St Paul’s Cathedral - South Transept
DDA IMPROVEMENTS WORKS – SOUTH TRANSEPT RAMP
DDA improvement works were scheduled to start with a permanent masonry ramp from the north entrance.
Dismantle the temporary north ramp and reuse components in a new modular ramp from the south entrance.
The new south ramp will provide short-term wheelchair access throughout the building works.
A fully compliant Rapid Ramp was installed from the south transept entrance.
The ramp feet were not bolted down. Instead, they were connected by cross-braces to ensure rigidity. This prevention was taken to minimise any damage being caused to the site's cobbled ground.
- 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. Additionally, it helps 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 users always have support to hold onto.
EXTRA FEATURE INCLUDED:
- Standard Underside Mesh - designed to prevent users from gaining access underneath the ramp. It is often specified for schools and public buildings.
RAMPS TO HISTORIC BUILDINGS:
We consciously take particular care when dealing with historic buildings, offering a solution that doesn’t need to be bolted down or fixed to walls.
Plus, Regarding any ramp designs; we are always willing to consult with the appropriate conservation and planning authorities.
Thank you to the install team for making substantial progress on the temporary ramp, most appreciated!