Stainless UK have supplied over 100 stainless steel Grip-Bar rock anchors and ground anchors to local contractor Aquasource (SW) Ltd for installation as part of the works to repair and protect the cliff path at Trevelgue Head in Cornwall.
The Trevelgue Headland, near Newquay is the site of an Iron Age promontory fort built to defend a 700m long headland and the natural St Columb Porth harbour. The English Heritage site contains eight significant earth and stone ramparts, two large Bronze Age barrows and the foundations of a number of round houses. With a history dating back 8000 years, the site is one of Cornwall's best ancient monuments. Erosion caused by recent winter storms combined with increasing visitor numbers has meant that repairs are now needed to the coastal path that runs through the site.
Stainless UK have supplied 24mm Grip-Bar in 1m lengths for use as rock anchors drilled vertically into the rock at the base of the new gabion wall being constructed to support the face of the cliff. 33mm Grip-Bar in 4m lengths was used to form ground anchors drilled horizontally into the rock face. Each anchor assembly consisted if the Grip-Bar anchors, end plate and fixings. All the anchors were manufactured from marine grade 316 stainless steel.