Page 11 - Contractors World -UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 4 (May 2012)

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Page 11
Contractors World - UK & Ireland Vol 2 No 4
Galvanizing in park
A leading galvanizing company is helping
to build bridges as part of a multi-million
pound redevelopment at a popular public
Witham-based South East Galvanizers,
part of Wedge Group Galvanizing, has
provided its hot dip galvanizing services
to 27 tonnes of steel used to create a new
boardwalk that will form a centrepiece of
the £6 million transformation of Burgess
Park in Southwark, South London.
The steel was used by lake and reservoir engineering specialists Miles Waterscapes
to construct a 74 m long, 2.5 m wide pedestrian pathway that will run over a realigned lake at the park when the
overhaul is completed later this summer.
“Galvanizing the steelwork we used to build the boardwalk will ensure the structure is protected against rusting and
corrosion caused by both the natural elements and general wear and tear,” Bryan Rainbow, of Bury St Edmunds-based
Miles Waterscapes, explained.
“This has been a great project for us to be involved with,” Neil Pearson, Commercial Manager of South East
Galvanizers, commented. “Looking at the plans for the revamped Burgess Park, it’s clear that the local community will
soon have a modern facility to be proud of, and we hope the open spaces, sports and recreation facilities, and beautiful
landscapes are enjoyed by generations to come.”
The boardwalk building project is part of an ambitious £6 million plans to modernise the 113 acre facility, which is one
of the largest public parks in South London. The scheme has been backed with £2 million support from Mayor of London
Boris Johnson, along with a £4 million grant from the Aylesbury New Deal for Communities.
Costain Rail - Meeting The Need
A video showing how one contractor is approaching the demands of infrastructure which is very appropriate following
the recent announcement by the Government on energy and other works being implemented.