Mayfield Park Manchester – heel-proof Grating
Mayfield Park spans 6.5 acres on the banks of the River Medway and is the first new public park in in the centre of Manchester for over 100 years.
The park has a range of features that respond to the level changes throughout the site such as bridges and projecting viewing platforms. Lang+Fulton provided their PL-55×11/90x4mm heel-proof grating for each of these areas providing the required load bearing properties and allowing for free drainage. The grating panels were all intricately shaped to fit the diverse sizes of the platforms which create social areas for seating and provide cycle routes and pedestrian walkways across the bridges.
The grating was also chosen to maintain the site’s post-industrial aesthetic.
Mayfield Park has won praise as the standard for future urban park design. The park’s commitment to sustainability, evident in its approach to material use and construction, is particularly noteworthy and shows how these values can be achieved within landscape design.
Landscape Architect: Studio Egret West
Award: Shortlisted for Brownfield Awards – best biodiversity enhancement