Canary Wharf’s new private rental apartment tower at its new district, Wood Wharf, has awarded Offsite Solutions a £4.5 million contract to manufacture high specification bathroom pods. The company will be supplying 443 pods for 327 private rental apartments at the iconic 35-storey tower and the adjacent six-storey building at 10 George Street.

This will be the first time Offsite Solutions uses its new steel and concrete pods, which provide a fully waterproofed solution for luxury wet rooms and bathrooms. The pod design features cold rolled steel-framed walls with a cast concrete base that removes the need for visible shower trays to create a clean and contemporary appearance.

The pods have been fully fitted before arriving on site and will complete the underfloor heating, stone-effect porcelain tiling, bespoke cabinets with heated steam-free mirrored doors, handmade composite stone basins, LED lighting, all sanitary ware and Hansgrohe brassware, ceiling and wall-mounted rain shower heads, and a surface-heated wall to remove the need for heated towel rails.

“Bathroom pods give us the benefit of better quality control and ease of installation. Our requirement was for high specification bathrooms. We have been impressed with Offsite Solutions’ factory, design team, logistics and pre-delivery testing. It is great to have the pods manufactured in the UK and the project is going very well. The service from Offsite Solutions has been faultless and second to none,” explained Leighton Aurelius, Project Manager at Canary Wharf Contractors.

The glass and aluminium tower will have a stepped roofscape overlooking the Canary Wharf basin and a new waterside park. It is part of Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, which is under construction by Canary Wharf Group and aims to become a vibrant new urban quarter. Phase one of the scheme is due to be completed in 2020.

Offsite Solutions offers a comprehensive and expanding range of bathroom pods to suit different building types and applications. Options include steel-framed pods with traditional tiled finishes for high-end apartments, student residences and hotels; robust and low maintenance GRP composite pods for student accommodation, care homes, social housing and healthcare; hybrid pods for specialist projects, and award-winning demountable GRP pods for ease of installation in refurbishment schemes.