• A Room for London

Contour helps shape A Room for London

Cambridgeshire-based Contour Autocraft has become nationally recognised for its skilled craftsmanship thanks to a high-profile architectural commission.


The metal-shaping specialists were commissioned by Brighton-based contractor and fabricator Millimetre Ltd to make the bow structure of A Room for London – an installation for the company Living Architecture in the shape of a small boat.


The body features an entirely re-engineered bulkhead that will add significant additional stiffness to the whole car while decreasing the overall weight. In addition, Contour Autocraft will be offering buyers a choice of front and rear ends to customise individual builds. The body will also be available as a stripped-down restoration assembly featuring the main body tub and doors only.


The boat is currently perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and is available to rent by the public for night-long stays throughout 2012 as part of the Olympic celebrations. During the year the venue will play host to a series of artists who will compose and, in some cases, transmit works from A Room for London.


Bruce Macleod of Contour Autocraft, said: “The project involved the shaping of aluminium panels using our own specially-designed power hammer. It was a complex, but very satisfying project, that we finally assembled with 1,400 rivets.


“This job has led to further interest from architectural practices and we are now engaged on a very high-profile job that will be aired this summer.”


Find out more about the project please and visit www.aroomforlondon.co.uk for further information on Contour Architectural's other projects please visit our projects page here.