Metaltreat has hit all the right notes after helping with the creation of a new bandstand that will give musicians the perfect platform to perform.
The Bradford-based plant was called upon by long-standing client of over 15 years Rotherham-based Lightmain to galvanise eight tonnes of steel components used to build the Princes Gardens Bandstand in Aldershot, Hampshire.
The new outdoor arena was commissioned on behalf of Rushmoor Borough Council to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and was officially opened in June by Councillor Peter Crerar, Mayor of Rushmoor. The project cost £38,000 in total, £19,000 of which came from a grant from the environmental charity SITA Trust.
The first group to use the bandstand was the North East Hants Area Schools’ Band, who followed the Mayor’s opening speech by performing a fanfare, the national anthem, and a 50 minute set. Since its official opening, the bandstand has hosted a number of performances by acts including the Bagshot Concert Band, the Farnborough Concert Band of the Royal British Legion, and the Rushmoor Concert Band, with many more concerts scheduled for the weeks and months to come.
Iain McBeath, Commercial Manager of Metaltreat Limited, said: “Lightmain created a really wonderful structure, which has already proved very popular with not only the local residents in the area, where they can sit on the surrounding grass to watch the act perform, but also the bands too. We very much look forward to working alongside Lightmain for many more years to come.”
Trevor Lafferty, Managing Director of Lightmain, explained: “Having worked with Metaltreat Limited for over 15 years, we know that the service they provide will more than exceed our expectations. As well as giving our steel a superb finish, galvanizing the bandstand will ensure it is protected against rust and corrosion, and is enjoyed by generations to come.”