Smart gate and mesh in pavilion makeover

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The Challenge

The Trumpington Residents’ Association and Cambridge City Council wanted to update a 60-year-old pavilion at the heart of the village in a £600,000 community project.

Cambridge architects 5th Studio designed a striking colourful exterior cladding and turned to an artist specialising in the treatment and perimeter fencing manufacturer Zaun to create the multi-coloured strip effect with a specialist bright green protective steel mesh ‘cage’.

The Solution

Trumpington Pavilion employs an unusual multi-coloured exterior treatment. An artist specialing in the technique has dribbled green, blue, red and yellow randomly onto a corrugated plastic sandwich sheet, which is then covered with Zaun’s Duo8 mesh in bright green, fixed to coloured timber battens.

The pavilion includes a main building with hall, youth room, kitchen, toilets, office and inter-connected changing rooms for two teams plus an officials’ room.

The doors to the changing rooms are in boldly contrasting colours, while an eight-metre green mesh electric sliding gate protects the building, but opens to provide unrestricted access to the patio and the King George V Playing Fields beyond.

Zaun installed the Diamond cantilever sliding gate with Duo8 mesh in-fill, KeyFob and internally mounted switch
to ensure both the safety of all users of the pavilion when the gates are operated, especially children, and the security of the contents when the pavilion is not in use.

The original pavilion, built in the early 1950s, was about half the size of the new main building, including a small hall and changing rooms.







About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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