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Elephant Park, London

d2 Dura Riser System for High Rise Buildings | Case Study

Project: Elephant Park, Elephant & Castle, Central London SE17, UK

Contractor: Morrisroe & Sons

Elephant Park is a new mixed-use development in Elephant & Castle, London SE17 and is one of London’s largest regeneration schemes. The project is being completed in multiple phases and is a partnership between Lendlease and Southwark Council.

Morrisroe were awarded the contract for the concrete construction of the buildings at plots H04 and H05 and chose Dura Composites GRP Riser Solutions as a safe and structural flooring for the service risers.

GRP Dura Grating has lower installation costs than steel and can be up to 80% lighter, so when used with our cast in Dura Box, it can be easily manually handled into position, eliminating the need for heavy lifting equipment. It is easily adapted to suit services passing through floors and can be easily cut on site using standard hand power tools without the need for hot works permits. Over 2000 Dura Riser Void Coverings have been supplied to the Elephant Park project to date.

Dura Composites products were selected for this phase of Elephant Park by AJ Morrisroe & Sons, specialists in civil engineering, ground works and sub and superstructure RC frame construction.

Dura’s GRP Riser Solutions proved ideal for this project as they were delivered to site ready-made for quick installation.


The Dura Boxes and Dura Grating negate the requirement for heavy lifting equipment and significantly reduce installation costs, as service holes can be cut in situ without the need for post fixing or hot works permits.


The team at Dura Composites offer superb technical and CAD support, and we look forward to working with them on future phases of Elephant Park and on other projects.


         James Wibberley, Project Engineer at Morrisroe Group

Dura Grating Riser Flooring

Dura Grating is a safe, anti-slip, easy to install and lightweight riser flooring solution. Compatible with our galvanised steel Dura Box our GRP Dura Grating is made from high-strength composite fibreglass and is both non-conductive and chemically resistant.

Available in standard mesh, mini mesh and covered grating versions, Dura Grating offers a safe and robust permanent or temporary protection solution for riser voids in construction.

Dura Boxes

Dura Composites offers a galvanised steel Dura Box shuttering system which is ideal for use in reinforced concrete frame construction to provide an opening for future pipes and services to be installed. The cast in Dura Box is a safer, leave-in-place alternative to post pour fixing and can be pre-fabricated to suit the individual measurements of each riser void.

Unlike timber shuttering, it never needs breaking out and results in less onerous management, with no daily riser inspection register needed. The surface can be fitted with covered, standard or mini mesh Dura Grating to mitigate the risk of falling personnel or debris.

Dura Composites’ Riser Services

  • Riser product supply and installation
  • Full design capabilities with PI insurance for design
  • Site inspections
  • Remedial works and service cut out
  • In-house structural engineer and CAD team
  • Consultation and project advice

    Benefits of Dura Riser Flooring:

  • Suited to All Building Types
  • Lightweight & Non-Conductive
  • Provides Immediate Protection
  • No Hot Works Permits Needed

Our High Rise Team

Our highly experienced team offer a tried and tested one-stop-shop for Riser safety – including design, supply & install. Get in touch on 01255 446830

Ron Gibson

Sales Manager

Natalie Thurgood

Contracts Sales Manager

James Williams

Sales Key Account Manager

Karina Harrop

Sales Key Account Manager