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Alpha Rail has recently completed the installation of decorative metal railings on a Southend Borough Council funded parks and restoration project.

Located close to the iconic Southend on Sea pier, the park known as The Shrubbery runs directly adjacent to the seafront and is a popular attraction amongst locals due to the quirky miniature model castles it encompasses.

At the outset, Alpha Rail was given some basic concepts by from Southend on Sea Borough Council. Thereafter, the Alpha Rail team helped turn this into a reality, using their expertise to develop this idea into a workable design.  Due to varying gradients of the landscape, it was essential that Alpha Rail conducted a thorough site survey to take precise measurements of the proposed fence line.


The Shrubbery


Further to the site survey, Alpha Rail technicians provided a full set of client approval drawings which, following approval, Alpha Rail manufactured, supplied and installed truly bespoke decorative metal railings. In total 30 metres of 1100mm high decorative metal railings were installed to the main frontages of the park. In addition to this, a further 44 metres of 1100mm high balltop metal railings were installed internally to provide perimeter protection for the remaining areas of the park. A single leaf gate was also added to provide staff with entry access to the park.

All metalwork provided was supplied galvanised and polyester powder coated RAL 7035 Grey to provide protection from rust and adverse weather conditions including protection from the salty atmosphere, prevalent in a seafront location.

Commenting on behalf of Southend on Sea Borough Council, a spokesman said, “We all agree at the Council that the railings installed are absolutely fantastic and we are very pleased with the work that Alpha Rail has done. We feel that the railings really add visual appeal to the site.”

Phil Ball, Sales Director at Alpha Rail added “I am extremely proud of the metal railings we have installed on this project. Not only are they a truly bespoke design which have transformed the parks landscape but they have also added a level of protection as they prevent tourists from climbing on the rockery.”

To view other projects where bespoke decorative metal railings have featured, please visit our project library for more information.