O2 shopping centre


Burnblock Fireply 18mm FR plywood x 640 sheets

Project Description

We were approached by our client to provide all the CNC work for producing a series of huge curved formers, some measuring 17m across, for an installation in the ceiling of a new shopping centre at the back of the O2 Arena in London. The formers, when assembled, would have a fabric stretched over them to create a sweeping structure over the entire length of the shopping centre. In total 640 sheets were machined over the course of 4 months, each curved part was labelled using the CNC and each sheet had up to 5 tool changes. From the 640 sheets some 18’000 components were cleanly cut and assembled at our clients factory in South Wales.