Project Overview //
Originally constructed in 1905, Felixstowe Pier has been part of the Suffolk coastline for 112 years. In years gone by it was the UK’s longest pier and was home to an electric tramway, in addition to being a stop for the Belle Paddle Steamers operating between Great Yarmouth and London. After the second world war, the majority of the pier was demolished and has since survived as a low key entertainment centre. Now undergoing a much welcome regeneration scheme the pier is being redeveloped into a state of the art entertainment centre.
SEH Commercial were contracted to supply and install aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling to the new building which includes a cafe/ bar with al fresco dining, bowling, modern food outlets, and a family entertainments centre. The new look pier also features a boardwalk for promenading around the new building over the beach and sea.
Sapa thermally broken commercial doors were installed with antifingertrap vents, concealed closers, hook locks and pad handles. In addition to the non thermal commercial sliding doors, double fire exit doors were fitted to the side walls. The extensive curtain walling fitted to the front façade provides ample natural light but also is an important part of the new look design displaying it’s front vinyl mural. Internally glazed serving hatches were fitted to the kitchen areas.
CASE STUDY DETAILS
|Client||Pier Amusements Felixstowe Ltd|
|Contract Manager||Ian Ramsey|
|Location||Felixstowe Pier, Undercliff Road W, Felixstowe, IP11 2AB|
|Scope of Works||Aluminium dual frame windows
Aluminium double doors
Aluminium double fire doors
Aluminium single doors
|Project Statistics||5 Sapa aluminium double doors
4 Sapa aluminium single doors
2 Sapa aluminium double fire doors
4 Sapa commercial sliding doors
2 Sapa dual frame aluminium windows
2 Serving hatches
Sapa curtain walling
With ambitious deadlines the fit scheme required a quality but efficient service. The curtain walling certainly is an eye catching feature and an integral part of the new look pier’s design.
Although challenging at times, this project has demonstrated how we can work within tight turnaround times to deliver a quality result which will stand the test of time.