Close to Canary Wharf is a beautiful waterside marina location with views of the Millennium Dome where you can discover waterside life. A quiet escape from the big city, Poplar Dock marina is situated on the river Thames and hosts nearly 100 berths for those looking for a big move or a small taste of life on the quayside.
Keeping their marina connected, Rolec has supplied Poplar Dock with electrical hook-ups previously. Recently, Aquavista got back in contact with us about a little bit of a spruce-up.
2022 marked the start of Aquavista’s ambitious Poplar Dock Marina refurbishment project. They’ve been using our classic utility pedestals and were satisfied with their functionality and practicality but wanted a little bit of a style upgrade in line with the modern feel of their Canary Wharf location.
Poplar Dock Marina is also home to a high percentage of residential berths, so supplying these residents with a reliable and effective electricity supply is key. As well as how they chose to manage their utility usage, since easy access to electricity was an important concern for residents.
Upon our first consultations with Aquavista, they outlined some of their primary considerations for us to think about:
• Upgraded style.
• Amenity lighting.
• Electrical access for their 90+ berth marina.
• Accommodating their residential berths.
Poplar Dock Marina is now home to 45 of our Quantum marina pedestals. Providing electricity access to all 90 moorings on site. Aquavista opted for a mix of 16Amp and 32Amp dual-socketed, single-phase units along with 3 Quantum lighting pedestals.
Since they loved their Classic marina pedestals before the renovation, the Quantum pedestal was the obvious choice. Providing all the functionality that they expected from us with a stylish and more sophisticated upgrade.
Taking into consideration that a large portion of their moorings were residential, they felt that BerthVend would be the best option for their back-office management. BerthVend gives both Aquavista (as the Marina operator) and the Berth holder more control over and visibility of their utilities.
Features like automatic meter readings and the ability to switch on/off utilities directly appealed to the Marina management team. Whereas BerthVend’s pre-pay and automatic top-up facilities made it even easier for residential berths to manage their electricity supply.