Design, Fabrication and Installation
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
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.
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.
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.