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Ealing Common Depot, UK


Pit Covers and Structural Walkways | Case Study

Project: Refurbishment of Ealing Common Depot, UK

Client: McNealy Brown and TFL

Ealing Common Depot is a London Underground railway depot on the District line, located between Acton Town and Ealing Common stations in west London. It is the oldest of the main depots on the London Underground, having been built in 1905, when the District Railway was upgraded for electric traction.

McNealy Brown Limited is an approved supplier for many Main Contractors and Infrastructure Companies operating across the Construction and Rail Sectors and was appointed for the modernisation of the existing Ealing Common Depot. McNealy Brown chose Dura Composites for the supply of a wide range of innovative low-maintenance and safe GRP solutions which could help meet not only the maintenance and cleaning requirements of new trains, but also the operational requirement of increasingly frequent timetables.

Dura Composites’ innovative GRP product solutions at Ealing Common Depot included trench covers, structural stair treads, handrailing, walkway grating and profile sections. The characteristics of GRP makes it ideal for transforming existing depots into state-of-the-art facilities, with minimal disruption to the depot’s operational teams.

Speaking about the project, Jonathan Howard, GRP Business Development Manager at Dura Composites commented:

It’s great to see a rail depot benefiting from so many of Dura Composites’ GRP product solutions in one place. Our trench and pit covers, structural stair treads, handrailing, walkway grating and profile sections have helped to facilitate the in depth servicing and maintenance of the train fleet. All products are high-strength, non-conductive, lightweight, anti-slip and require virtually no maintenance, which means that they offer excellent lifecycle benefits for our end client TFL.

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Designed, developed and manufactured by Dura Composites, d2 Dura Grating offers outstanding safety, performance and durability and is more cost-effective than traditional GRP grating in almost every scenario.

It can be applied in all industries where GRP mesh grating is used today and has an industry-leading Class Bfl-s1 fire rating as standard (in accordance with BS EN 13501). As with all our grating, it can be supplied with a range of stainless steel clips, clamps and hold down fixings to suit all install scenarios.

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