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neaco’s Techdek grille floors have been specified as roof access walkways at The Curve, Teesside University’s new £20m flagship building comprising 1,476 square metres of innovative teaching and learning space.


Designed to represent the upward, aspirational and distinctive vision of the University, The Curve is a state-of-the-art facility which combines environmentally friendly construction with striking architectural aesthetics. neaco’s Techdek aluminium walkways were chosen by Eurosafe Solutions, Europe’s leading specialists in fall protection and access solutions, as components of the Kalzip Quick Fix Grillage and ManSafe systems which comply with Work At Height Regulations and British Standards in providing approximately 210 linear metres of safe walking area for roof inspection and maintenance operatives.


Sam Wakeling, Sales Estimator at Eurosafe Solutions, said: “neaco’s products were ideal for the demanding technical requirements of this project which included a curved roof structure – the walkway is a versatile system which has the ability to adapt to its curvature. It’s also very strong, robust and looks great in comparison to plastic alternatives on the market.”

neaco’s UK Business Development Manager, Peter Melia, said: “Our roof access products are widely specified at major projects across the globe as part of Kalzip Quick Fix Grillage and ManSafe systems. Like The Curve, many of these projects have contoured roof designs which require the kind of adaptability which is a major advantage of our systems.”


The Curve’s facilities include social learning spaces, multi-purpose areas for reception, events and exhibitions, general purpose teaching rooms and a large auditorium lecture theatre. The four-story building is situated in a new pedestrianised area called Campus Heart which features extensive landscaping, public art, lighting and projections, and a green ‘living’ wall featuring a giant digital screen. Professor Paul Croney, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University, described The Curve as “the biggest programme of development the University has seen.”