Client: Tate Britain
Principal Contractor: Lend Lease
Package Value: £1.575M
Szerelmey undertook extensive works at Tate Britain including staircase and flooring packages. The grand stair was installed in a new opening to the floor of the main entrance rotunda. The new staircase consists of an elegant, curved steel form with a stainless steel and glass balustrade, and twenty five steps. The top of the stairs are marked with a decorative precast agglomerate balustrade with a contemporary fleur-de-lis detail. This agglomerate balustrade was particularly complicated to install and was done so in four large sections, each 4.5 metres long. The stairs are also agglomerate with marble chips and black agglomerate nosings.
Szerelmey also installed a second staircase that is longer and has a beautiful curved form. Both staircases were complicated to install and fix given the size of the precast pieces and their low tolerance.
We also installed 2000 sq metres of agglomerate flooring, some in a stunning geometric design that extends through the lower level of the museum, the canteen, public areas and lower rotunda. In addition Szerelmey installed 500 sq meters of agglomerate skirting, dados and reveals. The restoration team cleaned and repaired large areas (800 sq metres) of terrazzo flooring on the principal and upper levels and the marble mosaic flooring in the entrance hall.