The new multi-storey car park at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary is a six storey steel frame structure with spiral entrance and exit ramps. Consultant engineers Dinardo Partnership needed to find a safety barrier system that could cope with the varying radius of the ramps and would also act as a perimeter edge for the main parking decks. Their prescription to main contractors Laing O’Rourke was a course of treatment by Berry Systems.
From their base near Wolverhampton, Berry designed, manufactured and subsequently installed nearly two kilometres of safety barriers for this project plus nearly half a kilometre of standalone handrailing. Because the ramps were not a consistent radius, the barrier components had to be manufactured for specific locations. So all the barrier sections were carefully numbered during manufacture and had to be assembled in precisely the right order on site.
Marketing Manager Simon Bradbury said: “Fortunately this is not the first spiral system we’ve been asked to make. While each is unique, we are now quite used to the demands they put on our manufacturing facility and our installation teams to make sure the right section is in the right place at the right time.”