With their biggest balustrade order ever, Laidlaw Balustrades have completed the fourth and final phase of the Mander Centre redevelopment with their laminated structural glass balustrade. The £35 million redevelopment of the Wolverhampton shopping centre reaches its end with the completion of the 93,000 sq feet Debenhams store that is set to open in the Autumn of this year.
Specified by Bowmer & Kirkland, the requirement is for a glass balustrade across the bridge and main entrance of the long awaited Debenhams store. The balustrade is constructed of 24.89mm laminated structural glass and finished with a custom sized sycamore top rail. With a continuous track fixing being set below the floor, keeping it completely hidden, the laminated structural glass system provides an elegant and sleek look to the Centre. But it is not just about aesthetics, the glass with its 3 kilonewtons loading, provides the ultimate level of safety in high traffic areas.
As with all of their projects, Laidlaw provided an initial consultation to ensure the exact specification was met. Set to open in October, it was important that Laidlaw kept to the time frame they were given. With the final phase complete, Debenhams can now begin stocking the store, ready for the grand opening.
Laidlaw started working on phase 1 of the redevelopment in the Summer of 2016 and has provided laminated structural glass systems throughout the shopping centre. The glass balustrade from Laidlaw is the finishing touch on this modern and impressive redesign project and can be added to the long list of prestigious developments that Laidlaw has worked on.