Stainless UK have supplied 650m² of stainless steel reinforcing mesh and nearly 3000 stainless steel bars for use in repair works to the causeway and sea walls at historic St Michael´s Mount in Cornwall.
St Michael’s Mount is a small tidal island off the Cornish coast that can only be accessed by a man made causeway between mid tide and low water. The island has been inhabited since Neolithic times and the monastic buildings currently found on the summit date back to the 12th Century. In early 2014 the severe winter storms that battered the South West caused significant damage to the granite setts causeway and the sea walls that help form the islands harbour. In late 2014 major repair works were started to repair the damaged structures.
To assist in the repairs, Stainless UK manufactured in their Sheffield factory, 90 custom made stainless steel type A252 reinforcement mesh panels in 2 different sizes. In addition, over 3,000 cut and bent ribbed reinforcement bars and smooth dowel bars were supplied to the site. All the steel supplied for the work on the island, through builders merchant Jewsons, was marine Grade 316 type stainless steel specified for its long term durability in this harsh coastal environment.