Power Podcasts: Revealing the Silent Structures of the Royal Docks



As part of LFA2020, the LFA worked closely with the Royal Docks Team on an exciting architecture podcast series ‘Power Podcasts’.

The series focused on the year’s theme of ‘power’ and celebrated the power of the infrastructure in the Royal Docks. We hope by listening to these conversations you will learn something new about these often hidden yet fundamental sites at the heart of keeping the Royal Docks running.

Click on the player below to hear the story of the sites. Alternatively, you can also find the episodes on our Building Sounds podcast feed via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify Pocket Casts, or by searching for ‘Building Sounds’ wherever you normally get your podcasts.

 

You can learn about these projects from the comfort of your own home. However if you happen to be in the docks, you can find the projects by using the map below.

 

From left to right:

Tidal Basin Pumping Station

Millennium Mills

The Thames Barrier and the KGV flood gate

The Patera Building 

Royal Docks Impounding Station

 


 

Royal Docks Impounding Station

We hear from Scott Derben, Managing Director of the Royal Docks Management Authority, who tells us about the Royal Docks Impounding Station, its past, present and future.

 

The Patera Building

We hear from Shaun Lees, Managing Director of Patera Engineering, who tells us about the Patera Building by Hopkins and Partners.

Thames Barrier and KGV Flood Gate

We hear from Sam Nicholson and Laura Littleton, from the Environmental Agency, who tells us about the Thames Barrier and KGV Flood gate.

Millennium Mills

We hear from Graham Stark from Lendlease, and James Santer from AHMM who tell us about the Millennium Mills Buildings, its past and its future. 

Tidal Basin Pumping Station

We hear from Mike Davies, from RSH+P, who tell us about the Tidal Basin Pumping Station and how it fits into the wider Docks Master Plan. 




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