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13th November 2019 Issue no. 483
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Alpro take racing line at Silverstone
Pull door handles from Alpro are being used on office buildings at Silverstone Business Park. The park is a high-performance technology and motorsport cluster adjacent to the Silverstone Circuit which is the current venue for the British Grand Prix.
The handles are Alpro's Functional 97 pull handles which cater for a broad user base since their wide diameter (38mm) makes them suitable for both general users and those who may have an impaired ability to grip.
These stainless steel handles offer clients the build quality and durability associated with 316 grade and can be satin anodised, satin stainless, polished stainless, powder coated or nylon coated. The handles are supplied with bolt-thru or back-to-back fixing and an F27 fixing kit as standard.
The Functional 97 series pull handles can be used in pair or single arrangement. Many customers appreciate the ability to have an offset bracket that allows staff keyed access to the premises without any obstruction from the throw of the handle. These handles are a fast turnaround item; for standard finishes the lead-time can be as little as two days though tailored finishes require additional notice. Precise colour matching to a client's livery is a frequent requirement and one at which Alpro excel.
Keith Parry, Sales Director at Alpro, said: "The sleek lines of these pull handles reflect the fact that fabricators now take account of every detail that contributes to the aesthetic appeal of a building. Silverstone Business Park is a centre of engineering excellence and we're proud to be contributing to its appearance."
The Alpro handles at Silverstone have been fitted on doors created by Ridgeway Glazing Limited who cover the whole of the UK from their purpose-built factory base in Gloucester. Ridgeway is a family-run business with a reputation for innovative design solutions across commercial and leisure sectors. Specialisms include thermally broken curtain walling, windows and doors as well as automatic entrance screens and solar shading. Recent work includes a £1.2m project for McLaren Construction at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club's training academy.
Silverstone Business Park is occupied by companies in engineering and automotive sectors. The 275-acre site received a financial boost in 2015 when its potential for rapid growth was recognised by designation as an enterprise zone.
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