A timber and steel canopy aligns with the railway viaduct arches to provide a temporary events space for AMP Studios on Old Kent Road.

The client, Maverick Projects, offer unique locations for art exhibitions, theatre, events, filming and photography shoots. Gruff were appointed to help with the reconfiguration of their new location and to suggest ways in which the space could be maximised to provide external areas for their events.

Currently under construction and due to be completed March 2018, the repeated structural elements were designed with Foster Structures to be fabricated off-site, reducing build time. Once on site, the timber elements and lighter metal framework connect together with bespoke fabricated metal nodes. Large triangular pieces of clear polycarbonate are overlayed like tiles to provide a dry space beneath for events to take place both inside and out.