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Aldi, the leading food retailer has recently opened a multi-million pound new store in Clay Cross, Derbyshire featuring flat top metal railings manufactured by Alpha Rail.

Flat top metal railings Aldi Clay Cross Derbyshire

The award-winning food retailer identified the site on Clay Cross’s High Street as the perfect place for the creation of a new Aldi store after retail space became available at the former site of Haus Herr Engineering Works.

The multi-million pound investment represents Aldi’s intention to deliver wider benefits to the local community, including increased shopping choices, retention of local spending and the creation of approximately 40 permanent full and part-time jobs.

Also as part of its proposal, Aldi provided public art to be showcased at the side of High Street to enhance the approach into the town centre.

Flat top metal railings Aldi Clay Cross Derbyshire

Works began in February 2016 but was soon halted because of a mobile phone mast situated on the Haus Herr building. The mast needed to be re-sited, but no planning permission was in place, so this was to delay the building of the store.

Work was put on hold for the next twelve months until February 2017 when a new mast was erected across the road behind.

Once construction was firmly back under way, Alpha Rail was appointed by Bollard Street Furnishings Ltd to manufacture and deliver flat top metal railings to various locations on the new Aldi site.

Flat top metal railings Aldi Clay Cross Derbyshire

In total, Alpha Rail supplied 161 metres of flat top metal railings, where the posts were core drilled into the wall by the installation contractor, as well as some additional fixing to brick piers in some areas.

The site conditions meant that Alpha Rail had to carry out a thorough site survey to take precise measurements. Using total station instruments, Alpha Rail were able to scan the brick piers to ascertain exact dimensions between piers to ensure that the railings were a precise fit.

Flat top metal railings Aldi Clay Cross Derbyshire

On behalf of Bollard Street Furnishings, Neil Routledge said “Alpha Rail were extremely professional, efficient and highly responsive. They provided great customer service and quality products. I am delighted with the end result of the boundary improvements and the metal railings have added the perfect finishing touch.”

Commenting on the installation, Alpha Rail, Sales Director, Phil Ball, added “This job perfectly demonstrated how Alpha Rail is able to work alongside on-site contractors and use our expertise knowledge to advise on what installation techniques work best in certain situations.”

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