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Mackenzie Wheeler


West Thames College


London, TW7



EAG win another contract with Geoffrey Osborne to provide the specialist envelope glazing for the Watney Market development in Tower Hamlets, London E1. This landmark £4.1 million Idea Store was funded substantially by the Big Lottery. The concept is ‘a marketplace of information’, with adult, youth and children’s library services complemented by a flexible ground floor space for a range of community services from the council one stop shop to local health services. The aim being to improve local people’s health and employment opportunities. The Bisset Adams design of the 1250 sq ft Watney Market Idea Store is set to meet BREEAM Very Good standard, with a ‘green roof’ and high performance glazed curtain containing a striking graphic treatment to represent the cultural diversity of the area.

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