Surespan Articles

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong International Airport – Midfield Concourse

Surespan were approached to develop and supply a series of 4 hour fire rated flush floor access covers for the Midfield Concourse expansion project at Hong Kong International Airport. The HK$10 Billion dollar project was completed in 2015 following extensive design and planning processes utilising BIM modelling.

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News

Surespan now Offer CPD Seminars

Surespan has been specialists in the access and escape industry for over 25 years and have provided access solutions to projects across the world. To share our wealth of experience, we are developing a series of seminars aimed at architects and specifiers.

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Heathrow Case Study
Floor Access Covers

Floor Access Hatch for Heathrow Airport

Surespan has manufactured and supplied a large access hatch in the engine house of Heathrow Airport’s new terminal five.

The three leaf hatch – which measures 6 x 3 metres – can take up to 5kN/m² loading. It has an electric actuator opening which can be activated remotely and is fire rated for up to two hours.

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Biomass

Lithuania – Biomass Access Cover

Surespan recently travelled to Lithuania to manufacture and supply a floor hatch to enable Finnish energy company Fortum to access their biomass pit at their new energy plant. The 5000 x 5000 mm hydraulically operated, double leaf hatch was designed to be easily operated by an electrically driven pump power pack.

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Floor Access Covers

Glazed Basement Access – Chicago

Ast+Dagdelen Architects approached Surespan to manufacture a glazed walk on basement skylight for use at ground level to bring light and a means of delivery access for materials and goods to their model workshop which is situated beneath their architectural practice.

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Glazed Sliding Roof Hatch- London
Glazed Hatches

Glazed Sliding Roof Hatch – London

Surespan manufactured a double glazed sliding access hatch for use on a private residential apartment in London. The 2640 (103″) x 2020mm (79″) hatch was electrically operated via a key switch for easy operation and allowed access to the roof providing views across the London skyline.

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Porto Metro
Floor Access Covers

Surespan provides fire escape at Porto Metro

Surespan has manufactured and supplied a series of fire escape hatches at Portugal’s new €950 million underground Metro in Porto. The huge double leaf hatches automatically open if the fire alarm system is activated to allow passengers safe exit to ground level.

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Double Leaf Roof Hatches

Stratton House, London

With glazing becoming a more prominent feature within building work, Surespan are increasingly being asked to provide specialist glazed access and ventilation solutions. One such instance was a recent project at Stratton House in London.

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Floor Access Covers

Surespan launches NEW heavy duty access covers

The UK’s leading access hatch manufacturer Surespan has launched a new range of heavy duty access covers which are designed to take loadings of up to 16 tonnes. The aluminium alloy can take loadings ranging from 5 to 19 tonnes (FACTA class B to E) and are available in standard single and double leaf sizes.

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AOVs

The Glasshouse, Putney

Our client,a rchitects Scott Brownrigg, wanted glazed roof lights for properties within The Glasshouse, an exclusive new housing development in Putney, London to provide natural daylight and allow residents safe and easy access onto their roof terraces.

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Halley Case Study
Global Projects

Surespan chosen to help access Antarctica

Surespan has been chosen to design and manufacture all the access hatches for the new £22 million British Antarctic Survey research station, Halley VI, in Antarctica, where scientists will be based to carry out research on the ozone layer.

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Glazed Hatches

Surespan in pole position with McLaren

The McLaren Technology Centre hosts a variety of diverse environments including; manufacturing facilities, a futuristic wind tunnel, restaurant, pool, gymnasium, museum, visitor centre, and exhibition and conference areas.

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Floor Access Covers

Surespan improves access in Piccadilly Toilets

Surespan has manufactured and supplied several access hatches as part of an ongoing refit of central London’s busiest public
toilets in Piccadilly Circus. The hatches are to replace cast iron covers which could only be opened by special machinery and meant that the toilets had to
be closed for long periods.

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