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Located east of Chelmsley Wood town centre between the M6 and the A452 Chester Road, Windy Arbor Primary School was identified as one of the schools to undergo an extensive remodelling programme as part of the £70m North Solihull Primary Programme Strategic Plan.
Overseen by The North Solihull Partnership (NSP) on behalf of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) the programme involved replacing 15 Junior and Infant schools with 10 newly built or remodelled primary schools which were to include ‘fully integrated’ extended services for children and young families across the community.
At Windy Arbor Primary School, the brief was to install boundary vertical bar metal railings and entrance gates around the perimeter of the school.
In total, Alpha Rail installed 60 linear metres of 1800mm high decorative vertical bar metal railings along the East and West boundaries of the school running adjacent to Chester Road and Brook Farm Walk. These railings were supplied hot dip galvanised and polyester powder coated RAL 5021 turquoise. Further bespoke decorative effects included diamond shapes at the top the vertical bars and ball top finials.
We also manufactured a double leaf entrance gate and two further single leaf pedestrian access gates which were supplied polyester powder coated RAL 4005 Purple. The gates enabled safe pedestrian access in and out of the school and ensured access was restricted to authorised users.
"From the outset, Alpha Rail worked closely with SMBC to develop the Landscape Architects designs into a reality. They demonstrated their expertise in providing site surveys, production drawings, and workable fencing product. The feedback on the quality of the metalwork and Alpha Rail’s service quality has been very positive."- Sal Bridges, Chartered Landscape Architect, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council