Sector Healthcare
Project type New build
Services provided Site survey
Planning advice
Design
Project management
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Installation
Year completed 2015
Project location South East England
Contract value (£) £430k
Client Lynwood Care Centre
Consultant Jestico + Whiles
Contractor Willmott Dixon
Products used B10, B20 and B40 balustrade systems
 
 

Context

The Lynwood retirement village, which is owned and operated by automotive industry charity BEN, is situated within 20 acres of woodland on the outskirts of Ascot. The Lynwood Care Home village provides “life-enhancing care” by creating a community environment for the residents with restaurants, a hair salon, indoor bowls lawn and even a swimming pool and spa.

Challenges

The project presented a number of initial design challenges. With 1.5kN/m loading requirements to the internal voids and a very thin composite slab to fix to, the BA design team had to formulate a complicated fixing detail without compromising the aesthetics of the finished product.

Work done

BA Systems was appointed by Willmott Dixon to provide their B10, B20 and B40 balustrade systems to the external balconies, internal voids and stairs. The balustrade requirement interfaced with a number of trades, so challenging programme deadlines were needed.

BA Systems’ contracts team was able to keep final on-site installation dates flexible to ensure they were available to install the product when the site was ready. BA Systems’ project managers proactively coordinated with other trades on the balcony and void areas to ensure there was no delay in the install flow.

The B20 stainless steel balustrade gave the internal voids an impressive and contemporary feel to add to the community environment. On the balconies, the B40 balustrade allow for uninterrupted views of the woodland without compromising the personal space of the residents..

Achievements

  • Internal void fixing detail
    A specialist gusset fin had to be designed to ensure that the loadings on the balustrade post would not be compromised as the spigot had to be extended down to the concrete slab from the finished floor level.

  • Composite deck floor fixing
    Design and installation challenges on some areas were overcome by using longer bolts through the MetFloor60 and into a custom fabricated bracket below the concrete slab.

Find out more about the project on this link here - http://www.basystems.co.uk/projects/lynwood-care-village/


Context

The Lynwood retirement village, which is owned and operated by automotive industry charity BEN, is situated within 20 acres of woodland on the outskirts of Ascot. The Lynwood Care Home village provides “life-enhancing care” by creating a community environment for the residents with restaurants, a hair salon, indoor bowls lawn and even a swimming pool and spa.

Challenges

The project presented a number of initial design challenges. With 1.5kN/m loading requirements to the internal voids and a very thin composite slab to fix to, the BA design team had to formulate a complicated fixing detail without compromising the aesthetics of the finished product.

Work done

BA Systems was appointed by Willmott Dixon to provide their B10, B20 and B40 balustrade systems to the external balconies, internal voids and stairs. The balustrade requirement interfaced with a number of trades, so challenging programme deadlines were needed.

BA Systems’ contracts team was able to keep final on-site installation dates flexible to ensure they were available to install the product when the site was ready. BA Systems’ project managers proactively coordinated with other trades on the balcony and void areas to ensure there was no delay in the install flow.

The B20 stainless steel balustrade gave the internal voids an impressive and contemporary feel to add to the community environment. On the balconies, the B40 balustrade allow for uninterrupted views of the woodland without compromising the personal space of the residents..

Achievements

  • Internal void fixing detail
    A specialist gusset fin had to be designed to ensure that the loadings on the balustrade post would not be compromised as the spigot had to be extended down to the concrete slab from the finished floor level.

  • Composite deck floor fixing
    Design and installation challenges on some areas were overcome by using longer bolts through the MetFloor60 and into a custom fabricated bracket below the concrete slab.

Find out more about the project on this link here - http://www.basystems.co.uk/projects/lynwood-care-village/


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