HMS Belfast Upper Deck Bar Sail Shade
Client: Imperial War Museum
HMS Belfast Upper Deck Bar
Thames Riverside, London
Clients: Imperial War Museum
The new entry kiosk was designed with a flat roof and provision for an open air bar with magnificent views accross the River Thames. The site was restricted and pads for the masts were designed into the lightweight structure.
The wind whistles up and down the Thames from the West and East and the site is exposed. Extra struts were designed for increased stability and thus proved useful as attachment points for lighting, heating, cameras and detectors.
A simple block and tackle system means that the fabric can be tensioned to the booms protruding over the river.
Masts SS. Booms painted. Fabric Holiday.