Anti-climb balustrade for new Holland Park School
Holland Park is one of the UK”s first and most famous comprehensive schools. At a cost of £81m it was financed by selling off part of the original school site to finance the building of the new six-storey school for 1,500 pupils.
Situated within a Conservation Area and adjacent to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s largest park, the balustrade fencing was chosen to reflect the prestigious nature of the new school’s striking façade of copper, brass and bronze that adds character to the building and was designed to integrate with the heavily wooded nature of the site.
The balustrade was designed as a modified version of Lang+Fulton’s Novara-34 anti-climb fencing. The grating panels feature a narrow 34mm aperture which is particularly suitable for schools. The installation included a stepped area and an elevated walkway which required face plate fixings engineered to cope with a parapet application.
Fencing and posts were supplied in a hot-dip galvanized and polyester powder coated finish.
Architect: Aedas Architects