MODULAR WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO THE TEMPORARY LOUNGE
Work has begun on the airport’s 10-year, £1 billion transformation programme.
The airport hopes ’the programme will “transform passenger experiences and help attract yet more of the world’s leading airlines” (The Manchester Airports Group: 2017).
Our assignment involved the installation of semi-permanent wheelchair ramps in the temporary lounge. These ramps were designed to offer temporary wheelchair accessibility for both visitors and staff.
The lounge plays a pivotal role in the larger transformation initiative, facilitating the redevelopment of the current Terminal 2.
The installation had to adhere to a strict timeline while meeting the requirements outlined in Building Regulations Document M & K.
Our in-house specialist CAD designer created detailed 3D drawings and provided a quotation to the client.
These CAD and technical drawings serve as valuable tools, allowing customers to visualise the final appearance of the ramp in its intended location.
Our skilled installers effectively constructed ramps on the airport runway's eastern and southern sides, meeting the scheduled timeline and budget requirements.
- 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 to help users distinguish 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.
- Rest Platform – a rest platform at 5 metres is required to allow the user to pause.
- 1100mm High Rail – these handrails attach to any level sections.
- Continuous Handrail - this handrail system ensures the users always have support to hold onto.
EXTRA FEATURE INCLUDED:
- Fully 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.
As we thought, it was a first-rate product, available quickly and able to be assembled on site.