Stainless UK has supplied stainless steel plates and fixings designed to strengthen the timber piles supporting Beaumaris Pier. The plates were installed by contractor BAM Nuttall as part of Anglesey’s Coastal Environment Project aimed at improving the island’s coastline.
Beaumaris Pier was designed by Frederick Foster and opened in 1846. Over the years the pier has been extended and reached its heyday in the first half of the 20th century when it was a docking point for the Liverpool and North Wales Steamship Co. In recent years the condition of the pier deteriorated and restoration work was urgently required.
“As specialists in stainless steel materials and fabrications many of our products are used in the restoration of piers, jetties and other historic coastal structures where corrosion resistance is essential. Sometimes they provide interesting challenges, but with our background of experience, we can generally come up with a cost effective solution”, said Tim Wells, managing director of Stainless UK.
Stainless UK manufactured the marine grade 316 stainless steel plates in their Sheffield factory. These were fixed to the piers legs using stainless steel threaded bars and nuts. The work has restored the structural integrity of the pier and maintained the historic structure as a focal point in the town.