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A UK supplier of steel and aluminium glazing has completed a contract to install several door systems in the main lobby of a Grade II former grain warehouse in east London, with fictional connections to Oliver Twist and James Bond.

The contract is at 133 St Saviour’s Wharf, now at the heart of a conservation area, once a notorious slum. St Saviour’s Dock was where Bill Sykes, the character in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, ran his criminal empire – and met a grisly end in the mud of the dock.

Wrightstyle supplied four sets of doors, three of which were access-controlled Schuco Jansen E30 systems.  The fourth was a Schuco Janison E130 system, installed as a fire exit door and providing 30/30 insulation and integrity.

The contract was carried out on behalf of the St Saviour’s Wharf Company and the architect was Carver Haggard , in a residential environment where apartments sell for well over £1m.  The contractor was Kent-based JSP Building Services .

The wharf was converted into flats in 1987 and are now being upgraded.  The wharf itself runs down to the tidal waters of the dock, the mouth of the old River Neckinger, which is now entirely enclosed and runs underground.

Wrightstyle, based in Devizes, Wiltshire, supplies steel and aluminium internal and external systems, including  curtain walling, and internal fire screens and doors. The company supplies its systems worldwide and is able to offer an end-to end service – from design and fabrication to installation by its own network of installers.
Wrightstyle supplies its own ranges of steel systems, offering protection against fire, ballistic and bomb attack – with high wind-loading properties – and is an approved Schuco supplier.

The wharf has one further fictional connection.  In the 1999 film, The World Is Not Enough, James Bond traverses the length of St Saviour’s Dock in a speedboat. Visit


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