m-tec manufactured the six super satin finished stainless steel spires as part of the Abertillery Gateway Feature to represent the historic locations of former colliery sites from the surrounding area.
Working alongside Dawnus Construction who prepared the foundations for the project, we fabricated the six 8mm thick spires in two sections which were then welded together to create heights ranging from fourteen to seventeen metres.
The spires, which are made from grade 316 stainless steel with a diameter of 450mm are also fully fitted with IP 67 LED colour changing luminaires – supplied by Anolis Lighting – to create the stunning effect which penetrates through the cut outs and adds to the ambience of the project.
Each spire also has a stainless steel base plate which has been engraved with the name of the colliery it is representing.
As part of a competition, local schools were given the opportunity to produce sketches, poems or short stories to represent past and present memories. The winning designs were then engraved onto sixteen stainless steel plaques on the stone retaining wall.