Markilux 5010 awnings and the Syncra free standing frame system have been used by us in combination on the refurbished Brigade Bar and restaurant on Tooley Street near to London Bridge. On many modern buildings today it is frequently impossible to find fixing points which are suitable for the installation of commercial awnings which, by their very nature, have to be able to withstand some frequently testing conditions. Such a situation was the case on this particular job and the Freestanding Syncra System by Markilux was an ideal solution. By locating the uprights of the frame into weighted decorative planters we have been able to install a series of Markilux 5010 awnings in such a way that the building is completely untouched yet a secure and attractive outside seating area has been created with the final addition of striking and comfortable contemporary benches.
The Markilux 5010 awning itself is of modern, award winning, design complying with the challenging TüV qualification for strength and reliability The powerful folding arms with different upper and lower arm lengths give the awning great stability and facilitate maximum cover tautness when the awning is fully extended. All screws and basic components are made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. With Pistachio fabric and the “Brigade” logo applied, using our unique Rags® branding process, the overall effect is both striking and welcoming.
Brigade Bar and Kitchen is a unique social enterprise restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open from Monday to Sunday, Brigade and Beyond Food Foundation have trained hundreds of apprentices into jobs and given thousands of homeless people new skills. By eating and drinking at Brigade diners will play a part in making a real difference to their apprentices and trainees. The venue offers a fun and interactive space, from working with a laptop and a coffee, dining in their lovely restaurant to enjoying one of their “Feasting Rooms” for a special event.
Tooley Street was until recently home to the tourist attraction, The London Dungeon. This is appropriate as Tooley Street was once the location of a pillory, set up for punishing fraudulent traders. Next to it was a “cage”. This was a place to keep drunken disorderly people who were arrested too late in the day to be imprisoned. They would sleep in the cage until sober.