Improving accessibility has always been a recurring theme in the specification of Neaco’s products and so it proved again when the company’s balustrade systems were called into service for entrance ramps at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service’s new cutting-edge Hull Central Fire Station.
The £2m city centre facility was designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects as part of a multi-disciplinary team established by Mace. The brief required an accessible and welcoming facility to serve the local community and Neaco’s contribution was integral to this key design objective with powder coated aluminium handrails and balustrade to steps and two extensive ramps at the main entrance. The system was also specified with glass infill panels for a first-floor terrace whilst Neaco’s stainless steel balustrade was chosen for an internal stairwell.
Neaco’s range of handrails, balustrade and balconies offer a huge range of modular components options including a variety of stanchions, top rails and various infills including vertical rails, horizontal rails, toughened glass, tension wire and perforated panels.