Pushing boundaries and developing new designs of engineering is the philosophy of Canal. As well as developing and sourcing new materials that facilitate the production of designs but also creating unique ascetics.
When it came to developing the designs for a large feature staircase project in the centre of London. Canal injected this philosophy into what resulted in a spectacular bespoke glass staircase.
In central London one of Canal’s bespoke glass staircase’s lies in a contemporary office building. Completely surrounding open space working areas, the largest being the void in which the staircase now stands.
Canal worked closely with the architects to produce a design that conveys lightness. This can be difficult with some commercial staircases as the design also needs to be user friendly.
The strength within the bespoke glass staircase lies with the mild steel box section centre spine. In Nottingham, Canal fabricate centre spines and box sections as well as powder coating them white.
The architect wanted to allow as much light as possible to permeate through the building which meant incorporating extensive amounts of glass in the design.
To allow light flow, 39mm laminated etched glass treads create a translucent surface for users to feel safe and secure. In addition, 21.mm laminated low iron glass balustrade enhances a clear view throughout the space.
The balustrades were complemented throughout by contemporary, bespoke satin polished stainless steel handrails and fixings.