Stainless UK has manufactured nearly 100 stainless steel Grip-Bar anchor bars for contractor Saxton Drilling Ltd to use on a major restoration of the iconic, art deco Jubilee Pool in Penzance.
First opened in 1935 to celebrate the Silver Jubilee of King George V, the pool is now Britain’s largest surviving outdoor seawater lido. Designed by the then borough engineer, Captain F Latham, the pool is triangular shaped and follows the line of the coastal rocks. During the winter storms of February 2014, the pool was battered by high winds and swamped by the exceptional high tide. This caused serious structural damage to the pool and now a major restoration project is underway to return the listed lido to its former glory.
The 33mm diameter Grip-Bar anchors have been manufactured in 2 sections which are joined with full strength couplers to form 8m and 9m long bars that will be used to anchor the pool floor to the rock bed and for repairs to the external walls and structure. Made from a marine grade 316 stainless steel, the Grip-Bar anchors have been supplied complete with 20mm thick end plates and fixings.