helical staircase / steel frame / metal steps / without risers
This helical staircase and central cage forms a prominent feature in the curved glass frontage of the fire station. The central cage was constructed from rolled box section and steel tubes with laser cut steel panels attached to them: This formed the enclosure for the traditional firemen’s pole, made from polished stainless steel. The staircase was constructed in powder coated steel; the treads constructed as trays with open risers. Each tread was filled with screed and then covered with vinyl flooring prior to fitting the nosings. The handrails were formed from mirror polished stainless steel tubes.