Case Studies

Common Hill Road, West Sussex

To protect the properties from external Flooding using the new Kessel Ecolift XL Duo designed especially for the UK Market . Since 2009 16 ... Read more

Marine Crescent Flooding

Some properties in Goring on Sea, West Sussex were regularly being flooded and something permanent had to be done to alleviate this major and ... Read more

Seven Dials, Brighton

Due to an unacceptable number of road casualties, excessive street clutter and difficulty in cycling through this junction it was decided to ... Read more

Cutty Sark

Taking over 6 years and costing £50 million this was a huge project. Epitomising the great age of sail, this last remaining Tea Clipper is a ... Read more

Headwall Grilles, Rye East Sussex

A bespoke solution was required in Rye to protect two river outlets complete with outlet valves. The area around the valves had to be clear of ... Read more

Olympic Park

When, in July 2005, London was announced as the winner of the Olympic bidding process to host the 2012 Games it started one of the most expensive, ... Read more

Channel Tunnel & Rail Link

The Channel Tunnel runs beneath the English Channel and is 31 miles long, linking Folkestone in Kent with Coquelles near Calais in France via a rail ... Read more

Dartford Bridge

Dartford crossing consisted of two tunnels, one North bound, the other South bound. In 1990 the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge (known more commonly as ... Read more

Faslane Navy Base

Faslane was expanded in the 1980s when the decision was taken by the British Government to develop Trident. Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde ... Read more

Cutty Sark

Project Year: 2012

The Project
Taking over 6 years and costing £50 million this was a huge project. Epitomising the great age of sail, this last remaining Tea Clipper is a remarkable piece of English history leaving tangible evidence of the importance of the sea trade to London and the country as a whole.

The project set out to show off the shape of the Cutty Sark’s iconic iron and timber hull and to refurbish the whole ship, preserving it as a museum. As well as placing the ship in a raised position surrounded by glass, the whole area around the dry berth had to look stunning. Our recessed covers and frames were chosen by the main contractor to perform just this function within the paved surround.

The Players
Cutty Sark Enterprises were the client and the paving contractor was Volker Fitzpatrick. Funding was provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Durey Castings were entrusted to supply the high quality recessed units that would be both long lasting and easy on the eye.

The Products
Volker Fitzparick chose our slideout B125 galvanised steel recessed units to ensure the area surrounding the ship would be as beautiful as the renovated Cutty Sark itself.

The Postscript
The project was completed in 2012 and is generally heralded as a magnificent piece of construction. The Cutty Sark with it’s lower half encased in glass sitting in the middle of a beautifully paved general public space with restaurants and bars looks stunning. Durey Castings were chosen as the supplier for the recessed covers because of their record for delivering high quality products, on time and, if required, outside normal working hours. In short, they were trusted to deliver their promises.