Made in Hackney: Pipers, Hoxton

A scale model of the King's Cross gasholders, made by Pipers Models in Hoxton. Picture: Pipers Model

A scale model of the King's Cross gasholders, made by Pipers Models in Hoxton. Picture: Pipers Models - Credit: Archant

Every week, we take to the streets to unearth something being manufactured or produced right here in Hackney. This week, we found a design company that makes scale models of London’s major building projects.

Every developer needs to tell their story before they are allowed to start building.

That’s where Pipers, in Bevenden Street, Hoxton comes in.

Pipers produces scale models for its clients to demonstrate their visions at exhibitions and consultations.

And it has a roll call of major projects across London, from The Shard to the King’s Cross gasholders.


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Managing director Patrick McKeogh said: “We help architects and property developers communicate theire ideas with the public.

“Before a scheme goes ahead, people need to know its benefits, and what it looks like. A physical model is the easiest way to communicate that.

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“We have a very skilled workforce in our Hoxton workshop, and work on major projects across London.”

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