- Client: Oktra
- Modelled by: Mark Ebbs
- Job date: May 2020
The LSJ Engineering team was appointed by Oktra, an office fit out company, to design, supply and fit a feature staircase to their Berners St project in Westminster, London.
The stair is unusual in that the stair stringers extend to full height to form the balustrades, with handrails fixed to the inside face.
This made the install quite challenging, as the large powder-coated sections had to be manually taken through a double door, around internal doorways and lifted down to basement level. This all had to be done without damaging the finishes.
The area in which the stair was installed was very tight, so we trial erected the stair in our workshop. When we did the trial, we discovered a major problem fitting the treads that, in such a small space, would have stopped the install. As it was, we changed a few design details, and it all went in very smoothly and ahead of programme.