Q-railing aids bet365 Stadium redevelopment

Railings manufacturer Q-railing this summer teamed up with Stoke City to provide the frameless balustrades for the newly constructed disabled bays at bet365 Stadium, the English Premier League football club’s home ground.

Two hundred and fifty metres of Q-railing’s Easy Glass Pro railing system was used during the project, which was carried out to enhance the match-day experience for disabled fans. The railings were installed by local metal fabricator Xtraweld Services.

Q-railing is an official platinum club partner of Stoke.

Several new disabled bays were created as part of the bet365 Stadium redevelopment project. Two were created up in the stands and three more at pitch-side. Balcony railings have been installed in each of the bays to ensure supporters’ safety and an unrestricted view of the pitch. The bays now fully comply with the latest recommendations of the Accessible Stadia Guide.

The project was completed in time for the start of the season and resulted in the ‘filling in’ of one previously exposed corner of the ground, increasing the stadium’s capacity from just over 27,000 to 30,000.

Two new LED screens have also been constructed, with one suspended above the new seating and another in the opposite corner of the stands.

The Easy Glass Pro installation process can be carried out from inside the railing and does not require scaffolding, making it ideal for high-level locations.

In 2016, Q-railing extended its partnership with Stoke for three more years, and will continue to sponsor bet365 Stadium’s West Stand until at least the end of the 2018-19 season.

Q-railing is sponsoring TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2017, which takes place in Barcelona on November 28-29.

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