No. 29 Power Station West

BB Contracts and Box 9 Design, London

We were approached by BB Contracts to fabricate a grand curved bar, which was conceived by Box 9 Design for a new Darwin & Wallace venue in the historic Battersea Power Station development.  Our facilities enabled us to produce all elements of this large-scale project in-house, from the complex CNC cut moulds, to the concrete casting and rolled steel bar front.


Shortlisted in the Pub category at the 2018 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards


Taking aesthetic cues from the Thames-side location of the venue, the bar is formed of a cast concrete top, curved steel frontage and a cast concrete plinth. Images courtesy of Darwin & Wallace.

The scale and complexity of the cast components required a considered approach to fabrication design.  Utilising our CAD modelling capabilities, we were able to prepare detailed cutting files for our in-house CNC machine, as well as our specialist partners at Steel Services Centre.


Laser cut steel parts were rolled in our metal workshop, and finished with strips and domed rivet detailing, before being bonded to a bespoke plywood carcass.  The concrete components required eight separate moulds, with the bar surface being cast to a warm-grey tone with a polished finish.  


In total, over three tonnes of weight rested on the cast plinth.  Our fabrication design facilitated efficient installation of the finished bar, with each part bolting together easily on-site.  The horseshoe design featured an impressive cantilever around the front of the bar top, while matching curved cabinetry completed this nautical-inspired feature piece.

Image courtesy of Darwin & Wallace.

Image courtesy of Darwin & Wallace.