Stainless steel column casings at UCL East Campus

Brushed stainless steel column casings from the Pendock Radius range are being used to conceal structural steelwork at University College London’s East Campus at One Pool Street on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Designed by architects, Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands (LDS), UCL Pool Street is constructed around two towers of 13 and 17 storeys each, which provide a mix of self-catered accommodation for 552 students, as well as academic spaces and research labs.

The buildings also house UCL’s centre for robotics and autonomous systems and its global disability innovation hub, while also including community and public spaces, plus a cafe and shops on the lower levels.

A total of 12 column casings, bespoke manufactured by Pendock, were supplied to the UCL project, which are installed in groups of three at four external locations, on the third level of the building’s two towers, in areas which function as covered, open-air student relaxation and break out spaces.

Each column casing is 775mm in diameter to accommodate the building’s structural supports, and range in height from 3215mm to 3370mm. As the column casings are exposed to the elements, their stainless steel construction is an ideal solution as they are weather resistant, virtually maintenance free and highly durable.

Pendock Radius column casings form part of a range of decorative architectural casing solutions that also include building linings, washrooms and cubicles.