Leisure and hospitality
Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Yorkshire and The Humber
Handspring designed and built the stairs and mezzanine for Hagglers Corner in Sheffield from 6m3 of locally-sourced fresh sawn Douglas Fir, and the team at the venue has been very busy since adding their unique style and decor.
The structure is mostly timber but, due to the public space loads, some steel beams had to be used. For these connections Handspring followed those found in bonded warehouses.
The mezzanine also acts as a waterproof roof so the floor joists are all on a slope, covered with ply and EPDM rubber, and leveled with tapering joists on top of which sit the Douglas Fir floor boards.
At one end of the mezzanine a 6m bridge spans the cafe entrance below and a clear roof brings in the sun.
The handrails do not follow the structure's edge, creating corners on the mezzanine to allow for lots of plants to frame the space.