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Project Overview

Dating back to the late 1800s, Beacon Park is set in more than 70 acres of beautiful formal gardens and open space. The park has undergone extensive renovation thanks to a £3.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

Beacon Park areas include the Museum Gardens, the Recreation Grounds, a play area and a community gardening facility. It also features an area dedicated to Martyrs’ Plaque, which is the remains of a carving of the city’s common seal that was originally set in the façade of the Guildhall. Following a Victorian rebuild of the Guildhall it was moved to a rockery in Beacon Park and it has now been restored and a bronze commemorative plaque mounted on decorative upstand to mark its location and explain its history.

Alpha Rail Solution

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Alpha Rail has supplied the metal commemorative “Martyrs’ Plaque” which was mounted on a decorative upstand with inscription to explain the history of the plaque. We also supplied over 600 metres of new railings within Beacon Park as part of a contract valued at £80,000. The project subsequently won a British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) award.




"“We needed a specialist who we could trust to supply the bespoke metalwork for a suitable plaque to commemorate our city and metal railings for our beautiful park. We also knew it would later be visited by a member of the royal family. We are pleased with the effect the railings and the metalwork for the commemorative plaque have added to the visual appeal of the park and gardens.”"

Maxine Turley, Lichfield District Council