This project saw the installation of our VBA99 Antimicrobial Handrails.
Charlton Park Academy is a school in the heart of the community for those with special educational needs. The new facility has replaced the temporary mobile classrooms and single storey building with a two-storey brick building with 6 classrooms, a life skills room including working kitchen and music therapy room. The second floor includes accommodation for students as well as a kitchen and activity and dining spaces.
As part of the Priority Schools Building programme, Charlton Park is a government funded scheme led by the Department for Education and Education and Skills Funding Agency. Farrans construction were appointed as the main contractors for the scheme whom we worked with on the full balustrading package.
BA Systems began correspondence with Farrans Construction at pre-tender stages where we reviewed the initial design information for the full balustrade package. Later, we were then contacted with a request for a product that was antimicrobial, meaning ‘active against microbes’. With the current need to prevent the spread of infection on key touch surfaces in light of the recent pandemic, BA Systems have been developing our very own range of antimicrobial products which we were able to offer.
BA Systems VBA99 Antimicrobial Metal is a specially formulated copper alloy that Kills covid-19 in minutes, provides a lifetime protection (no coating) and is Tarnish Free. We have been working with the University of Southampton on various tests on the metal, where it was proven to kill 95% of covid-19 within 10 minutes of contact, completely within 1 hour. Superbugs such as MRSA and E-coli and Norovirus are also effectively and rapidly killed by contact with VBA99.
Our full package off works we proposed included:
Post & Infill
11.5mm thick opaque toughened and laminated clear glass
VBA99 Antimicrobial Handrail
Balustrade Height 900mm on the stairs and 1100mm on landings
Swift design and install process for both internal and external balustrading. Proactive approach to client requirements and innovative install of antimicrobial handrail for SEN school install.