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Aylesbury Transport Hub – Pedestrian Parapet System

Tension Wire Pedestrian Parapet

Project: Aylesbury Transport Hub
Principal Contractor: Birse Civils
Value: £176,000
Product: Tension wire pedestrian parapet
Programme: 16 weeks

Aylesbury’s £14.38 million Transport Hub was officially completed in April 2009 and successfully integrates the pedestrian and bus access from the train station to the town centre.

Rourkes Contract Division worked closely with the main contractor to design and implement a tension wire pedestrian parapet system that would comply with the relevant British Standards whilst being aesthetically pleasing. The anti-climb system being manufactured from 316 grade stainless steel with continuous bespoke handrailing to all steps and ramps, complying with the requirements of DDA. Particular attention to detail ensured a smooth transition to the new Bourg Walk Bridge.

The design is fully compliant with:

  • BS 7818:1995 Pedestrian restraint systems
  • BS 8300:2009 Design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people
  • BS 6399-1:1996 Loading for buildings