Bespoke Seating for Port Glasgow Regeneration | Case Study

Project:  Bespoke Bench for Shore Street, Port Glasgow

Architect:  Ironside Farrar

Client: RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd

The Project

Goose Foot Street Furniture were approached by RJ McLeod Contractors to manufacture a design for seating created by architects Ironside Farrar.

As part of the regeneration of Shore Street in Port Glasgow, we manufactured a 500mm x 400mm x 6000mm bench made from a solid piece of European Oak, with routered out/painted lettering, drainage channels and stainless steel straps.

The bespoke bench also had to have a routered out recess on the underside so it could be securely placed on a granite plinth.

The Outcome

Our first mission was to source a piece of timber big enough to be machined to the desired size. After a considerable search, we managed to locate a supplier in France that had a ‘kiln dried’ piece big enough to achieve our aims.

Once the piece had arrived from France, we had all the necessary machining undertaken locally whilst we were manufacturing the 316 grade stainless steel decorative straps in-house.

The routered out letters spelling ‘Port Glasgow’ were then painted in black before we proceeded to apply four coats of protective treatment. The steel straps were then fitted using 8 x M12 Coach Screws.

Gary Henderson, Business Development Executive at Goose Foot Furniture said: “Although the sourcing of material on this project proved quite challenging, Goose Foot Street Furniture were very pleased to be asked to assist on such a unique scheme. All our efforts to source the timber proved worthwhile with the end result meeting our clients requirements.”

Jim Stevenson, Site Agent at RJ McLeod Contractors, commented: “We were delighted with the service and quality of manufacture of the timber bench, which really stands out amidst the new granite paving.”

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Goose Foot is widely recognised as the go-to steel fabricator of bespoke street furniture solutions for urban realm and regeneration projects across the UK’s public and private sectors.

We have been involved in many regeneration and urban realm schemes over the past few years, from the manufacture of bespoke outdoor benches for a new park and ride shelter in Guildford to the manufacture of multiple seats, tree grilles and cycle stands for the £6m Altrincham public realm improvement project.

To discuss your street furniture requirements, please feel free to contact us today.

On February 28, 2018, posted in: News by