Friday, 4 April 2014

Neptune Street Furniture used in Tipner regeneration scheme - Landscaping Portsmouth

A new gateway to Portsmouth is being created and the first stage of the scheme, including a park and ride, is being opened on Saturday 5th April 2014. Areas of Tipner on the outskirts of Portsmouth have largely been derelict for many years but now forms a major part of the new regeneration scheme. Volker Fitzpatrick and Colas joined forces to deliver the new motorway junction, bus terminal and parking with 650 spaces.
Hardwood benches at new Park & Ride Portsmouth

They approached Neptune Street Furniture in December to design the seating to go underneath the bus shelters. With over 50 years experience manufacturing streetfurniture in the UK, Neptune not only has a vast standard range of products, they have the capabilities to design and manufacture to suit any customer requirements. Wood, metal and GRP alternatives were explored and quoted for, with Opepe hardwood being the material of choice.

Opepe hardwood chosen for bespoke design

Designs were then completed for three double sided benches each 6m long. Opepe hardwood slats on stainless steel supports create the look of 'floating' benches for customers of the park and ride scheme to use while waiting for the bus connection into Portsmouth.

Litter bins designed to match seating and bus terminal building
Impressed with the design concepts for the benches, Neptune were then asked to design litter bins to complement the seating. Opepe hardwood slats were again used within a powder coated steel frame to complement the fabric and colour of the main bus terminal and sheltered seating.

Alan Gingell, MD of Neptune Street Furniture says: “we are proud that we were chosen for this regeneration scheme due to our bespoke design concepts and that we could work within their time constraints because of our in-house manufacturingcapabilities. We look forward to working with them on their next project.”
Tipner regeneration - gateway to Portsmouth

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Neptune is part of the Good Directions Ltd group:

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Two Great British manufacturers join forces as Good Directions Ltd acquires Neptune Outdoor Furniture Ltd.

We are proud to announce that Neptune Outdoor Furniture Ltd became part of the Good Directions company group from 1st August 2013.

We are a British manufacturer specialising in the design and production of exterior clocks, clock towers, architectural features and copper guttering. Neptune has been a successful forerunner of street and park furniture since the 1960's and acquiring the Hampshire based company forms part of our continued expansion plans.

Four sided 'George' Pillar clock manufactured by Good Directions Ltd

We are always looking at ways to expand our business, diversify our product ranges and improve services for our customers. We are confident that by combining the two companies we will make the experience of sourcing outdoor architectural products easier.

A 'Cero' style seat manufactured by Neptune Outdoor Furniture Ltd

As a supplier of metal work to Neptune for their litter and dog bins, benches and seats we have worked with them for many years. Both companies are similar in very many ways, we both work with traditional and modern production methods to strict ISO9001 guidelines and procedures to design and manufacture quality items that will last for many years.

The 'Southampton' seat designed in the 1960's and still popular today

The deal marks an exciting twenty five year journey for Good Directions Ltd and its owner Robin Davies, who originally started the company with his wife Patricia from their home in Botley, Hampshire. With a strategy of continual investment in product development, staff, software and machinery the company quickly grew and today we operate from a 15,000 sq ft facility in Botley where we not only fully support our own manufacturing needs after acquiring a long established engineering and fabrication company, Mach Engineering Ltd in 2011 but also service many other companies and industries both locally and across the UK. 

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