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

Seven Dials, Brighton

Project Year: 2013

The Project
Due to an unacceptable number of road casualties, excessive street clutter and difficulty in cycling through this junction it was decided to reconstruct the Seven Dials junction in Brighton. The aim was to create a greener, safer and less cluttered area for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

The work would include making the roundabout larger, reducing the width of the roads at the approach, widening the pavements, removing guard rails and generally slowing the traffic speeds. During this work a large number of access chambers, covers and gratings would be replaced and all this without damaging an old tree much loved by the local community. Completion was achieved late 2013.

The Players
Brighton and Hove City Council and their consultants involved the DfT and local stakeholders in the plans. The contractors we dealt with are Edburton Contractors Ltd and RJ Dance, both highly respected companies.

The Products
The slideout Precinct range of covers and frames was specified for this contract to give a long lasting attractive finish to the immediate area and the surrounds whilst still allowing easy access to the services beneath. A minimum of B125 loading was specified. We also supplied the bedding mortars.

The Postscript
The project has gone very smoothly and kept pretty much on target throughout. All supplies from Durey Castings were taken from stock and delivered to the customer’s strict plans. The local residents are delighted at the brighter outlook of the area and the improvements in general. Users of the new layout find it a much safer environment. A further phase is already being planned and may commence during 2014.