Case Study:

Olympia Swimming &
Leisure Complex


TAPER-LOC® System eases Balustrade installation at New Olympia swimming and leisure complex, Dundee.

C.R. Laurence's TAPER-LOC® System has facilitated a speedy and simple installation of a new glass balustrade system at Dundee's eagerly awaited new Olympia swimming and leisure complex.

The brand new complex features a 50 metre competition pool, wave pool, rapid river, dive pool, flumes and fitness suite. The Main Pool incorporates a movable floor and end walls to enable it to be reconfigured into a 25 metre Training Pool for clubs and public lane swimming.

The TAPER-LOC® System was used to create a beautiful frameless balustrade in several areas of the pool and leisure complex. The clean lines of balustrade solution offered a simple but effective method to enclose the different types of seating and staircase arrangements.

TAPER-LOC® is the simple way to install glass railings and balustrades it is 50% faster to install than traditional alternatives and as it is a totally dry glaze system there is no need for wet cement. The product is completely unique because it uses a horizontal TAPER-LOC® design, which allows the system to be adjusted, dismantled and re-set easily and efficiently. The TAPER-LOC® System conforms to BS6180:2011 and is ideal for replacing scratched and broken panels in existing applications.

"CRL's range of Architectural Hardware is first-rate. In particularly, their TAPER-LOC® System enabled a fast and efficient installation, which not only makes our job easier but keeps costs to a minimum. Their products are also backed up with an excellent Technical Support division."

Wattie Milne, of METALtech - Architectural Metalwork and Structural Glass Specialists who installed all the metalwork and the TAPER-LOC® system

"This was a great project to be involved with and we are pleased the TAPER-LOC® system was the preferred method for installing the balustrading. The TAPER-LOC® system has been used for a number of years now on numerous high calibre projects."

Chris Pepper, Business Development Manager for CRL

For more information, and to receive a TAPER-LOC® System brochure, call free on 00 800 0421 6144, visit C.R. Laurence's website at or email