ClientUniversity of Warwick
Final Contract ValueUndisclosed
Completion DateFebruary 2019
The University of Warwick was embarking on a 5-year period of building works to help supports its ambition of becoming a world-renowned academic institution.
As part of the plans, the building works featured nine new development projects which included a Faculty of Arts Campus building, a state-of-the-art Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building and the creation of student accommodation for 1000 new students.
The essential solution
Essential Projects was contracted to manufacture a number of the bespoke steel and glass products that were required as part of the redevelopment of Warwick Universities, student accommodation facility; Senate House.
Essential Projects provided metal and glasswork for two areas of the Senate House redevelopment plan.
To comply with health and safety regulations, 14 metres of bespoke satin polished balustrade was installed to an already existing staircase within the building. Essential Projects site fitters also installed 10mm thick, heat-soaked glass panels and 3 metres of 304 grade stainless steel handrails as part of the staircase system.
Due to the fact Senate House is regularly used by visually impaired people, Essential Projects was also asked to manufacture 12m of external steel handrail to a ramp leading to the entrance of the building.
All handrails installed on site were powder coated so they were ‘warm to touch’ to comply with DDA part M building regulations.