London Taxi Company - Ansty Park
Two Granite Water Features
Outside the main entrance and another inside the reception area of the London Taxi Company's new Ansty Park Development, Coventry
Ansty Park is the new location for the London Taxi Company's research, development and assembly site. This important milestone came soon after the company’s £250 million investment project was announced in the presence of the former Prime Minister - David Cameron and Boris Johnson in his capacity of Mayor of London
The new facility is the first greenfield development of any Chinese automotive manufacturer in the UK, demonstrating parent company Geely’s ongoing commitment to the country and West Midlands region. The investment will create up to 1000 direct jobs, and support a further 500 roles in the local supply chain.
The 37,000 sq m building is being constructed by main contractors Winvic, and comprises a 31,000 sq m production facility, which will make the next generation of the iconic London Black Cabs from 2017 and other forthcoming models, as well as 6000 sq m office space. Ansty will be Geely’s UK base for ultra-low emission vehicle R&D and the London Taxi Company’s global headquarters.
Both water features are finished with "Star Galaxy" Granite cladding and feature variable height bubble jet fountains and programmable colour changing LED's - supplied by PLM Illumination
All controlled by an easy to use remote control panel with variable menu's as required - linked by ethernet to our offices for re-programming as required.
Construction began in August 2016 and was completed In January 2017
Dave Wilde starting on the interior feature
Impressive frontal of LTC Building
Foundation slab for the exterior feature going in
Dave, Jack and Nigel working on the interior feature
Exterior feature taking shape in September 2016
Pre cast concrete blocks on site awaiting installation
Grade 316 Stainless Steel pipework to cope with the huge water flow from the triple 3 phase 3KW submersible pumps
Bubble Jet Pumps being wired in
Next - the important bit - waterproofing the concrete structure - Sam Lockhart getting through the hard graft preparing the concrete
As was Jason Swift........
Then in moves Carl " The Sprayer " Jenkins from ECO SW
Panel designed and Built by Dave at PPT Control Solutions
Interior Feature being tested - Dave and Jack in charge...