Gradus Greets Creators At YouTube Space

January 2017

Gradus Greets Creators At YouTube Space

09 January 2017

YouTube Space is YouTube’s first production facility in the UK and provides creators with access to TV-quality studios and editing suites. The 20,000sq ft. building boasts 4K and virtual reality cameras across three studios, as well as a green room, makeup and hair salon, and editing facilities.

The mission of YouTube Space is to bring together the most creative people in the world to ‘Learn, Connect and Create’. It is also the venue for the first YouTube Creator Store where fans can purchase merchandise from their favourite creators and events such as book signings and product launches can be held.

Gradus’ Esplanade 8500 primary barrier matting was installed at the main entrance to YouTube Space. Constructed from double black wipers and black anodised aluminium scraper linking strips in closed construction, Esplanade 8500 is the ideal solution for this busy environment.

Karen Burman Product Manager at Gradus, said: “With the large number of individuals accessing the building daily, YouTube Space required an effective and durable matting system that is designed to withstand the anticipated levels of foot traffic. The black anodised aluminium linking strips help to reduce glare and strobing which is a common issue in brightly lit environments.

“Barrier matting forms the start of the journey through a building. Our systems help to reduce slip accidents caused by wet floors and help to maintain the aesthetics of surrounding floorcoverings by reducing the amount of dirt and moisture tracked in from foot and wheeled traffic. This in turn, reduces maintenance costs and prolongs the life of the surrounding floorcoverings.”

Esplanade 8500 can be manufactured to most shapes and sizes, on approval of a template, and can be installed alongside Gradus’ Boulevard secondary barrier carpet for a complete matting solution.

Gradus offers a five-day manufacturing service and a full supply and fit service for primary barrier matting. For further information regarding the full range of barrier matting solutions, please contact Gradus Technical Support on 01625 428922 or visit

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