Stannah have recently installed an outdoor moving walkway as part of the exciting town-centre redevelopment project in Bingley, West Yorkshire. The unit takes shoppers with their shopping trolleys effortlessly from the car park into the new 11,500 sq ft Co-operative Food store and new 5Rise shopping centre beyond.
This unusual inclined walkway is lit by eco-friendly LED units to direct pedestrians safely into the store. The wheels of the trolley cleverly lock into the bed of the moving walkway to ensure ultimate safety at all times.
The £5 million 5Rise complex, opened in December 2009, is part of a master plan to revitalise the Airedale towns of Keighley, Bingley and Shipley. The plan focuses on the core of the town and aims to provide a much-improved environment for residents and visitors alike. The vision centres on three elements; development, transport and environmental projects.
The original Myrtle Walk Shopping Centre was earmarked for demolition and total redevelopment, however the developers, 4Urban, managed to regenerate most of the existing buildings, whilst adding some new build for the new food store and also relocating the library to a state-of-the art facility within the scheme. The result is the new shopping centre and library that will act as a catalyst for the next phases of the redevelopment of the town-centre.
The impressive development incorporates a chain of pedestrian walkways to link all facilities in the town centre. The Stannah moving walkway replaces a difficult and uninviting flight of steps and provides the ideal pedestrian link to the south car park.
Architect for 5Rise: FJ Architects
Authority: Bradford City Council
Contractor: Spring & Co
For more information about Stannahs range of escalators and moving walkways visit www.stannahlifts.co.uk/escalators.