Steelway Heritage gates installed at Walpole Park in EalingPublished on October 2nd, 2019
Walpole Park is a 28 acres urban public space run by London Borough of Ealing Council. In 1987 it was registered by English Heritage on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.
Steelway worked with London Borough of Ealing who were looking to specify gates and grilles which were not too heavy or municipal in design. To accommodate this they specifically wanted a heritage specialist to manufacture the products. This is where we came in. We have produced a range of heritage gates, which accurately reproduce the appearance of the original Victorian products across the UK.
The Grade 2 listed walled garden within Walpole Park in Ealing needed gates and grilles fitting to match the feel of the park. Based on our wealth of experience in providing heritage fencing and gates we were selected to provide 3 x arched window grilles and 3 x gates of various sizes. The products were sensitively reproduced to be in keeping with the surrounding but used modern techniques and materials to ensure they are fit for purpose.
The end result was a set of beautifully in keeping gates, which do not look out of place in such a historic site. The design of the gates means that they are not heavy to operate for the many visitors who come to the walled gardens.
All of the gates and grilles were formed from galvanised steel. This material is well known for its ability to withstand the toughest conditions making it the perfect selection for these heritage gates. When compared to alternatives such as wood, metal is extremely durable being able to withstand extreme weather and also any tampering from passers-by.