Case Studies

Creating Value through collaboration

CASE STUDY Creating value through collaboration. The Issues Faced...The repeated failure of ironwork within a busy commuter and bus route was ... Read more

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

Faslane Navy Base

Project Year: 1990

The Project
Faslane was expanded in the 1980s when the decision was taken by the British Government to develop Trident. Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde – commonly known throughout the Navy as Faslane – is the Royal Navy’s main presence in Scotland. It is now home to the core of the Submarine Service, including the nation’s nuclear deterrent, and the new generation of hunter-killer submarines. More than 6,500 civilians and Service personnel are employed on the site. Faslane provides a base port to the nation’s ships and submarines and supports dozens of other visiting vessels each year.
The Faslane Flotilla now comprises four nuclear powered Vanguard Class submarines (HMS Vanguard, HMS Victorious, HMS Vigilant and HMS Vengeance), two nuclear powered, conventionally armed submarines (HMS Sceptre and HMS Astute, the latter being the biggest and most powerful attack submarine ever built for the Royal Navy), eight Sandown Class Mine Hunters, plus three nuclear powered Trafalgar Class attack submarines.


The Players
Costain was selected to adapt the base to suit Trident and they in turn chose Durey Castings Ltd to fabricate, test and deliver the spring assisted lift, highly secure bunker covers and frames to the project. Our quality assurance certificate helped gain this work at the time as virtually every supplier had yet to commence their own certification. Durey Castings were the first in the access cover industry to be awarded a QA certificate by BSI, and the 403rd company in any industry throughout the world.

The Products.
The design of cover chosen was very challenging. Each one had to withstand immense loads, be secure to all but a few operators and contained a top overcoat of a specially prepared non-slip solution. The units were fabricated by Eccles Limited, tested before despatch and delivered under high security to a tight schedule. Durey Castings were highly praised by all concerned at the completion of the contract and this led to them gaining many more government contracts over the years since.

The Postscript
The project was completed in early 1990s. Costain gained a reputation for delivering projects on time and in budget, part thanks to the role of Durey Castings Ltd in providing a quality product to an exacting specification to schedule. The contract wasn’t without its difficulties but ‘put us on the map’ as a trusted supplier to Government contracts.