A fixing detail had to be developed to achieve a 3 kN/m crowd loading in some pool viewing areas.
Balustrade solution was required to maximise the view from the gallery and withstand 3 kN/m crowd loadings.
B20 Post and Glass balustrades and B40 Frameless Glass balustrade helps provides solution.
BA Systems has provided its B20 Post and Glass balustrades and B40 Frameless Glass balustrade for Wycombe leisure centre. With the Olympic-sized swimming pool being the centrepiece of the project, the balustrade solution was required to maximise the view from the gallery and withstand 3 kN/m crowd loadings in some areas.
BA Systems worked with the architects at early stages to develop a steel clamp detail to secure 26.5mm toughened and laminated glass. The fixing detail was then covered with a small powder coated aluminium cladding trim. To protect the glass laminate and align the glass panels, a low profile aluminium capping handrail was used
In the access stair cores, a mild steel handrail and perforated steel infill balustrade was specified. At early stages, the BA design team re-engineered and enhanced the design to propose the cost-effective B20 stainless steel post and glass infill balustrade. In the main voids the B20 stainless steel post and glass infill balustrade was proposed. To complement the surroundings, timber handrails were mounted on to the 50mm diameter satin stainless steel posts.
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