Sector Education
Project type New build
Services provided Site survey
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2018/2019
Project location South East England
 
 

Context

In the seaside city of Brighton and Hove, St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School required a new main entrance and DDA access ramp. The Christian primary school, adjacent to St Bartholomew’s church, is home to pupils aged 5 to 11 from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds.

The school, which has been recognised as a good school by OFSTED, strongly believes in being inclusive and welcoming to all parents and children. In order to reflect and represent this visually, they contacted West Sussex-based building and electrical contractors Closewall Ltd, who specialise in construction and refurbishment services.

Taking on a modern approach, the new main entrance, featuring dark brickwork and large windows, was designed to fit in with its environment and the adjacent church building. Further to this, a new staircase to the main doors and a DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant access ramp for those with limited mobility were installed.

Work undertaken

For the boundary of the entrance, Closewall approached Alpha Rail for some metal railings after being specified by the architect, Felce & Guy Partnership. In total, 20 linear metres of flat bar infill railings and 6 linear metres of single metal handrail were supplied and installed to the new entrance, galvanised and polyester powder-coated in grey to match the style of the building.

Outcome

The metalwork provides a safe boundary to the entrance and assists people using the stairs or ramp.

Testimonials

David Treharne from Closewall Ltd said: “After being specified by the architect for this project, we got in touch with Alpha Rail and they were quick to provide us with a quotation after seeing a picture on their website that met our requirements. The metal railings that have been installed look great around the entrance and works well with the overall modern style of the extension.”

Katie Blood, head teacher at the school said: “We are delighted with the new entrance and believe it will help us showcase our welcoming and friendly attitude when it comes to our parents and children.”


Context

In the seaside city of Brighton and Hove, St Bartholomew’s C of E Primary School required a new main entrance and DDA access ramp. The Christian primary school, adjacent to St Bartholomew’s church, is home to pupils aged 5 to 11 from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds.

The school, which has been recognised as a good school by OFSTED, strongly believes in being inclusive and welcoming to all parents and children. In order to reflect and represent this visually, they contacted West Sussex-based building and electrical contractors Closewall Ltd, who specialise in construction and refurbishment services.

Taking on a modern approach, the new main entrance, featuring dark brickwork and large windows, was designed to fit in with its environment and the adjacent church building. Further to this, a new staircase to the main doors and a DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant access ramp for those with limited mobility were installed.

Work undertaken

For the boundary of the entrance, Closewall approached Alpha Rail for some metal railings after being specified by the architect, Felce & Guy Partnership. In total, 20 linear metres of flat bar infill railings and 6 linear metres of single metal handrail were supplied and installed to the new entrance, galvanised and polyester powder-coated in grey to match the style of the building.

Outcome

The metalwork provides a safe boundary to the entrance and assists people using the stairs or ramp.

Testimonials

David Treharne from Closewall Ltd said: “After being specified by the architect for this project, we got in touch with Alpha Rail and they were quick to provide us with a quotation after seeing a picture on their website that met our requirements. The metal railings that have been installed look great around the entrance and works well with the overall modern style of the extension.”

Katie Blood, head teacher at the school said: “We are delighted with the new entrance and believe it will help us showcase our welcoming and friendly attitude when it comes to our parents and children.”


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