Alton Towers Unveils Recycled Staircase At Waterpark

16-09-13(4)pic1A technicolour stairway using recycled plastic profiles has been unveiled at the Alton Towers Resort Waterpark in the Splash Landings Hotel.

A replacement balustrade was needed for the theme park’s water chutes and it chose Centriforce’s Duraplas to provide the colourful recycled material.

The material was formed from items such as plastic bottles, carrier bags and packaging films.

They will withstand heavy use and stay looking bright and fresh for many years of service without the need for active maintenance, said Gary Ellams, Maintenance Manager (Splash Landings Hotel and Waterpark) at Alton Towers.

16-09-13(4)pic2He said: “The Waterpark’s maintenance team was impressed by how easy it was the build the new balustrades with the Duraplas profiles using standard tools such as compound mitre saws, drills and routers. Because the profiles are the same colour all the way through, they could be machined and cut without loss of colour.

“At the same time, Duraplas is a high-quality plastic construction product made entirely from recycled plastic waste such as plastic bottles, carrier bags and packaging films, so it has impeccable environmental credentials.”

Centriforce managing director Simon Carroll added: “Not only does the new stairway offer outstanding performance and durability; it also demonstrates the Alton Towers Resort’s commitment to corporate social responsibility through informed environmental purchasing choices.

“We are delighted to be associated with such a high profile project that demonstrates the versatility and ease of use of Duraplas, as well as the potential of its unique colour range to brighten up leisure environments while reducing maintenance requirements.”



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