Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South East England
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Lynwood Care Centre
Jestico + Whiles
B10, B20 and B40 balustrade systems
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.
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.
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..
Find out more about the project on this link here - http://www.basystems.co.uk/projects/lynwood-care-village/