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Emirates Air Line

Contractor: Mace
Client: Transport for London
Architect: Aedas 

Muralplast MSP was applied by Lucas Fit Out to all the structural steelwork in the stations at either end of the Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car system that crosses the Thames in East London.

The white, glass-clad steelwork is an architectural feature of the stations and of the gondola store, and was required to be spotlessly finished for the opening of this exciting new transport link.

Lucas Fit Out was already working for the contractor Mace on the Transport for London project, carrying out the complete internal fit out, including screeding the front and back of house areas in both stations and laying Granazzo floor tiles to the public circulation areas and platforms and undertaking specialist joinery in the stations.

However, the construction programme took its toll on the original surface of the steelwork so the team was asked to come up with a treatment solution – and quickly. The answer was to specify Muralplast MSP which has a single coat application, is quick-drying and has the highest environmental and health and safety performance ratings.

Lucas Fit Out quickly assembled a painting team with a proven track record of operating under pressure at the McLaren Production Centre, and working intensively 24 hours a day in shifts over four days, we completed the very challenging, high-level task on time.

The new crossing opened well in time for the Olympics, carrying passengers 90 metres above the Thames between the North Woolwich peninsula and the Royal Docks.

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