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

Olympic Park

Project Year: 2009

The Project
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, most innovative and most talked about projects ever undertaken in the UK.


This huge project saw large, mostly neglected, sections of London regenerated beyond recognition in a bid to provide the best Olympic Games and Paralympic Games so far, encompassing more sports than ever before.


Construction for the Games involved considerable redevelopment, with an emphasis on sustainability. The main focus was a new 490-acre Olympic Park constructed on a former industrial site in Stratford but also included many other new venues. The Games also made use of venues that already existed before the bid.


The Players
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) was in charge of the construction of the venues and infrastructure. A number of well-respected construction firms were chosen to build the venues and a small supply chain of approved suppliers was set up. Durey Castings was included because of their reputation for quality goods, delivered on time (a very important feature where deadlines were in place at every stage) and their locality. Our flexibility in allowing deliveries during the night was also recognised.


The Products
Each contractor was tasked with a different project but most chose to use Durey Castings and products that were supplied ranged from the standard access and drainage covers to bespoke units; BT and Thames Water covers in their hundreds; and emergency/temporary covers. We also supplied all the heavy duty hinged units for the power generation plants within the main site.


The Postscript
The Games were heralded as one of the best ever. The public saw a well-organized, perfectly run event, but this hides all the ‘blood, sweat and tears’ that went into it before the opening ceremony. Everyone involved deserves a great amount of praise and Durey Castings are proud to have been part of this success.