaker building includes several roof terraces covering levels 8, 12, 16 and 20.
The design of the terrace required planters be positioned around the edges and in the middle of the terraces, with each planter unique and irregular in shape and sided with stainless steel facias. All the planters were designed to be a set height with many pointed corners, all of which were at different angles.
Component Developments were specified to create a continuous stainless steel fascia around the edges of each planter on all four terraces. Each of the corners needed to be made as one continuous smooth piece, without any welded joints.
Because all the corners of the planters were designed to be at different angles, every corner needed to be made as a bespoke piece. These pieces locked together with the straight edge sections when they were installed onsite.
Component Developments also supplied facade drainage channels which were specified for use along the edge of the building on the roof terraces.