The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in Leicester had recently been refurbished. The museum originally opened in 1849 as one of the first Public museums in England. The historic art gallery required a new feature commercial helical staircase to create an eye catching dramatic entrance.
At Canal’s manufacturing facility, we created this unique ‘Ammonite’ shaped helical staircase. The balustrading is also fabricated from mild steel which is rolled to achieve a seamless, constantly changing curve.
The on site the Canal Team wet sprayed the helical staircase a bright white to match the existing surrounding interior of the museum. Beautiful custom made timber oak treads also reflect the designers intent to create an ‘Ammonite’ shape which perfectly work in contrast with the white features of the bespoke stair.
Canal Architectural also focused on the small intricate details of the public staircase featuring a satin polished nosing strip within each tread alongside matching side fixed handrail.
What is really impressive about this feature staircase is the hidden structural elements that help create this apparently ‘free standing’ structure.