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Blakedown Landscape Operations has appointed Alpha Rail to add the finishing touches to the entrance of a park in Sheffield.

As part of extensive regeneration works at Edward Street Park on behalf of Sheffield City Council, Alpha Rail has supplied and installed electrofused grating mounted on Yorkstone coping to complement some highly decorative Yorkstone entrance pillars.

galvanized electrofused grating

Electrofused grating are mild-steel gratings and louvred grilles made by an advanced electrofusion process to deliver maximum strength. The result is an extremely versatile fencing option for projects that require a strong, secure, yet attractive finish, without any reduction of light.

The area was quite run down and presented a security risk to residents of the nearby student accommodation. The project involved opening the area up and creating an attractive access to the existing park lower down.

galvanized electrofused grating

Old walls, handrails and surfacing were demolished and removed by Blakedown and replaced with new brick walls with Yorkstone coping, together with new fencing, and new handrails along the steps down in to the lower park areas.

The addition of the Yorkstone pillars to the entrance has made a particularly striking entrance to the steps. Each pillar weighed over 1 ton and was designed by Blakedown using CAD equipment. Controlled cutting equipment was used to create the ‘asterisk’ design, with brass versions of the design added to accentuate the effect. The ‘squared’ design of electrofused railings perfectly complements the style.

Alpha Rail supplied and installed 26.7 linear metres of galvanized electrofused fencing with mounting posts. The fencing was left unpainted to maximise the visual impact.