4 Outdoor Kitchens in Stainless Steel W6
Stainless steel outdoor kitchens for Queens Wharf penthouse apartments
We were initially invited to a briefing by the project team for luxury developers Mount Anvil in April 2016 with a view to designing and building four stainless steel outdoor kitchens for the penthouse flats at the top of their new Queens Wharf development in Hammersmith, West London.
The building, on the site of the old Riverside Studios overlooking London’s Hammersmith Bridge, would incorporate new studios and a development of luxury flats above, four of which would have rooftop gardens with views over the river.
The initial plans we drew up took cues from the original architects vision for the rooftop terraces and included BBQs and fire tables. After a while it became clear that the priority for the design team was a bar with storage and space for an outdoor rated fridge for chilling drinks. The fire element was dropped so we deleted the BBQ and fire table from the design.
Over the following year while the building progressed, we developed new ideas and CAD proposals for the kitchens and by the time the building had reached its final stages at the end of 2017, we were ready to proceed to manufacture and installation with agreed shop drawings produced by our fabrication partners Cavendish Equipment who specialise in the design and manufacture of stainless steel kitchens for both domestic and commercial clients.
Installation started in appalling weather conditions over the 2017/18 new year after getting all the kitchens delivered before Christmas holidays and the dismantling of the crane. Thankfully by March 2018 and the beginning of better weather, we were ready to hand over the four stainless steel outdoor kitchens to their new owners.
Featuring Franke ‘Atlas’ taps on all the bars and because of budgetary limitations placed on us, Beefeater outdoor fridges and warming drawers were specified against our initial spec for Sub Zero/ Wolf or Blastcool appliances.
Following the successful collaboration between us and Cavendish, we can now offer a full turnkey service to our clients, from initial design brief to implementation and after sales maintenance. We can more or less design and manufacture anything in stainless steel, subject to the limitations and challenges of materials handling and sheet size.
The shop drawing illustrated shows a necessary joint half way across the bar length which now has a support bar installed to buttress any potential sagging that might occur over such a long length.
The only real difference in design terms between an indoor kitchen and outdoor is stopping water ingress through doors and drawers as these are the most vulnerable points of entry. We successfully protected the interiors with simple rubber gaskets on the cabinets so the clients could sleep easy that their precious stored items would stay dry through all weathers.
The sinks are all welded into the worktops and then polished so there are no weak joints that can leak. The tap hole is protected by a rubber gasket and the whole worktop is folded over at the edges so all rain just drips off down into the drainage system under the roof deck.
About Mount Anvil
“Mount Anvil has spent nearly 30 years focused on London, striving to become its most respected developer.
A Mount Anvil home is part of a collection that’s in tune with its surroundings. They’re built to last and built for lasting value. We raise the bar each time, evidenced by the customers and partners that keep coming back to us.
We promise and deliver exceptional homes and places that are known for world-class design, lasting quality and genuine customer care. We call that Better London Living.”
“Queen’s Wharf, our second joint venture with A2Dominion Group, is on the ‘Surrey Bend’ of the River Thames in Hammersmith. The site also houses the world-famous Riverside Studios and its many amenities including a theatre, café, restaurant, bar and cinema.”
From the Mount Anvil website 2019
For more details on our Outdoor kitchens, please see our outdoor kitchen page here
Stainless steel outdoor kitchens W6
Four beautiful stainless steel kitchens for penthouse apartments in Hammersmith London W6 for Mount Anvil Developments and Fabrica
Service Type: design and build
Stainless steel outdoor kitchens for Queens Wharf penthouse apartments We were initially invited to a briefing by the project team for luxury developers Mount Anvil in April 2016 with a view to designing and building four stainless steel outdoor kitchens for the penthouse flats at the top of their new Queens Wharf development in Hammersmith, […]