Royal Mail, South West Manchester Delivery Office

Broxap were asked by Kingsway Building & Painting Contractors Ltd. to provide a secure  cycle parking shelter within the Delivery Office grounds to allow workers to store cycles whilst at work.

The Royal Mail wanted something in keeping with their traditional colour schemes whilst being extra secure and having a ‘restricted to employees’ security style access.

Broxap proposed one of their Techno Shelters which is clad in strong, durable and vandal resistant perforated steel, this allows a good amount of light into the shelter via the perforations but is a great deterrent to thieves and vandals. The shelter is divided into four sections with a digital combination lock on the door of each section allowing access only to permitted staff members.

The roof is clad with trapezoidal roof cladding adding further protection, this was also coloured Pigeon Grey and complemented with a ‘Royal Mail’ style red (RAL 3020 Traffic Red) powder coating on the other galvanized steel elements.

Cycles are parked within on Sheffield stands and integral lighting was added for use on darker days or at night.