Safety first for Romag glass at Liverpool University’s new factory

High performance architectural laminated safety glass from specialist manufacturer Romag has been specified for three aerial walkways at Liverpool University.

Liverpool University

More than 60 sq. m of clear glass has been supplied to provide stylish safety barriers on the three walkways that connect the two main sections of the university’s new £65m Materials Innovation Factory (MIF) in Liverpool’s Oxford Street.

Opening in autumn 2016, the MIF will be home to world-leading, multi-disciplinary research expertise, unparalleled facilities and an infrastructure to support international new materials’ development programmes.

Installation work was completed by Warrington-based structural steelwork and architectural metalwork fabricators Shawton Engineering following delivery the glass was installed in the bridge off site and delivered to the client fully glazed this was carried out to eliminate the need of temporary handrail after the installation of the bridges

Paul Hiscock, contracts manager at Shawton, said: “The high quality, high performance architectural glass will provide an impressive addition to the installation while significantly enhancing the impressive interior design and public safety.”

Romag is a UK pioneer with more than 70 years of glass laminating experience and expertise. Established in 1943, the firm has built a strong reputation around the globe for manufacturing high quality specialist security glass products in a range of shapes and sizes to meet individual client aspirations.

It has supplied safety and security glass for projects in critical national infrastructure, transportation, government buildings and leisure facilities. The company’s manufacturing processes are fully certified to ISO9001 and it also holds both ISO14001 and ISO 18001 certification.