Viewers of the BBC Breakfast weather report by Carol Kirkwood on Tuesday 7 June got treated to a glimpse of the metal railings that Alpha Rail installed at Battersea Park in 2002-4.
It is probably one of our “longest” projects in terms of the metreage of railings supplied! In total we installed over 7 miles of metal railings.
As the pictures demonstrate, quite a wide range of railings was installed in a variety of colours.
We manufactured and supplied interlaced bow top railings, which were painted red. Green low height interlaced bow top railings protected flowerbeds and pathways. Pink and yellow festival railings and black vertical bar railings with spear top finials were installed along Coach Avenue. Estate railings were used to protect parkland areas and red metal handrails were mounted on the brick river embankments walls on the promenade.
Although this project is now 14 years ago, the pictures show that the railings still look as good as they did when they were newly installed. This is testament to the craftsmanship of our fabricators, the protection against the elements provided by the galvanizing and paint process, and some excellent on going maintenance by Wandsworth Council.
Located on the Southbank of the River Thames in London, Battersea Park opened in 1858. It is a 200 acre green space, which has a really interesting heritage. Believe it or not, Battersea Park hosted the first football game played under the rules of the recently formed Football Association on 9 January 1864.
In 2002-4 the park underwent an £11m refurbishment funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and was re-opened on 2 June 2004 by Prince Phillip. Some of the features visitors to the park can enjoy include: lakes, fountains, a bandstand, a riverside promenade walk, sports and leisure facilities, children’s zoo and many ecological and ornamental areas and monuments.
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