Fashioning Poplar – M&E

“Fashioning Poplar” was a partnership project between Poplar HARCA, London College of Fashion, UAL, The Trampery and Niblock to create ‘Poplar Works’. Affordable low-cost workspaces designed to create a new fashion education hub and bring fashion back to its historic home in the East End of London.

The unique design and interior layouts required a bespoke mechanical and electrical installation with new submain cabling, lateral supplies, with new water, gas and drainage connections to the buildings. Aesthetically designed containment supporting lighting, small power and data cabling.

Poplar Works was winner of the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2020, Building Project of the Year under £10m, RIBA Awards 2021 and Winner of the Pineapple Award for Contribution to Place and Winner of the New London Award Working Category.


Our works included:

  • New electrical submains via UKPN
  • Communal and emergency lighting
  • Small power installation
  • Design and installation of new intake rooms
  • Installation of data and phonelines
  • Fire Alarm syste
  • Installation of intruder alarm.
  • New gas and water supplies to each building
  • Boiler installation
  • Ventilation extract systems
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Poplar HARCA


Poplar, E14


Weeks duration

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