At the start of the Bridgewater Canal in Worsley, Salford, was the site of a multi-million pound refurbishment by Salford Council in 2019.
DP Structures developed the initial designs by Urban Vision of Salford for the corten steel sculptural features at the Worsley Delph basin project, part of a £5.5 million redevelopment of the Bridgewater Canal by Caseys, which opened Autumn 2019.
The main feature was the 8m corten steel crane that emulates a 18th century timber crane that was used to lift the iron ore from the mine and send it to Manchester city via the newly formed canal.
The features include several 10m corten steel barges, Worsley delph signage and Corten edging for the viewing platform?
The public realm pieces had testing criteria such as the boat feature and crane. The crane could not be lifted into position as it was on an island and was out of reach of cranes or lifting equipment and therefore was built up in sections; whereas the boat feature was re-designed and manufactured from aluminium to enable it to be floated on the canal.