Wing Yip Cash and Carry, Manchester

Wing Yip Cash and Carry, Manchester

Client: Wing Yip & Brothers Property & Investments Ltd
Main contractor: Benjamin Armitage Construction
Architect: Ian Finlay Architects
Type of works: safety barrier and column protection units for multi-storey car park and service yard.

As the Great Wall of China attests, the Chinese know a thing or two about barriers. But when the Wing Yip Cash and Carry in Manchester needed safety barriers for their multi-storey car park they turned to the UK’s acknowledged experts, Berry Systems. The project involved nearly 900m of barrier rail mounted on Berry’s patented spring steel buffers. Sixteen Column Protection Units were specified to avoid damage to lighting columns and balustrading and the project also included heavy-duty open box beam for the service yard, where protection from HGVs had to be considered.

The car park is available to staff, customers and suppliers of all the businesses in the complex which, as well as the Cash and Carry, includes a Chinese Restaurant and a legal practice. The design style reflects an oriental theme giving this multi-storey car park a unique personality.

Berry Systems supplied:

  • 535m of Barrier Rail to ground, 1st and 2nd floors plus 290m in total to ramps between adjoining floors. GH type buffers and barrier rail at standard 1,600mm centres with 800mm centres where twice force is required (opposite end of ramps).
  • 47m of Open Box Beam on Heavy Duty Spring Steel OBB Buffers for Service Yard at 1,200mm centres.
  • 16 x Column Protection Units, various sizes to suit.

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