This public school, situated in the London suburb of Highgate was established in 1565 by a royal charter of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the first.
Fast forward to the 21st century, a project was underway to design and build a new teaching block. The architect’s vision was to create a light and open environment that has been proved to enhance the learning process.
To help achieve this vision BA Systems were instructed to design and install their B40 structural glass balustrading complete with B10 stainless steel handrails. This was used extensively helping to allow the natural light to permeate without restriction. Elsewhere on the project B10 hardwood timber handrails where installed.
The design & project management on this project was extremely challenging, however our design & operations team rose to the occasion and succeeded in completing the project on time and within budget.
A key feature of this project was the ‘floating staircase’ – literally suspended in mid-air and attached only at the top and bottom. This involved an enormous amount of design coordination.
Due to the project being a working school, the programme completion deadlines were tight and had to be met, whatever delays happened before our installation.