Berry Systems innovative Brisafe wire rope safety barrier has been installed at the new, 500 space East Marketgait car park in Dundee.
The multi storey car park serves the new leisure centre which is part of Dundee City Councils multi-million pound redevelopment of the citys waterfront area. The car park, incorporating a retail unit, is linked to the leisure centre by a central foyer and the complete facility boasts a competition sized swimming pool, health suite, café and flumes.
The Berry Brisafe perimeter protection system is ideal for new build car parks. It features three lengths of wire rope anchored under tension to the car park structure. These ropes are then fitted with in-fill panels which can be colour co-ordinated to almost any specification. Following an impact, the damaged in-fill panel can be removed swiftly and replaced. The wire rope elements are fully re-usable. With a zero footprint in the parking bay, Brisafe creates a very practical and visually attractive perimeter barrier that combines an independently tested safety performance with architectural flexibility to enhance the appearance of the whole structure.
As well as nearly 700m of Brisafe, Berry Systems also installed 1000m of traditional vehicle safety barriers featuring their flexible spring steel posts and Flexi-Posts. Like the Brisafe system, these barriers include integral pedestrian handrails and anti-climb mesh where required and were installed to provide protection at split levels, exposed perimeters and for vulnerable walls.
Berry Systems MD Steve Dunn said We were involved in discussions with the architects at an early stage of the project which allowed them to exploit the many advantages of the Brisafe system. Together with our more traditional floor mounted barriers we were able to supply a complete package of safety barriers for the entire car park.
The project was designed by Dundee City Council's architectural services, Mansell Construction was the main contractor with J & D Pierce Contracts providing the structural steelwork. Barrier installation was undertaken by Berry Systems own installers.
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