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Duke of York Steps, St James’s Park - Case Study

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Gooding Aluminium Duke of York Steps case study.

Gooding Aluminium Duke of York Steps case study.

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  • 1. Gooding Aluminium Limited CASE STUDY DUKE OF YORK STEPS, ST JAMES’S PARK Project: Zero-Energy Lift Tower (partly sponsored by Gooding Aluminium) Event: London Festival of Architecture 2010 Location: Duke of York Steps, St James’s Park, London SW1 Product: GA HGP1601 Aluminium Treadplate Architect/Designer: Matthew Lloyd Architects Client: The Royal ParksGooding Aluminium Limited1 British WharfLandmann WayLondon SE14 5RSUnited KingdomT: + 44 (0)20 8692 2255 F: + 44 (0)20 8469 0031 Email: sales@goodingalum.com
  • 2. About the Project:Project BriefThe project brief was to make the historic site of the Duke of York Steps (running between The Mall and Waterloo Place near Lower Regent Street)accessible for all. Previously, the steps were completely inaccessible to wheel chair users. Gooding Aluminium’s super lightweight aluminiumtreadplates (GA HGP1601) were the perfect partner for this weight sensitive and innovative project.The core objective was to facilitate the passage of a person in a wheelchair or mobility scooter up and down the steps using dignified andindependent means without connecting to mains electricity. This installation has became one of the key highlights of the West End focus for theLondon Festival of Architecture 2010 and there is future development planned for a more permanent solution for the London Olympics in 2012.Project SolutionsGooding Aluminium’s workshop fabricated the slip resistant alloy material into folded trays for use as flooring plates on the access ramp and lift floor.Aluminium is perfect for incorporating into weight sensitive applications, such as this one. Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintainthan steel and other corrodible metals.“The entire project intervention consists of three zero-energy lift towers that responds to the three flights of steps on the site. The lifts are powered bysolar energy and use water weights to counterbalance the lift cart. The installation highlights issues of accessibility in the city and demonstrates theuses of alternative energies, whilst providing an educational tool and an interactive attraction for members to enjoy as part of the London Festival ofArchitecture.” (Source information: The Royal Parks)The lift shafts each have a header tank filled with water that when activated will drain into side water tanks to counter balance the movement of thelift platform going up. The water is returned to the header tank using water pumps powered by PV cells. The mechanical working of the lifts arevisually displayed so that visitors to the attraction can see how it operates.Gooding Aluminium Limited1 British WharfLandmann WayLondon SE14 5RSUnited KingdomT: + 44 (0)20 8692 2255 F: + 44 (0)20 8469 0031 Email: sales@goodingalum.com
  • 3. Aluminium Awareness InformationAluminium awareness informationKey Facts:• Aluminium is great for incorporating into weight sensitive applications, such as this one.• Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than paysfor it’s own re-cycling costs!• Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originallyproduced it.• All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.• Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.• Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes itcorrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and othercorrodible metals.Gooding Aluminium Limited1 British WharfLandmann WayLondon SE14 5RSUnited KingdomT: + 44 (0)20 8692 2255 F: + 44 (0)20 8469 0031 Email: sales@goodingalum.com
  • 4. Who we are and what we do:About Gooding AluminiumGooding Aluminium was established in 1979, continuous growth and innovation has led GA to become an established and respected national andinternational supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and made to order aluminium products with invisiblefixing solutions.We are dedicated to providing a highly responsive service to match the requirements of each ‘made to order’ customerand alternatively in providing a quick and easy on‐line facility for those wishing to purchase aluminium stock materials and products for immediatedispatch.Gooding Aluminium is based in the rejuvenated Docklands development area of London, about 3 miles from the Olympic Park, reflects the dynamicnature of an industry that is in the midst of continuous change to meet the commercial, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century.Our products and services are continually recommended by leading Architects, Interior Designers and Contractors having successfully beenincorporated in many outstanding projects and applications.You can see more images of this award winning project by visiting www.goodingalum.comGooding Aluminium Limited1 British WharfLandmann WayLondon SE14 5RSUnited KingdomT: + 44 (0)20 8692 2255 F: + 44 (0)20 8469 0031 Email: sales@goodingalum.com

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