This summer, Q-railing supplied 250 metres of its revolutionary Easy Glass Pro glass railing system for an ambitious redevelopment of the bet365 Stadium. The frameless balustrades give supporters in the newly constructed disabled bays a spectacular, unobstructed view of the pitch.
As an official Platinum Club partner of Stoke City FC, Q-railing were proud to be involved in this project, which greatly improves the match-day experience for disabled fans. The railings were installed by local metal fabricator Xtraweld Services.
Balcony railing for high-level disabled bays
The bet365 Stadium redevelopment included the creation of several new disabled bays – 2 high up in the stands and 3 more at pitch side – and the addition of super-risers in existing bays. Balcony railings were installed in each of the locations to ensure safety and a totally clear view, even when other spectators are standing. The disabled bays now fully comply with the latest recommendations of the Accessible Stadia Guide.
The project, which had to be completed before the start of the new Premier League season, has closed off one of the previously exposed corners of the stands. Additional seating in this area has increased the ground capacity from just over 27,000 to 30,000. Two new LED screens have been constructed: one suspended above the new seating and another in the opposite corner of the stands.
Easy Glass Pro railing system
Easy Glass Pro is a frameless balustrade solution. Its ultra-minimalist structure provides a railing of almost-uninterrupted glass without compromising on safety. In the bet365 Stadium project, 250 metres of Easy Glass Pro have been installed, with 21.52 mm SentryGlas®. Each glass panel is aligned with the others, thanks to Q-railing’s ingenious Safety Wedge system. Incorporated in the base shoe, this feature allows panels to be individually adjusted.
Installation of Easy Glass Pro is straightforward, the whole process can be carried out from inside the railing. With no scaffolding required, it is ideal for high-level locations. The system can cope with the most challenging of construction scenarios, there are 5 different base shoe models available: 2 for top mounting and 3 for fascia mounting.
Easy Glass Pro has been used in Q-railing projects all over the world. It can be found in a huge diversity of settings, both indoor and outdoor, fulfilling many different roles. Project locations range in size from residential properties and small offices to huge public venues.
Q-railing Platinum Club partnership
In 2016, Q-railing extended their Platinum Club partnership with Stoke City FC for 3 more years. Q-railing will continue with their sponsorship of the West Stand at the bet365 Stadium until at least the end of the 2018/19 season.