The development was designed by PRP Architecture and main contracted by Rydon Construction. The main element of the project was the Extra Care U-shaped building that was constructed around a central courtyard garden. Each flat has its own access door off the central walkways.
The design requirements for the balustrade presented a number of initial challenges:
In some areas, the base fixing detail on the balustrade needed to finish flush with the finished floor level and with the outside edge of the brick fascia. This presented a complexity as the balustrade base fixing would need to be elevated off the concrete slab. The handrails on the walkways also needed to be warm-to-touch.
BA Systems' final balustrade solution for the project included our B40 Frameless Glass balustrade to the concrete balconies and terraces. They worked closely with surrounding trades, such as the cladding sub-contractors, to provide an aluminium trim product that interfaced with the balcony fascias. On the balconies, they used a small low-profile aluminium capping trim to the top of the glass. For the walkway balustrade BA Systems provided a 42mm diameter offset satin stainless steel handrail.
For the internal stair cores, they provided our B20 Post and Glass Infill balustrade. This was complemented with their B10 Wall-Mounted stainless steel handrail. On one stair, this balustrade option was installed to a curved stair flight where a curved handrail was used with faceted glass infill panels.
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