Made for everyone, everywhere
Designing and using products that are inclusive is one of the top priorities today, after Health and Safety. Part M of the building regulations covers access and use of buildings and requires that people, regardless of disability, age or gender, are able to gain access to buildings and use their facilities, both as visitors and people who live and work in them. This prevents the isolation of people who have a disability.
Marley developed CitiDeck® for specific use at the London Olympics, to provide accessibility to all visitors. Read on to find out more or take a look at our top six considerations when designing for inclusivity.
CitiDeck® was developed for the London Olympics, following initial concerns that the castellations in traditional anti-slip decking made the ride uneven and uncomfortable for wheelchair users and the high level of grip would make a change in surface difficult for some pedestrians, in particular people with visual impairments.
Following a tough selection process required to become one of the 16 Timber Panel Member companies to supply timber to the Olympic venues, we were delighted to supply over 78,000 linear metres of CitiDeck® as part of the Olympic Park build.
The development of CitiDeck® combines all the benefits of the best selling AntiSlip Plus® timber decking board, but with a host of other benefits designed to improve the performance of the deck board in urban environments.
The smooth board and less abrasive grit provides a more comfortable surface for urban footwear, wheelchair users and pushchairs, whilst still exceeding the slip resistance requirements of the HSE guidelines.