Unobstructed pitch views

Q-railing, an official Platinum Club partner of Stoke City FC, has supplied 250m of its Easy Glass Pro glass railing system for a redevelopment of the bet365 Stadium.

The frameless balustrades give supporters in the newly constructed disabled bays an unobstructed view of the pitch, and improves the match-day experience for disabled fans.

The railings were installed by local metal fabricator Xtraweld Services.

The bet365 Stadium redevelopment included the creation of several new disabled bays – two high up in the stands and three more at pitch side – and the addition of super-risers in existing bays.

Balcony railings were installed in each of the locations to ensure safety and a totally clear view, even when other spectators are standing. The disabled bays now fully comply with the latest recommendations of the Accessible Stadia Guide.

The project, which had to be completed before the start of the new Premier League season, has closed off one of the previously exposed corners of the stands. Additional seating in this area has increased the ground capacity from just over 27,000 to 30,000. Two new LED screens have been constructed: one suspended above the new seating and another in the opposite corner of the stands.

Easy Glass Pro is a frameless balustrade solution. Its minimalist structure provides a railing of almost uninterrupted glass without compromising on safety. In the bet365 Stadium project, 250m of Easy Glass Pro have been installed, with 21.52mm SentryGlas.

Each glass panel is aligned with the others, thanks to Q-railing’s Safety Wedge system. Incorporated in the base shoe, this feature allows panels to be individually adjusted.

The whole process can be carried out from inside the railing, with no scaffolding required.