Dyson Campus, Wiltshire
Spiral UK were commissioned to design, manufacture and install the external spiral staircases and walkways to the modular accommodation pods at the Dyson campus near Malmesbury.
The brainchild of Sir James Dyson, The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology is the first of its kind and has been developed as a place to nurture engineers of the future. Dyson plan to expand their workforce and needed to find a way to fill the engineering skills gap. Students will not pay any fees, be handed a salary and work alongside Dyson engineers on upcoming products.
The state-of-the-art, on-site accommodation is for the undergraduate engineering students who live in stylish modular pods. Each unit contains a sleeping and study area with a bathroom and storage. The pod system includes communal kitchen and laundry areas as well as social pods for relaxing.
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WilkinsonEyre would happily work with Spiral UK again. Respectful of our intent and responsive to our comments, they delivered excellent results on site that exceeded our expectations.
Working closely with award winning Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Beard Construction Spiral UK produced twelve steel spiral staircases for the ultramodern accommodation pods.
Our design process really came into its element ensuring that we produced clear specifications for the manufacturing process and with our added ability to flex we were able to accommodate changes at site.
Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology, Wiltshire
12 spiral escape staircases plus walkways
Steel spiral staircases
The external spiral stairs provided access to the state-of-the-art accommodation pods via walkways and landings which we also provided and were compliant with BS 5395 Part II Category B, Private stair.
They were made from galvanised mild steel and powder coated in anthracite grey.
At a glance
Floor to floor height
17 @ 217mm open risers
3mm durbar plate with 50mm wide self-adhesive nosing
mild steel flat bar uprights with two intermediate rails
satin polished stainless steel
the handrails had threaded bushes for LED lights