Elizabeth Fort, Cork
A STAGE RAMP SUITABLE FOR ALL PERFORMERS
A 17th-century star fort off Barrack Street in Cork, Ireland, originally built as a defensive fortification on high ground.
PROJECT BACKGROUND & REQUIREMENT:
With funding from the Outdoor Public Spaces Scheme, building works began to upgrade the visitor experience.
A ramp with joining steps was required from a new timber-framed stage that would be utilised for various cultural events.
The system needed to comply with Part M regulations and support various traffic, including public footfall, wheelchairs, and stage equipment.
CAD drawings were produced in-house based on project technical drawings supplied by the client.
The ramp was designed to bypass a support post, and at the start (near the stage entrance) the system was 750mm from the edge of another post to allow room for a timber handrail.
The final drawings were provided to the client with their quotation.
All Rapid Ramp Systems are ideal for outdoor use, being constructed from rustproof galvanised steel.
Galvanising is a process where a protective coating of zinc is applied to prevent rusting and moss growth.
- Infill Handrail - this product prevents users from climbing or falling through gaps.
- Yellow Tread - this is a safety feature designed to help those with impaired vision identify the nose of the ramp and any level changes.
- Trombone Ends - these are added to the ends of a Rapid Ramp to prevent clothes catching.
- Mesh Platform - the self-draining mesh allows water to pass through rather than collect on the surface.
- Continuous Handrail - this handrail system ensures users always have support to hold onto.
- Standard colour: Black - Ramps are powder coated black to create a durable finish that is tougher than conventional paint.
EXTRA FEATURE INCLUDED:
- Compliant Step Unit - an ideal addition to any ramp installation, providing the access needed for able-bodied users. They can also be stand-alone units, independent of the Rapid Ramp System.
RAMPS FOR HISTORIC SITES:
We consciously take great care when dealing with historic sites, offering a solution that doesn’t need to be bolted to walls.
Throughout the process, we’re always willing to consult with the appropriate conservation and planning authorities.