Scottish Galvanizers is celebrating after providing its services to a major £multi-million memorial development in the south east of England.
The plant worked with County Durham-based Saxon Fabrications as part of the development of The Wing – a £3.5million World War memorial and visitor centre in Capel-le-Ferne in Kent, which was officially unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen.
The team at Scottish Galvanizers processed approximately nine tonnes of steel used to create the spitfire-shaped frame of The Wing – the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s visitor and education centre based between Dover and Folkestone, and which includes The Scramble Experience, The Geoffrey Page Centre, The Cockpit Café, a shop and other visitor facilities.
Paul Tait, Commercial Manager at Scottish Galvanizers, explained: “This was an incredible project to be part of alongside Saxon Fabrications. The steel beams we galvanized form part of the amazing architectural design of the building with its iconic spitfire shape, which is quite striking!”
The building measures at approximately 10 metres high, 25 metres wide, and 60 metres long.
Andrew Wharton, Managing Director of Saxon Fabrications, said: “We’ve worked with the team at Scottish Galvanizers for many years, and chose them for this particular project due to the plant’s galvanizing bath, which was able to accommodate and process the beams we fabricated for the frame, which were extremely large.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd