Landing Slabs – Olympic Park, London
The Gainsborough Bridge was recently erected to provide pedestrian and cyclist access for Gainsborough School in the London Borough of Hackney. It also served to provide local residents access to the new Gainsborough playing fields in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Spanwright UK partnered with PJ Carey Construction to complete the project.
Spanwright manufactured and supplied bespoke ramp and landing slabs to the project. Two flights of precast concrete stairs to provide access to the bridge were also part of the project brief.
The access ramp consisted of 11 individual units, each with a number of recesses, pockets and lifters. As segments of the slabs would be left exposed a high quality finish was achieved through quality material and workmanship.
The precast concrete stairs were designed and specified by experience engineers and technicians. Each of the 19 risers featured a 6mm recess to incorporate an anti-slip strip which would run flush to the top surface.
Due to crane requirements delivery timing was crucial and all access ramp units were installed within 3 days.