neaco’s glass railing reaches new heights at iconic community project
neaco have supplied a bespoke glass railing specification at The Street, a £6.5million world-class youth and community facility in the heart of Scarborough.
Some of the balustrade on the upper floors of an atrium was likely to be near furniture which could be use climb to above a regular balustrade height. As a result neaco increased our glass railing design to twice the standard height to meet safety requirements. The powder coated aluminium stanchions were extended to ceiling height (fixed at the top) and an additional toughened glass panel was fixed to the stanchions, supplementing the lower panel which was a standard height about floor level. An offset handrail was fixed into the lower glass panel.
Designed by Seven Architecture and built by Willmott Dixon, the 3,000-square-metre, four-storey building provides a wide range of education, leisure and community support services.
It features a sprung-floor dance studio, sports hall, climbing wall, café, managed workspace, meeting rooms, offices, a recording studio, multi-media suite, art studio, shop units, garden, allotment and roof terrace. neaco’s Spectrum balustrade in powder coated aluminium is featured throughout the building, including stairwells and the atrium.
neaco’s Managing Director, Alan Green, said: “NEACO are delighted to have contributed towards this outstanding community project with our Spectrum system forming part of its highly impressive design scheme. NEACO pride ourselves on our design flexibility and The Street is the latest of numerous projects in which our technical team has developed a bespoke solution outside of our standard specification.”
Requiring no welding for assembly, Spectrum’s versatile modular system has the capacity to meet virtually any design permutation or installation requirement. Its wide range of design options includes offset glass infill, offset top rails with multi-rails or glass, and a choice of tapered or straight flat-bar stanchions. Spectrum’s selection of infills includes vertical or horizontal rails, mesh, perforated panels, aluminium grille panels and toughened glass panels. The system is also available in satin polished stainless steel or an aluminium/stainless steel combination.