Ontario Tower


Ontario Tower

Ontario Tower forms part of the New Providence Wharf mixed-usedevelopment,located on a bend of the river Thames opposite the Millennium Dome. Its distinctive roofline can be seen from all over London.


How then to locate machinery on the roof and maintain a striking appearance to the building whilst ensuring the residents below enjoy peace and quite?


EMTEC was consulted early on in the project by the architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to help with a feasibility study for the design of the elliptical shaped roof plant screen that would eventually become a major feature at the top of the 22 storey tower.


At the same time, collaborative work was undertaken with the Acoustic Consultant to develop a design that would ensure noisy mechanical equipment would not disturb any of the residents within the tower or their neighbours.


EMTEC successfully designed, manufactured and installed the architectural and noise control elements of the project on programme and maintained a positive working relationship with both customers and other contractors throughout the project.The success of this project has led to several repeat contracts with both Scheldebouw and Briggs and Forrester.



Job Summary

Project: Ontario Tower
Client: Ballymore
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Contractor: Ballymore
Our customers: Scheldebouw BV / Briggs and Forrester
Contract value: circa £235,000
Type of works: Acoustic Enclosure and architectural features for roof top areas of Ballymore’s flagship residential development.