I worked with Le Page Architects
and the gate fabricator, Formlite (Saltash), to develop the detailed design and
get it approved by English Heritage and the Historic Environment
Officer of Plymouth City Council.
The main structure of the gate is made from laser-cut stainless steel.
I made the glass elements of the gate myself.My 10 years’ experience as a civil engineer helped me communicate with the different parties on this project.
| Part of my winning submission for the competition|
to design the gates
| The completed gates.|
| Making a dolphin. The kiln temperature was raised|
so that the glass softened and "slumped" through the hole cut in the steel plate.
|After slumping I masked some areas and |
sand-blasted the inside surface.
|Formlite keeping the gate straight while it |
was being welded.
|Devonport Column, a grade 1 listed monument|