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Alpha Rail was recently appointed to manufacture and install school railings and metal gates for Manor Primary School, located in Coseley, West Midlands.

Due to a recent refurbishment, an area of the school which had previously been used for storage had been converted into a classroom. This led to the creation of new playground areas featuring a basketball court and a five a side football pitch.

The main building contractor on the project was the Harper Group who contacted Alpha Rail because our metal railings and gates had been specified by the architect because we have previously done work for Wolverhampton Council.

galvanized and powder coated playspec bow top railings

Part of the new playground layout included a ramp which is used to separate the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2-year group playgrounds. Alpha Rail visited the school to conduct a full site survey and to calculate the gradient of the ramp. To help avoid trips and falls as children walked up or down the ramp we supplied handrails and balustrade which were core drilled in to the walls running alongside the pathway.

We also manufactured and installed 60 metres of Playspec™ bowtop railings to create a clear boundary between the two playgrounds for safety purposes.

In addition to this, Alpha Rail supplied 60 metres of 1100 mm high pedestrian guardrail. Whilst all Alpha Rail metalwork is manufactured to order, this project required some further bespoke metalworking expertise to add a flat top railing feature and supporting handrail on the top of the guardrail. This demonstrated Alpha Rail’s ability to bespoke all metalwork products to meet customer requirements.

galvanized and powder coated playspec bow top railings

The final finishing touch was produced by adding a splash of colour to the railings in order to match the school colours and logo. As always, our metalwork was supplied galvanized and in this instance were powder coated RAL 5005 Signal Blue.

Commenting on behalf of building contractors the Harper Group, Luke Williams said “We are delighted with the professionalism Alpha Rail provided on this project. It was the first time we have used them and their service was good. Everything provided was manufactured to a high standard and has provided a great finishing touch. The playground is now a delightful area for the students of Manor Primary Schools to safely enjoy.”