Steelway Spearheading New Heritage Fencing for National Stations
Steelway Rail continue to innovate to overcome the myriad of issues which affect our modern day railway system. Whilst the need to provide an up to date revenue protection scheme such as automative gated access systems is essential, the need to incorporate these into a traditional environment can be a challenge.
Many Railway stations are either listed or sit within a conservation zone and so the sensitive treatment of a prominent fence line is crucial.
Steelway Rail have now completed or are currently involved in a number of such schemes, whilst not all of them involve gate lines they all require fencing which is acceptable to the Conservation Officer. At Leamington Spa replica GWR Speartop fencing has been installed, this includes both runs of fencing together with both single and double gates.
Great care has been taken to ensure that the detailing is authentic and as such robust accurate copies of the traditional ball top gate posts are reproduced and cast in the U.K. Special tooling has been created to ensure that the profile of the heads captures the original appearance.
Whilst it is true to say that much of the original fencing which exists is now life expired, the thorny issue of how to deal with it is solved by the Steelway innovation. For ever being aware of maintenance issues, their fencing is galvanised prior to powder coating in an authentic colour.
Like the example at Leamington, other stations which now have or are getting the Steelway new spearhead fencing have either won or been short listed for National Heritage awards. Locations such as Minehead on the West Somerset Railway is another instance where the fencing was part of a much larger scheme including the rebuilding of a 65 foot diameter turntable (also carried out by Steelway Rail). Similarly a scheme has been carried out in Cornwall at St Austell Station where like Leamington runs of fencing together with associated gates have been included within the listed site.
Current schemes include the next phase of the reopening at Chilterns National Award winning irmingham Moor Street Station which involves the supply and installation of new speartop fencing and gates to Platforms and Platform ends etc. This added to work currently being carried out for First Great Western at Truro ensures a busy time for Steelway.
Clearly with a history of understanding the traditional design concepts and with keen attention to detail Steelway may just be the answer to your problem.