Client: Wembley Park Underground Station
Architect: Pascal & Watson
Type of works: supply of stainless steel sink tops, worktops, cabinets and shelving for staff tea-points and kitchenettes.
In conjunction with the development of the new Wembley National Stadium, the adjacent Wembley Park Station has benefited from a major refurbishment to handle an increase in passenger capacity of 70%. As part of the modernisation, GEC Anderson was specified by Pascal & Watson architects to supply stainless steel sink tops, worktops, cabinets and shelving for staff tea-points and kitchenettes located throughout the station. The demanding requirements are well known to GEC Anderson, whose expertise is founded on 45 years of manufacturing and supplying to a large and varied client base.
The stainless steel sink tops and worktops can be formed in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit many applications, and the ability to seamlessly integrate bowls, upstands and specialist edge-profiles ensures that surfaces are free from joins that can harbour germs. The homogeneous construction also offers advanced durability and ease of maintenance. Combined with stainless steel shelves and cabinets, GEC Anderson was once again able to offer products that not only meet the requirements for durability, low maintenance and hygiene, but also strict health and safety regulations specific to the environment, including prevention of fire risk.
The flexibility of GEC Anderson's made-to-measure stainless steel products was well illustrated in the design of one of the larger staff kitchens, where a greater focus on providing facilities for disabled users was paramount. GEC Anderson was able to respond to these requirements by producing a range of bespoke cabinets, sink tops and shallow bowls that allow for complete access for wheelchair users and able-bodied users alike.