Design, Fabrication and Installation

Design, Fabrication and Installation

Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Development External Balconies - Lightly glass peened (JDIF No. 66) stainless steel handrail, bonded with structural silicone to toughened glass balustrade panels. - Architect: Carey Jones Architects

Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Development External Balconies
Lightly glass peened (JDIF No. 66) stainless steel handrail, bonded with structural silicone to toughened glass balustrade panels.
Fabricated and installed by John Desmond Ltd.
Architect: Carey Jones Architects

Flexible services

Our service is highly flexible, we can work with existing designs or provide in-house design services to develop a concept to drawing stage.

We fabricate in-house and install on-site, acting as main contractor or sub-contractor and often, as project managers.

Decorative or purely functional

Our work ranges from decorative showpieces to discreet workhorses that blend into the design scheme.

Working with architects and interior designers

We work closely with architects and designers in bringing concepts and designs into manufacture. We provide professional advice on suitability, performance and finishes.

Send your design sketch to us and we will advise on the best materials and finishes.

Our full service includes surveying, in-house design, working drawings, fabrication and installation on site. All our fabrications are building-regulation compliant and fit for purpose.


A selection of our design, fabrication and installation work

The footbridge between the shopping centre and apartment block

The footbridge between the shopping centre and apartment block.

The footbridge under construction showing structure for glazed roof.

The footbridge under construction showing structure for glazed roof.

Stainless steel spider brackets purpose-designed for the glazed roof in coloured PVD coating in Antique Copper SS019

Stainless steel spider brackets purpose-designed for the glazed roof in coloured PVD coating in Antique Copper SS019.

Stainless steel spider brackets purpose-designed for the glazed roof in coloured PVD coating in Black is Black

Stainless steel spider brackets purpose-designed for the glazed roof in coloured PVD coating in Black is Black.

Wandsworth Link Bridge

Link footbridges from Wandsworth Southside shopping centre to apartment block for Wandsworth Council.

The upgrading of both the previously named Arndale shopping Centre and the blocks of adjacent apartments necessitated the creation of pedestrian bridges between the two.

Taking the architect’s concept John Desmond Ltd. designed and fabricated the metalwork for the bridges in-house and on-site. This included the design of a spider bracket which was treated with a coloured PVD coating in black as part of the glazed roof design.


The water fountain completed.

The water fountain completed.

The water fountain inner cylinder being constructed.

The water fountain inner cylinder being constructed.

The water jets at night, illuminated.

The water jets at night, illuminated.

Turville Water

A spiral arrangement of nine water jets emanating from a stainless steel cylinder placed at the centre of a circular pool creates a spatial, sound and light dance.

Designed by architect Ian Ritchie CBE

John Desmond Ltd. was required to design the inner cylinder of the fountain ensuring that the water jets followed the prescribed trajectory. Fibre-optic lighting was installed to illuminate the jets.

London Wall entrance to 25 Copthall Avenue.

London Wall entrance to 25 Copthall Avenue.

Showing automatic glass doors and bronze façade.

Showing automatic glass doors and bronze façade.

25 Copthall Avenue, London Wall entrance

The London Wall entrance to the LA Fitness club required upgrading also to avoid being perceived as the “poor relation” within 25 Copthall Avenue. John Desmond Ltd. acting as project managers and as contractor designed, fabricated and installed automatic glass doors and a bronze façade to the entrance.