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The installation of new pedestrian guardrail in Hucknall have formed part of a regeneration project in which the town centre has undergone a £13.5m refurbishment.

The improvement scheme is centered around the High Street with the overall aim of reducing traffic congestion and increasing the number of pedestrian areas. The addition of a brand-new shopping centre is set to attract new retailers, increase footfall and hopefully kick start the long overdue regeneration of Hucknall.

standard galvanized pedestrian guardrail

Funding for the project was predominantly provided by the Department of Transport (DfT), with Nottinghamshire County Council and Ashfield District Council working in collaboration to contribute the remainder.

Approved as the main contractor, Carillion Tarmac appointed Alpha Rail to manufacture, supply and install bespoke decorative pedestrian guardrail to an area  situated between Baker Street and Station Road.  In total, Alpha Rail supplied 95 linear metres of 1150mm high decorative pedestrian guardrail accompanied by 76mm diameter posts finished with aluminum finials.

decorative galvanized and powder coated pedestrian guardrail

Another part of the scheme required building a new 30mph single carriageway  between  Baker Street and Station Road. For this part of the project, Alpha Rail supplied 170 linear metres of  the SM2 pedestrian guardrail which is a standard ‘off the shelf ‘ product and one of the most popular cost effective pedestrian guardrail products on the market.

As always Alpha Rail supplied its bespoke metalwork with a hot dipped galvanised finish with the  bespoke decorative materials thereafter polyester powder coated black RAL 9005.

galvanized pedestrian guardrail

Jonathan Falls, Contracts Manager at Tarmac said, “The regeneration works will help improve Hucknall’s reputation as a key shopping location. The planned increase in footfall required that pedestrian guardrail be installed at key locations to ensure the safety of pedestrians. Alpha Rail is a very reliable local company with an excellent reputation for the quality of its products and an ability to meet project deadlines.”

Phil Ball, Sales Director at Alpha Rail added “We are delighted that we could provide a service that would really benefit the local community. The addition of bespoke pedestrian guardrails has created clearly defined walkways that guide people to safe crossing points within the new road layouts. Once completed the people of Hucknall will have a modern town centre and be protected from motorists as they enjoy the newly created pedestrian areas.”

The improvement scheme started in January 2016 and is currently on schedule to finish by the end of June 2017.

To view more examples of similar pedestrian guardrail projects, please visit our projects library.

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