Installation of James Capper’s TREAD PADS at Brunel Building

We’re excited to see the final stages coming together at the Brunel Building, with the project team on site to see the installation of James Capper’s TREAD PADS within the building’s reception.

The TREAD PADS are an attachment that fit onto the leg of a walking ship, with the orange colour required to ensure the foot is highly visible for its function, and the cream an aesthetic contrast, the colour often associated with harbour tugs and workboats. Installing the pieces on site, James stated:
“There’s a gracefulness to the way that something that heavy can levitate. Seeing that sort of levitation and seeing how it worked within the contemporary architecture was great. It’s wonderful to see them in such an incredible environment.”

We’re working closely with several artists, commissioned by client Derwent London, to make site-specific work to be displayed in the large atrium, including James’ fabulous steel constructions. The Brunel Building is due to complete later this year.