Case Studies

Laidlaw Balustrades Solutions prides itself in having the ability to be able to provide a solution from within any of the product portfolios for various and often complex markets. In particular, Handrails and Balustrades portfolios into the Health, Retail, Commercial, Education and Housing and DDA orientated markets.

This section of our website therefore gives an indication of some of the many prestigious projects that we have been involved in, by way of a Case Study. You will find details of the actual products specified and supplied, evidence of their specific suitability and comments from the relevant Architect, Contractor or Project Manager by, market sector.


An Innovative New Building for the Dairy Crest Group

Situated on the Harper Adams University Campus near Shropshire, students and staff will now have access to a brand new Dairy Crest facility. The building is primarily focused on product innovation and new product development and is home to over 40 members of staff from the groups Grudgington facility, The Dairy Crest Group have a [...]

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St Benedict’s Hospice, Sunderland

The specialist centre for integrated palliative care services dedicates itself to providing first class care for patients with life limiting illnesses and the support of their families. St Benedict’s Hospice relocated to a new facility after serving the local community since 1984. The new £12m facility is light, spacious and the client has taken great [...]

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Laidlaw Balustrades supplies to the Cochrane Building at the University of Cardiff

Laidlaw Balustrades recently supplied and installed structural glass balustrades to the ultra-modern Cochrane building at Cardiff University. The £13 million development has been designed with informal learning and library spaces that allow undergraduates to collaborate and develop modern teaching and learning techniques. The 6,200m2 BREEAM ‘Excellent’ building has been named in honour of Dr Archie [...]

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Yesoiday Hatorah School

Laidlaw Balustrades helps Manchester school achieve an ultra-modern look without compromising on safety or compliance with regulations. Laidlaw Balustrades have recently completed their installation works at Yesoiday Hatorah School in Prestwich, Manchester. Working for Paragon Construction and in association with Bernard Joesph Architects, Laidlaw Balustrades were responsible for the supply and install of brushed stainless [...]

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Vivacity Premier Health & Fitness Centre

The ultra-modern Vivacity Premier Health and Fitness centre in Peterborough has recently opened its doors with a fantastic range of Laidlaw Balustrades products supplied to the project. The gym features a 25m swimming pool, sauna & steam room and three dance, exercise and spin studios offering over 100 fitness classes every week.The new fitness centre [...]

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Seymour Primary School

Seymour Primary School

Laidlaw Balustrades recently supplied Nylon Line handrails and Trespa panels to the Seymour Primary School classroom extension in Crawley, Sussex alongside Kier Construction and ECE Architecture. The Nylon product is ideally suited for educational settings due to its 4mm thick nylon sleeve, making the product durable in areas of high pedestrian use. The Nylon product [...]

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Musgrove Hospital

Flexibility is at the heart of the Laidlaw Balustrades service which is why they are able to successfully supply handrails and balustrades across a range of sectors. This ability to manufacture solutions to meet the specific needs of a project proved vital when Laidlaw Balustrades was specified for the Musgrove Hospital redevelopment. The £34 million [...]

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Laidlaw Balustrades has played a part in the fit-out of a state of the art flagship site for the RSPCA Animal Centre and Hospital in Birmingham. The company undertook site surveys and designed, manufactured and installed bespoke handrails and balustrades for the new facility. Previously based in Barnes Hill, the facility has now moved to [...]

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The Life Centre Wigan

Laidlaw Supply The Life Centre – Wigan The Life Centre is a multi-million pound public service and leisure hub in the centre of Wigan. Architects LCE / AStudio, main contractor Morgan Sindall and sub-contractor Parpac selected Stainless Line handrails and balustrades throughout both the north and south buildings. We have specified a wide range from [...]

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Charnwood LIFT Health & Social Care Centre

  HRB Case Study – Charnwood LIFT Health & Social Care Centre   Projects: Charnwood LIFT Health & Social Care Centre Client: Leicester LIFT Co. Main Contractor: Laing O’Rourke The £12.8 million Charnwood LIFT Health and Social Care Centre saw the specification of a package of Laidlaw handrails, balustrades, glass infills and architectural ironmongery. Featured [...]

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Westfield White City Shopping Centre

Laidlaw Balustrades Case Study – Westfield White City Shopping Centre   Project: Westfield White City Shopping Centre, London Clients: Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, Boots and FCUK Laidlaw Balustrades systems sweep the board at Westfield White City Europe’s biggest retail outlet in Europe, the recently opened £1.6 billion, 42-acre, 300-store Westfield-London Shopping Centre in [...]

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Train station given a £3.6m facelift

Train station given a £3.6m facelift A £3.6million upgrade of Pitsea railway station has finally been completed. In above picture – C2C managing director Julian Drury, MP Stephen Metcalfe and project sponsor for Network Rail, Sean Cronin. Disabled passengers are on track to reap the most benefits from the upgrade of the station, which includes [...]

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Ambulance HQ

Laidlaw Balustrades Case Study – The Equality Act 2010 (formerly The DDA) Refurbishment   Project: Headquarters Ambulance Station, Hellesdon, Suffolk Client: East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust Contractor: T Gill & Son The use of Laidlaw Balustrades systems Hellesdon is the headquarters of the East Anglian Ambulance NHS Trust, which covers the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk [...]

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Sainsbury’s Supermarket

Laidlaw Balustrades Case Study – Sainsbury’s Supermarket   Project: Supermarket, Selsdon, Surrey Client: Sainsbury’s Design team: Pick Everard Contractor: Rokbuild/Llewellyn The use of Laidlaw systems The requirement was for a handrails and balustrades system that could withstand heavy use by customers to the store, but was easy and quick to install. Laidlaw Balustrades were successful [...]

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Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Laidlaw Balustrades Case Study – Health Sector   Project: Royal Hallamshire Hospital Client: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Design team: Estates Design Team The use of Laidlaw Balustrades systems An internal audit of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals central campus in relation to Health and Safety and duties under The Equality Act 2010 (formerly The DDA) [...]

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St Oswald’s Hospice Day Services Centre

HRB Case Study – Healthcare   Project: St. Oswald’s Hospice Day Services Centre, Gosforth Architect: J.D.D.K. Client: St. Oswald’s Hospice Main Contractor: Dorin Construction Laidlaw handrails, doorsets and ironmongery for vital North East hospice September 2009 sees the opening of the new £2.8 million St. Oswald’s Hospice Day Services Outpatients’ Suite. Built by Dorin Construction, [...]

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Buile Hill High School

Laidlaw Balustrades Case Study – Education   Project: Buile Hill High School, Salford Client: Salford Local Education Authority Main Contractor: Morgan Ashurst (formerly AMEC) on behalf of Hochtief PPP Solutions (UK) Ltd Sub Contractor: Mitie PFI Joinery Contractor: Nationwide Joinery Contractors Ltd., Manchester   Laidlaw & Laidlaw Balustrades success with Flagship Manchester PPP School As [...]

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Bermondsey Square Hotel

Case Study – Leisure Project: Bermondsey Square Hotel, Bermondsey, and South London Client: Bespoke Hotels Architect: Munkenbeck and Marshall Developer: Urban Catalyst Main contractor: Galliford Try Interior Contractor: E E Smith Laidlaw & Laidlaw Balustrades Solutions package for iconic London Hotel The Bermondsey Square hotel has been described as stylish and chic and ‘the hottest [...]

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Llandudno Swimming Pool

Case Study – Llandudno Swimming Pool   Project: Llandudno Swimming Pool Client: Conwy County Borough Council Main Contractor: Kier North West Laidlaw systems make a splash! The recently opened Llandudno Swimming Pool is a landmark for Welsh swimming facilities. It has a 25 metre, 8-lane, international short course competition pool and a 20 metre, 4-lane [...]

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