St Paul’s Cathedral - South Transept

DDA IMPROVEMENTS WORKS – SOUTH TRANSEPT RAMP

Application
Heritage
Location
London
Service Package
Supply & Install

BACKGROUND:

DDA improvement works were scheduled to start with a permanent masonry ramp from the north entrance. 

REQUIREMENT:

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

3D and technical drawings were designed by our specialist CAD designer in-house. 

The appropriate conservation and planning authorities were consulted throughout the design period. Discussions included assessing how the ramp would be supported around the existing paving features.

 

END RESULT:

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. 

FEATURES INCLUDED:

  • 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!

Architect

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