COMMERCIAL BALUSTRADE INSTALLATION IN LONDON
Waterloo Station in London is a key transport hub for the city and one of Britain’s busiest train stations with 99.4 million journeys a year.
It is also the largest train station in the UK, with more platforms and floor space than any other. The station therefore, is subject to overcrowding during peak times and this means that any installations or upgrades of its infrastructure require careful consideration to ensure that the improvements meet all appropriate health and safety measures. Knowing that they needed to install commercial glass balustrade in this London location, and looking for a frameless solution, Waterloo Station came to the specialists, Pure Vista.
Pure Vista were able to propose two solutions for this project.
Either they could opt for the MEGAgrip balustrade system, a commercial-appropriate system with up to a 3.00kN loading capacity (as specified by UK building regulations BS 6180:2011 for this type of installation) or they could choose BLASTguard, a fortified version of Mega Grip that has been successfully tested to withstand a bomb blast, ideal for areas that may be susceptible to terror attacks.
Since MEGAgrip can easily be turned into BLASTguard using a simple converter-kit, Waterloo Station opted for MEGAgrip for this installation, and are still considering the option to convert this into a bomb-resistant system in the future.