Scotch Hall is a landmark €200million mixed-use development on the Banks of the Boyne in Drogheda. The local planning authority was keen to see the creation of a 24-hour living environment and so the need to create public spaces was vital to the overall design of Scotch Hall.
As part of the design solution, elegant white railings sweep along the quayside pedestrian walkways. Complex in construction, they are inclined away from the river for both safety and aesthetics. Such a corrosive seaboard location demanded the galvanizing protection if maintenance costs were to be minimised.
Additionally, after fabrication, the railings were shot blasted to roughen the surface. This increases the zinc pick-up by about 50% in the galvanizing protection process giving the steel even greater preservation.
After hot dip galvanizing they were finished by Galco with white Galvacoat®, providing a finish that was beautifully elegant but also durable and long-lasting.
The aesthetic beauty of the overall development – including the feature railing, resulted in a number of national awards including: