Alpha Rail appointed on £8m Sheffield uni campus project

An £8m joint partnership project between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council is taking place around the University’s City Centre Campus to enhance its appearance and improve safety for students, staff and the general public. The installation of pedestrian guardrail supplied by Alpha Rail has formed part of the transformation process.

The project is intended to encourage the people of Sheffield to enjoy and use the University campus to have lunch in one of its cafes, cycle through the campus area up to Weston Park, or just enjoy sitting and relaxing in one of the new greener, safer places that will be created through the development.

New pedestrian walkways, cycle routes and improved pedestrian crossings have been created around Upper Hannover Street and the Western Bank with the hope of turning the city into a much greener and safer city. The installation of architectural artwork and the planting of new trees and shrubs have also contributed towards the improvements for the redeveloped green space.

Funding for the project was provided by a £2.9m investment from Sheffield City Region Investment Fund and the rest of the work was funded by the University.

Alpha Rail was contracted by North Midland Construction to manufacture the pedestrian guardrail that was installed along new walkways and cycle paths as well as along existing paths which were extended to provide longer barriers along pavement areas, improve pedestrian safety and compliment the pedestrianisation of locations within the University Campus.

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