Metaltreat has partnered with a long-standing customer on a project aimed at ensuring pedestrians’ safety when travelling across a major transport route in London.
The plant has joined forces with Wire Mesh Fabrications in Wigan to create new mesh barriers for an existing footbridge, which forms part of a million pound improvement scheme over the A12, a project commissioned to improve the safety of pedestrians.
The project saw the plant galvanize framed sections of mesh, which were manufactured to size and specification for Transport for London & London Underground, to create the barriers for the Church Lane footbridge in Leytonstone. The refurbishment also saw new lighting installed and a mesh enclosure introduced to replace the previous Perspex screens in a bid to improve visibility and reduce anti-social behaviour.
Wesley Heyes, Sales Engineer at Wire Mesh Fabrications, explained: “We have worked with Metaltreat for over 10 years and the plant regularly goes out its way to not only meet but exceed our requirements. This project for instance was particularly large-scale, with multiple drop-offs required by our transport company, which the plant seamlessly helped us to coordinate.”
Iain McBeath, Commercial Manager at Metaltreat, said: “We were delighted to once again partner with our long-standing customer Wire Mesh Fabrications on this project, which is set to innovatively improve safety for pedestrians in the capital. Galvanizing is the perfect finish for this type of project as it offers long-term protection and foregoes the need for frequent maintenance which could be inconvenient due to the location and prominent position of the footbridge.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd