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New video shows construction of curved monolithic staircase at King’s College London


King’s College London is one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom.

Farrans is currently on site in the city centre completing refurbishment and alteration works to the Department of Engineering in the Quadrangle building.

We have recently completed the construction of the centre piece monolithic curved staircase, a true feat of construction and engineering which looks like a work of art in situ. You can watch how we brought this staircase to life in this video.

Only a small handful of contractors in the UK will have delivered a staircase like this before and we are pleased to have been able to bring our technical skills and expertise to the fore for our client.

The Quadrangle building is a two-storey basement located under the existing external quadrangle deck in an area of significant heritage located between the Grade I listed King’s Building and Somerset House, stretching between the prestigious areas of The Strand and The Embankment.

As experts in the education sector Farrans was well positioned to take on this complex, heritage led and technically challenging project in the heart of London city centre. The works are phased and include structural elaterations, shell and core works to create lightwells, an oculus, insitu helical stair, refurbishment of the quadrangle deck, King’s steps and Somerset House East Wing lightwell and the upgrading of existing building services within the live campus.