travelling from Wales into England along the new 3 mile A5117 Deeside Park
Junction road to the NW of Chester will receive a dramatic welcome - a 20 metre
long lion! And travellers heading
towards Wales will be welcomed by a huge 17 metre high dragon.
Waddell of Moore Environment was the artist and architect behind the scheme,
with the work being carried out by Carillion on behalf of the Highways
Agency. The features are cut into
purpose designed roadside embankments, and were formed using 400 metres of
EverEdge galvanised steel edging, before being infilled with 10 tonnes of white
marble stone pebbles.
was chosen over UV Polypropylene, Aluminium and other steel edging products for
its strength, flexibility and scope of products available. Carillion assigned a former panel beater to
lead the construction team and with the help of a temporary but sturdy post on
site to help work and bend the edging to some very tight radii, the team were
delighted with the edging material (EverEdge ProEdge 125 x 2500 x 2.5 mm) which
performed well in extremely difficult site conditions. The team are very confident that EverEdge was
the cost effective choice that will last through the intended design life of
Environment were impressed with the service and advice from EverEdge throughout
the entire process. Said Richard
Waddell, “EverEdge have commendable products, the use of which for this
feature, demonstrates the diversity of situations in which the products can be
used, backed by excellent sales and product support”.