Medway Towns, Kent

Client: Medway Council
Type of works: galvanised and powder coated metal railings

As part of the first phase in a £1 billion regeneration scheme of the Medway Towns in Kent, more than 300m of bespoke railings were installed along Strood Waterfront.

Galvanised and powder coated by steel finishing specialist Medway Galvanising, the metal railings are still looking and performing as good as new some 13 years after the installation.

Appointed by main contractor W.S. Atkins on behalf of Medway Council, bespoke architectural metalwork specialists Claydon Architectural Metalwork (CAM) designed and installed a new railing system that would run alongside the redeveloped riverfront and around a play area in Watermill Gardens. Using the company’s patented tube crushing techniques, CAM produced attractive and secure decorative railings that would provide excellent edge protection.

“We designed and installed over 300m of railings on Strood Waterfront, all of which needed to be galvanised and powder coated. For this, we turned to the unrivalled quality and service of Medway Galvanising,” said Phil Pizey, Owner of Claydon Architectural Metalwork. “Thirteen years later and the railings continue to look as good as new which shows why we use Medway Galvanising every time.”

Medway Galvanising applied its hot dip galvanising techniques, followed by a matt blue powder coating finish to the new metalwork. Hot dip galvanising provides a tough, long lasting finish which when combined with powder coating offers an aesthetic, colourful and durable coating that will last for many years.

Operating to stringent quality control processes and fully accredited to all the latest BS and ISO standards, the galvanising process provides at least 25 years worth of corrosion protection often considerably more. As the redevelopment of Medway Towns begins to take shape in the next 20 years, the regeneration of Strood Waterfront and its extensive riverside railing system will continue to look its best thanks to Medway Galvanising.

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