Accelerating town centre regeneration in Dudley
Town centre developments can often start with challenging or unclear specifications, and this was no different in Dudley. Knowing that there is always a solution waiting to be discovered, our bespoke steel team has helped Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council settle on the specification to meet its needs. 190 steel access covers later, we have made our mark on the future of Brierley Hill High Street in Dudley.
The West Midlands town has undertaken a multi-million-pound regeneration process, which includes improved amenities, transport links and access. Aiming to become a better place to live, work and shop, the busy town centre road is central to the new image of Dudley.
After making the project contractor aware of our steel manufacturing capabilities, we embarked on a mission to help the regeneration project progress as quickly as possible. Our market knowledge, collaboration skills and solution-focused mentality helped us to find a specification that met the clients' requirements and budget following a revision process.
The first enquiry we received listed the sizes required, but no defined specification. From here, we provided three possible types of product so that the customers' options and understanding of what we can offer remained open.
After discussion with the customer and some back and forth on intricacies like the slow-moving wheel load and Openreach-approved identification badging, the final drawings were submitted and approved on the same day.
Designed and supplied within the desired timeframe of four months, our bespoke steel team contributed 190 access covers and frames with:
“Town centre developments like the ongoing regeneration of Dudley are complex undertakings, with specifications that require detailed review. Our support in helping clients and contractors reach a point where vital products can be designed and purchased is often only a small part of a wider development, but the feedback we receive and relationships we have are evidence of the assurance we offer within a project team.”