Beckfords Tower

Beckfords Tower

Built between 1826 & 1827, Beckford’s Tower is an extraordinary building that was once home to one of the greatest collections of books, furniture and art in Georgian England and now stands as the only surviving example of William Beckford’s great architectural achievements.

Beckford’s Tower was added to the National “at risk” register in October 2019 and received confirmation of development funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund a few weeks later.

Thousands come to Bath each year to visit Beckford’s Tower, and as part of the “Our Tower: Reconnecting Beckford’s Tower and Landscape for all” visitor access is to be created to the roof of the Tower.

The Ascent™ walkway was specified by Height Safety Installer company JK Safety and provides anti-slip levelled walkway access around the rooftop. To accommodate for the high number of visitors, the walkway is specified double width, with guardrail to both sides. The walkway is levelled and sits upon non-penetrative support feet which rest upon the lead roof.

The Ascent™ Aluminium walkway is designed & tested in accordance with EN 516;2006 and BS EN 14122- 2 &3 :2016 and manufactured at our Sheffield premises to CE / UKCA standards in accordance with BS EN 1090 manufacturing procedures.Manufactured from 6082-T6 structural grade aluminium the Ascent™ aluminium walkway is 100% re-cyclable protecting both the maintenance personnel who use the walkway now and future generations who may wish to re-purpose it at the end of its working life.

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