Architectural Street Furnishing (ASF) manufactured a quayside railing to run alongside the Mersey Estuary at Birkenhead.
The Railings were to have a quayside curve, horizontal infill bars and be manufactured in mild steel with a stainless steel top rail.
Panel uprights were from laser profiled heavy duty steel sheet, that would form the quayside curved profile when upright. The quayside curve is an inward sloping / curving panel that creates an overhang that as such does not make a natural ladder beside the water.
These upright pieces are joined with solid bar horizontal infill bars set at centres that stop people fitting through the gaps whilst avoiding all body trap risks (based on regulatory dimensions).
The panels themselves are finished galvanised and powder coated in a satin finished graphite grey. The top rail is a mechanically fixed grade 316 stainless steel tube.
Panels were straight and curved in both directions along the run, which meant each panel had to be handmade and each individual horizontal bar and top rail curved to match the quayside itself.