We were commissioned by Denton Associates to design a feature staircase for an office fit out for Xero in Kings Cross.
- Client: Denton Associates
- Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs
The challenge here was that the stair ran from 7th to 8th floor levels, and the only access was via a 2.5m long lift, so all the stair stringer and balustrade sections had to be less than this in length. They still required powder coating off site.
Our team designed the stringers to have neat joints to allow them to be bolted together once at the correct level and be as strong as if they were on one piece.
The half landing support posts formed an ‘X’ to reflect the end client’s logo.
The perforated balustrade panels were bespoke punched to form neat borders around each, the copper handrails were fitted by others.
LSJ also undertook the demolition works to form the stair void opening in the 8th floor slab.
This was subcontracted to Evolution Enabling of Rayleigh, who installed a crash deck, saw cut and removed the slab, which was equally as challenging as the stair install.