Contractor: Dawnus Construction
Type of works: supply of five Stannah ST moving walkways.
Stannah Lift Services have supplied and installed five moving walkways in a brand-new, flagship ASDA store in the Hampshire town of Andover.
Stannah were absolutely delighted to supply moving walkways to Dawnus Construction on behalf of ASDA for Andovers newest and most eagerly-awaited development, particularly as Andover is the home of Stannah and hundreds of its employees will be using the walkways on a regular basis.
Moving walkways are crucial to the successful movement of people around the extensive ASDA store. Three walkways take shoppers, with trolleys, from the car park to the first-floor retail area with two further units providing access to an additional mezzanine shopping level.
Finished in brushed stainless-steel and clear glass with Matt Black balustrades, all five walkways contribute an integrated vertical transport system that enhances both appearance and operation.
Installed in early 2008, and serviced by the Southern England service branch of Stannah Lift Services, the moving walkways have given seam-free performance ferrying thousands of shoppers around this major store.
Les Clemo, General Store Manager of ASDA, said: Since opening in March 2008, this store sees an average footfall of about 42,000 customers a week. All five Stannah walkways are taking the strain and performing admirably, especially the three walkways that see the heaviest traffic from ground to first-floor retail levels."
In most cases, each moving walkway is delivered in just two or three sections to be assembled on site. At the ASDA location, each section of the two first-floor walkways was carefully lifted and posted through a purpose-built opening at retail level to be assembled alongside its permanent position. The process was repeated for the three remaining walkways but this time the assembly took place on the ground-floor car park level.
We built a good rapport with the construction company, Dawnus, which helped to ensure that all five walkways were installed on time and on schedule. As is customary, the mechanical side took roughly six weeks, with a few weeks break for build construction, followed by finishing work," commented James Berrill, Engineering Supervisor, Stannah Lift Services.
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