BBS manufactured and installed a 96.0m long structural glazed walkway on Stornoway ferry pier on the Isle Of Lewis in 1997. The walkway was specially designed utilising steel and aluminium to withstand some of the harshest and severe weather conditions experienced anywhere in the UK.
Since the walkway was installed Stornoway has experienced hurricane force winds with speeds in excess of 120 mph, the fact that the walkway was able to withstand these conditions is a credit to it’s designers. The walkway is alao fitted with high level louvre vents to keep it cool in the summer months.
View from inside the main walkway and looking down from the terminal building doors. This view shows the main steel frames with intermediate curtain walling glazing section and also shows the high level louvre vents.
BBS returned to Stornoway in 2006 to install a 90 degree angled link, the new link being fully connected and sealed to both the bottom of the ferry gangway ramp and one of the side exit doors in the existing walkway ensures the passengers are fully weather protected from the ferry to the terminal building.
View of the connection bettween the existing walkway and the new link.
View showing the made to measure flashing connection to the bottom of the gangway ramp, all dimensions were site measured and all parts were made to suit at the BBS manufacturing facility in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Further walkways of similar design were installed by BBS at Craignure pier on the Isle Of Mull and Stromness ferry pier on Orkney.
Main Contractor: John Fyfe. Stornoway.
Client: Highlands & Islands Council.