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Pier Head and Canal Link, Liverpool – Balustrade

Bespoke Pedestrian Parapet System

Project: Pierhead Canal Link, Liverpool
Principal Contractor: Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering
Value: £237,000
Product: Bespoke pedestrian parapet system
Programme: 22 weeks

This award-winning development by British Waterways and Liverpool City
Council incorporates a fabricated mild steel balustrade featuring a Cumaru hardwood top rail. The parapet is designed to allow individual sections or the whole system to be removed for future open air events.

DDA compliant handrails and LED illumination of the stepped areas increases both the safety and aesthetic appeal.

Broxap Ltd complemented the scheme with its Pierhead benches and
Olympus litter bins, which are ‘indigenous’ to the Liverpool docklands area.

The design is 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

The Pier Head and Canal Link have been awarded the following:

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) CABE Public Space Award
  • RIBA 2010 Award
  • British Urban Regeneration Association Waterways Renaissance Award 2010
  • Institute of Civil Engineers Merit Award 2010
  • Places for People in the North West Tourism Awards, 2009
  • Project of the Year, NW Institute of Highways and Transportation Awards, 2009
  • Regeneration Award, British Construction Industry Awards, 2009