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Strood Waterfront railings

Construction and engineering: W.S. Atkins
Name of fabricator: Claydon Architectural Metalwork
Galvanized by: Joseph Ash Galvanizing
End client: Medway Council
Finish provided: Hot dip galvanizing and powder coating
Size and amount of steel: 300 metres of railings

Project goals
As part of the first phase of a £1 billion regeneration scheme of the Medway Towns in Kent in the early part of the 21st century, more than 300 metres of bespoke railings were required along Strood Waterfront. 

What happened
Appointed by main contractor W.S. Atkins on behalf of Medway Council, bespoke architectural metalwork specialists Claydon Architectural Metalwork designed and installed a new railing system that would run alongside the redeveloped riverfront and around a play area in Watermill Gardens.

Phil Pizey, Owner of Claydon Architectural Metalwork said:” We designed and installed over 300 metres of railings on Strood Waterfront, all of which needed to be galvanized and powder coated. For this, we turned to the unrivalled quality and service of Joseph Ash Medway,”

Joseph Ash Medway applied its hot dip galvanizing techniques, followed by a matt blue powder coating finish to the new metalwork. Hot dip galvanizing provides a tough, long lasting finish which, when combined with powder coating, offers an aesthetic, colourful and durable coating that will last for many years.

Operating to stringent quality control processes and fully accredited to all the latest BS and ISO standards, the galvanizing process provides at least 25 years’ worth of corrosion protection often considerably more.

The stunning blue railings were installed along Strood Waterfront in 2001. 

As the redevelopment of Medway Towns has taken shape in the last 20 years, the regeneration of Strood Waterfront and its extensive riverside railing system will continue to look its best for many years to come.

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