Humber Galvanizing has provided a sustainable solution to prevent corrosion of railings surroundings the famous York city walls during a recent restoration.
The plant recently rounded off the completion of a major project in partnership with City of York Council which saw it galvanise 1.80 metric tonnes of steel used to restore bar railings which run alongside the historic walls.
The railings, which span 100 metres across the length of the walls and which are 1.2 metres in height, have been installed opposite the Council’s West Offices at Station Rise, and help enhance the safety of visitors, tourists and locals in the area.
Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism at City of York Council, said: “The historic York Walls are a significant part of York’s 2,000 year old history, which over 7.2 million tourists and over 200,000 residents enjoy year-on-year. It’s important that any restoration or improvement works carried out on the walls are done with maximum efficiency and complement the historic feel and look of the walls. The new railings support this and the ongoing Reinvigorate York initiative which is improving York’s city centre.”
“It’s been an honour working with City of York Council on this particular project,” Tony Linsley, Sales Manager at Humber Galvanizing, explained. “People from across the country are attracted to York because it’s such a unique and beautiful city that is steeped in history, and the walls play a huge part in this. Galvanizing the railings is a fantastic way to prevent any corrosion of the steel for years to come without the need for any regular and costly maintenance.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd