Halley Research Station - BBC2 Horizon

One of our staircases was featured on BBC2's Horizon on wednesday the 4th of May 2016.

It is located inside the recreational module of the Halley 6 Antarctic Research Station, which is situated on the Brunt ice shelf on the Caird Coast. To find out more info click here.

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Our previous blog post on Halley is here.

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To watch the full Horizon episode click here.

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DT Staircase - Finished Photos

Here are some finished photos of a small domestic spiral staircase to follow up the previous post DT Staircase - Preliminary Renders.

by Ryan Tierney

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If you are interested in a similar staircase for a domestic project please contact our sales department who will be happy to provide a competitive quotation. 

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Halley VI Antarctic Research Station

5th February 2013 saw the official launch of Britain's Halley VI Antarctic Research Station and Spiral Staircase Systems is pleased to announce our involvement in the project by providing the spiral staircase for the largest of the raised buildings, the red Recreational module.

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The Halley VI is located on the Brunt ice shelf and features eight connected modules, made up of labs and living spaces, with a central module that provides an open plan social area at the heart of the station. This larger, red module weighs nearly 200 tonnes and features a hydroponic salad garden, a climbing wall and is lined with aromatic cedar. Specially-designed shades and lamps with daylight bulbs are used to simulate the sunrise.

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Working closely with Hugh Broughton Architects, SSS designed and manufactured a 2 metre diameter spiral staircase using our Delta range of brackets. The specification included toughened glass panels capped with a stainless steel handrail. Treads were constructed from Black American Walnut and a solid balustrade was provided for the upper level which was clad with brushed stainless steel. The staircase was crated and shipped to the Antarctic and installed by contractor Morrison Construction.

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Spiral Staircase Systems can now claim to have provided staircases for 6 of the 7 continents - just South America to go!

by Paul Barton.

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