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Howe Green’s Slot Drain System Selected for Luxury Leisure Facilities at Embassy Gardens

  Subscribe to FREE newsletter  Apr 01, 2016

The new $1 billion American Embassy in the prominent Nine Elms development on London’s South Bank is scheduled for completion in early 2017. The Embassy is relocating from its current central London location in Mayfair as, after 50 years, the historic building is no longer fit for purpose. There are currently 1000 members of staff working in a building meant for 800.

It was estimated that renovating the existing building would cost around $730 million and would still not have provided the required state-of-the-art security to combat potential security threats. As a result the decision was made to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Grosvenor Square to the Nine Elms development on London’s South Bank.

Indoor Pool at the high-end South Bank development, Embassy Gardens, London
Indoor Pool at the high-end South Bank development, Embassy Gardens, London

The design specification for the Embassy was decided via a competition between four U.S. architectural companies who worked on the project for almost a year before presenting their ideas to the jury. The competition was won by the award winning architectural firm Kieran Timberlake whose design met the criteria for a safe, modern, welcoming and energy efficient embassy fit for the 21st Century.

Occupying five acres of land, the new modern-glass 12 storey building will be purpose built to provide the best possible security. An earth-bank, semi-circular lake (which some have called a moat!) and bomb-resistant glazing are just some of the design elements which will help protect the Embassy and keep it secure.

The new American Embassy building will lie at the heart of this ambitious £15 billion regeneration project for central London. The development will include apartments, business sites and leisure facilities. Howe Green, one the UK’s leading innovators in the building products sector has recently installed its HG200 Slot Drain at the Nine Elms development in the luxury leisure facilities at Embassy Gardens. Chosen to provide a high quality, ultimately reliable drainage solution, the HG200 Slot Drain is almost invisible in situ around a deluxe 16m indoor pool at the high-end South Bank development.

This ultra-discreet linear drainage solution is available in modular form to suit varying site situations and can also be produced as a made to measure system to suit specific requirements. Manufactured in 304 or 316 austenitic stainless steel, the easy to clean, hygienic solution requires very little maintenance and is 100% recyclable.

The HG200 Slot Drain is just one of the products featured in a range of linear drainage solutions from Howe Green created for effective surface water management in both commercial and residential applications. All of Howe Green’s linear drainage products are designed and manufactured to withstand demanding environments in settings such as veterinary surgeries, science laboratories and sports centres.

Howe Green have a proactive attitude to service and work closely with their customers and partners in order to develop bespoke solutions for a wide range of construction projects. By combining their technical expertise with heavy investment in the latest ultra-modern machinery Howe Green is able to produce cost effective non-standard specifications for their floor, wall and ceiling covers, hatches and doors as well as supply standard sizes from stock. They are well placed to serve the North American market with distributors FF Systems Inc. operational in the US and FF Systems located in Canada.

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