Over the last couple of years the cemetery has received an investment of £295,000 for extension works. As well as new metal gates, the improvements have included widening the existing entrance to enable two-way traffic, additional access roads and paths to service the new burial areas, including installing water points, a new site compound and storage area and finally additional car parking and re-surfacing of the original car park.
Alpha Rail was appointed by specialist landscaping and civil engineering company, Jack Moody Holdings PLC. The landscape architects involved on the project were Julie Wheatley and Peter Scholes from Cannock Chase District Council.
The cemetery is located on the edge of an area of outstanding beauty and so it was important to ensure the ornate gates installed at the new vehicular entrance to the cemetery were in keeping with both the surroundings and a memorial setting.
Commenting, Robbie Seagrove, Quantity Surveyor for Jack Moody said, “Even though the entrance gates are double leaf and heavy, it was important to ensure they could be easily opened, look attractive, be easily maintained and last the test of time. Alpha Rail has a brilliant reputation for manufacturing quality gates that still look good many years down the line and feedback from visitors using the new entrance has been really positive.”
Alpha Rail manufactured and supplied a double leaf entrance gate with ornate details that has created an attractive, yet sympathetic first impression for visitors.
The new works were revealed to the public following a consecration service led by Rt. Revd. Clive Gregory, Bishop of Wolverhampton on 24 September 2015.
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