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European Space Agency, near Oxford

This was a commercial stairs project for the striking new European Space Agency headquarters in the UK, also known as the UK Space Gateway.

Constructed on the Hartwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, The European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications’ (ECSAT) main focus is telecommunications and business applications but it also supports work on climate change, technology and science.

We were thrilled to be contracted by Bouygues UK for such an iconic helical staircase design project. Working with Oxford Architects we created renders and detailed specifications for the office staircase which is a central feature in the main entrance to the building. Our fabrication team then made this office staircase in house before we installed it on site.

white helical office staircase
white helical office staircase

This charming helical staircase has a curved glass balustrade and frosted glass risers to defuse the light and enhance the clean, white subtle tones of the office interior design. The sweeping curve of the stair drawing the eye on entry to the reception area.

European Space Agency, near Oxford
Helical Staircase
Oxford Architects
Bouygues UK

Large helical stair

This commercial staircase was curved with smooth steel folded tray type treads, closed glass risers and curved glass balustrade with a stainless steel handrail attached.

At a glance

Floor to floor height: 4170mm
Risers: Closed in frosted glass
Tread width: 23 @ 1200mm wide
Tread type: Smooth steel folded tray type with screed infill
Balustrade: Curved toughened glass
Handrail: Satin polished stainless steel
Stringer: Fabricated inner and outer channel stringer
helical entrance staircase
helical staircase with glass balustrade
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