London School of Economics and Political Science and Gradus

GRADUS is contributing to safety for students at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Situated in Houghton Street, Central London and originally constructed in the ‘20s, the Main Building of the London School of Economics and Political Science has recently undergone a restoration project to the north-eastern side of the building, which saw the installation of a new staircase.

ASXT11 stair edgings from Gradus were specified for the project to ensure the safety of the staircase, while reportedly maintaining a clean and contemporary aesthetic.

XT stair edgings comprise an aluminium channel with a slip-resistant insert that extends around the leading edge of the profile to increase underfoot contact with the slip-resistant element of the stair edging.

Selected with Glacier standard interior inserts, the stair edgings define the step edge by providing a suitable colour contrast with the floorcovering, in line with BS 8300:2009+A1:2010 and Approved Document M of The Building Regulations 2010.

Gabija Bingelyte, project manager for the London School of Economics refurbishment said: ‘Thousands of people pass through the campus each year and, as such, the university needs to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for students, staff and visitors.

‘As the market leader with 50 years’ experience in the industry, it was an easy choice to specify Gradus for the project. We chose market-leading XT stair edgings, as they complement the contemporary staircase while also providing a superior level of safety.’

Anthony Roberts, product manager for Gradus, added: ‘The XT range offers the ultimate solution for protection against the risk of slips, trips and falls, which are one of the main causes of injuries on stairs.’

Gradus’ XT stair edgings are available to download as BIM objects. Gradus’ BIM objects provide up-to-date, accurate data about products providing you with the relevant technical information to build into your projects.
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