Case Studies

Brighton & Hove Seafront “Cucumber” Benches

The vibrant seafront is a major focal point and showcase for the City of Brighton & Hove, which attracts over 8 million visitors each year; the vast majority of whom make a point of enjoying the seafront during their trip.

The harsh corrosive environment of the English Channel coastline means that many seafront structures, both newer and heritage need regular maintenance. The seafront has had considerable investment and along the blustery Hove seafront 24 “cucumber” benches have needed frequent repair.

Brighton & Hove City Council trialled new Medite Tricoya MDF to find out how it would perform in coastal conditions. Barbara Goodfellow, Building Surveyor for Brighton & Hove City Council said: “We have a lot of small buildings and furniture along our very long seafront promenade. The trial of Medite Tricoya proved its suitability for a harsh coastal environment.” The benches were painted with Dulux Seafront Green (Hollybush) – 14 C 39 and Dulux Dark brown.

GraphiusMedite Tricoya ideal for Brighton & Hove Seafront “Cucumber” Benches