Steel Staircase at Project Q, Thames Barrier, London

LSJ Engineering built a steel staircase for Project Q at London’s Thames Barrier in autumn 2020.

Construction management company Chisholm and Winch employed us to design, supply and fit a steel staircase to the new Thames Barrier control building in south east London. Balfour Beatty. constructed the new Thames Barrier building.

This was a simple stair, except that the half landing had to be radiused on-plan to match the reinforced concrete (RC) frame of the adjacent wall. Following an electronic laser survey of the curved RC wall, we built the stair to fit. Furthermore, Chisholm and Winch needed to ensure that the build up of insulation and plasterboard, applied to the RC, perfectly matched the wall. Bearing this in mind, we trial-built the stair at our works in Shoeburyness, Essex. This allowed us to check that the rolled stringers were a perfect fit to the laser-cut landing plates, and fitted the wall without gaps or clashes.

Once powder coated a rather bright yellow off-site, the stair was delivered and fitted without any issues!

What do you think of the finished product? We’re pleased with it! Although a complex job, our team worked brilliantly to ensure we fulfilled our brief.

Do you require a steel staircase for your construction project?

We are open for commercial steel projects. Contact the team here, email or phone 01702 290 585. You can view write ups of our other staircase projects here.

Published by LSJ Engineering

LSJ Engineering provides premium structural steel, architectural steel and staircases for businesses in Essex, London and the South East, from our base in Shoeburyness.

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