Our latest installation in the North East city of Sunderland is a fine example of how design and creativity can be used to provide a true sense of place for even the most practical of projects. 

Chris was chosen by Sunderland City Council to design a unique automated gate and entrance feature for a popular park at Seaburn.  Funding for the project came from the Coastal Communities Fund.  

The gates were winched into place by crane and fitted by the same Chris Brammall tradesman who fabricated the gates in the workshop here at Low Mill Business Park. The gates design mirrors a wider regeneration project - which Chris Brammall were responsible for - and features waves and pebble detail.  

Chris Brammall said, “The automated gate project at Seaburn is a fantastic of example of how practical engineering does not have to be off-the-shelf or ugly.  The gates needed to provide a workable solution for accessing the park but the bespoke design and detailing has made them something of a focal feature providing a very grand entrance to the popular recreation area.”

Sunderland City Council representative Phil Dorian said, “The finished gates look great and everyone is really pleased with the outcome. The team on site did a really professional job.” 

Cabinet Secretary Mel Speding, said “This is the final piece in the jigsaw of the work we’ve been doing to maximise the use of Recreation Park and Cliffe Park for events and make them more accessible with better power supplies, new planting, seating and footpaths.  The new gates are a big improvement.  Not only are they practical but they’re also in keeping with other decorative railings and metalwork at the seafront”.

Seaburn Recreation Park at Whitburn Road, Sunderland hosts numerous high profile events including the annual Sunderland International Airshow. 

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Sunderland Seaburn Gates