Sunday, October 9th, 2011
A new pumping station in London has won a design award. The state-of-the-art Pudding Mill Lane pumping station has been built for the Olympic Delivery Authority. And its eye catching design includes two bright pink odour control units.
The new pumping station has been designed to cope with 1,000 litres of sewage per second and has been named ‘Servicing Building of the Year’, defeating over 300 other nominations to take the award.
Thames Water’s Olympic Director, Piers Clark, stated:
“As an official provider for London 2012, we have been focused on ensuring our network offers the best service to customers at the Olympic Park. Not only does Pudding Mill Lane do the job, it looks good doing it. The two pink cylinders are a distinctive feature of the site, so we’ve named them Pinky and Perky.”
New London Architecture, who gave the award, said that it contributed to:
“the urban environment and local community through design excellence, showing a respect for context and demonstrating innovative and efficient use of resources.”