Kee Systems Helps University Achieve First Class Facilities
Kee Systems recommended and supplied its Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings to the University of Brighton, to provide the Falmer campus with a DDA compliant handrail system that ensures the safety of teachers, students and visitors.
Situated in convenient proximity to Brighton city centre and overlooking the Sussex countryside, the University of Brighton Falmer Campus is home to around 5,000 students. In 2014, the University began the project to provide temporary accommodation on the site of a recently-demolished building into new student teaching facilities which would incorporate seminar rooms, open plan offices and meeting rooms. As part of the project, it was important to include a handrail system which complied with DDA regulations to provide convenient ramped access to the new building’s facilities. Kent-based contractor, Camier Groundwork Ltd specified Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® fittings from Kee Systems.
“After thorough research of several different options for this project, we narrowed it down to Kee Systems” comments Dean Camier, Director of Camier Groundwork Ltd. “From the moment we contacted Kee Systems, we were impressed by them, which was mainly down to their professional approach and friendly nature. Once we got to talk about the solutions they offer, we soon realised that they were the perfect choice for this project. Both Kee Access® and Kee Klamp® are high quality products, and would meet the demand for a DDA compliance system. What’s more, Kee Systems was able to supply the products quickly and efficiently, which was extremely helpful, as we were under pressure to complete the project in a short space of time. We found the Kee Klamp® and Kee Access® easy to install and will definitely be using Kee Systems on future projects.”
Camier Groundwork decided to install a Kee Access® handrail system up the ramp, which had been power coated in dark blue. This was due to the handrail system needing to stand out from the yellow stock brick wall capping, the grey barface paving on the landings and the black tarmac on the ramp itself. The powder coating also ensures that the handrails are not ‘cold to touch,’ thus adhering to DDA requirements. Once the system was in place, a galvanised steel Kee Klamp® handrail system was installed to the perimeter of the site to replace the hoarding.