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Drainage & Plumbing

Office Development, Pudding Lane


The Ensign Soil drainage system from iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of leading materials group Saint-Gobain, has been installed at the prestigious Monument Place 75,000 sq ft new office development located in the City of London next to Pudding Lane, the site where the Great Fire of London started in 1666.

Offering a unique view of the Monument, Sir Christopher Wren’s memorial to the Great Fire of London, the highly specified Grade A office building also benefits from views of the River Thames and St Magnus Church to the south, together with its re-landscaped plaza to the north.

A key factor in the specification of Ensign Soil at this historical site was its versatility. It combines all the proven material properties of cast iron, which is unmatched in terms of fire resistance, acoustic qualities, strength, longevity and ensuring minimal maintenance is required once installed. The system was specified for the soil and vent pipes and rainwater pipes at Monument Place by M&E consultant MTT. The main contractor is MACE and DG Robinson is the MEP installer.

Gary Zumeris of Saint-Gobain PAM UK says: “This substantial contract further endorses Ensign as the leading above ground solution on the market and reinforces Saint-Gobain PAM UK as the iron technology leader. It is the only drainage system tested and kitemark approved to the product standard BS EN 877 in the UK.”

Ensign comprises pipes and fittings from 50-600mm diameter for above ground applications and 100, 150-600mm diameter for below ground. The above ground soil and waste system is red and the below ground system is coated grey. The system can be connected by cast iron mechanical joints or push-fit joints for both above and below ground applications, allowing total interchangeability.