We were recently approached to help complete a project on one of the busiest railway footbridges in Lincoln.

In our latest case study, we go into more detail on how we were able to contribute during the Lincoln High Street project and provide you with details regarding how Polydeck can assist you too!

Why the Polydeck team were contacted…

Daily, thousands of commuters use the Lincoln High Street rail footbridge as a means of access to the very busy railway line. It is said that the station receives 140 trains and an astounding 25,000 pedestrians each day.

Despite this heavy congestion, Network Rail were forced to close the footbridge for two months in 2017 for essential repairs.

Due to drainage problems, water was subsequently gathering on the walkway. Standing water is bad for the long– term condition of footbridges as it inevitably leads to rust and corrosion, resulting in costly repairs further down the line.

Whereas in the short– term, standing water can turn into ice which can become slippery, potentially meaning hazardous conditions for those using the footbridge.

Polydeck’s nosing’s were specified as part of the refurbishment programme to meet Network Rail’s specific criteria, ensuring compliancy with The Equality Act.

As Polydeck manufacture in Bristol this meant that they could produce and deliver the nosing’s significantly quicker than overseas competitors. On this job, turn– around time was of great importance as the footbridge closure was on a tight schedule.

Why were Polydecks stair nosings chosen for the job?

Polydecks anti– slip nosings were specified due to them being able to withstand heavy footfall along with numerous other long– term benefits.

Manufactured using glass reinforced polyester (GRP) means no rot and great durability. Guaranteed for 30 years, Polydeck’s nosing’s reduce the risk of injury because of its anti– slip properties.

Affordable and custom– built, our nosing’s are compliant with the Equality Act (2010) and part M of the Building Regulations.

As with any location needing to meet standards for the visually impaired, Lincoln High Street footbridge used permeant colour contrasting nosing.

Noticeably, in most instances, yellow or white nosing’s are used in railway stations, bus stations and educational facilities, but in this instance the steps were tan in colour so Polydeck supplied a black nosing to create a visible contrast for the existing stairs.

Aluminium stair nosings and more at Polydeck

If your public building has a flight of stairs that needs upgraded with the highest quality non-slip stair nosings, then you are in the right place.

Polydeck offer durable stair nosing solutions in a wide range of different colours and sizes to guarantee that we meet the wishes of our clients. To find out more, visit our dedicated grp Stair Nosings range!