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Delta Balustrades, manufacturer of bespoke handrail systems, put safety first with the installation of new handrails and balustrades at the most recent upgrade of Manchester’s City Centre Metrolink.
The project, which comprised improvements to stations at St Peter’s Square and Piccadilly Gardens, saw Delta Balustrades completing a £240k contract to install new Orbis™ tubular balustrades and Ultra™ stainless steel double handrails to meet DDA requirements. Self-cleaning clear 10mm toughened glass was specified in line with the stringent safety standards of Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE).
Commenting on the project, a Delta Balustrades spokesperson said: “The nature of the contract brought with it specific challenges and required our team to work out of normal working hours to minimise disruption to the network. Working in close collaboration with the main contractor and architect, we were able to produce and install the balustrades within a very tight timescale thereby contributing to the overall successful completion of the project.”
Appointed by Balfour Beatty and working to specifications by Atkins architects, Delta Balustrades has been praised for its speed of installation and proactive approach. Balfour Beatty’s Commercial Manager thanked the team for their ‘smooth execution of works’, with Atkins’ Associate Architect highlighting a proactive discussion enabling agreement on details and specification to be quickly reached.
“A combined approach to the resolution of details, setting out and site installation, which was not straightforward, was quickly finalised and when completed the project and installation as a whole looked impressive. Specifically we were pleased with the professional, technical and design input of Delta Balustrades’ Design Manager and also pleased with the speed of installation. I would definitely work with Delta Balustrades again and recommend the company to others,” he said.
Find out more about this project here.