Zaun helps secure Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

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Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014Commonwealth Games delivery partners looked to the largest supplier of perimeter fencing protection to the London 2012 Olympics to secure Glasgow 2014.

They handed almost £4 million of contracts to Zaun’s integrated high-security perimeter event overlay specialist team to design, manufacture, install and decommission a broad range of temporary high-security fencing systems across Glasgow 2014 sites, including Tier One venues.

Glasgow Games procurers ordered several thousand metres of two of Zaun’s principal temporary high-security fencing systems, hundreds of vehicle and pedestrian gates to suit each system and bespoke above ground and system-mounted CCTV columns incorporated into the fencing lines.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014Our first involvement came in 2008, shortly after Glasgow was announced as the winning city. After many months of informal discussions with the games interested partners, Chris Plimley, our High-Security Systems Sales Manager, worked together with the bid teams of the potential delivery partners who answered the ITT. As a result, Selex ES, the Finmeccanica subsidiary, was awarded the prestigious contract in 2013 as the Protective Perimeter Security provider for the Glasgow 2014 Games and shortly thereafter appointed Zaun.

Selex ES provided a wide range of physical security measures to secure over 20 Games venues at Glasgow 2014, including the Commonwealth Games Village for athletes.

The Commonwealth Games are international, multi-sport events held every four years for athletes from Commonwealth nations. The Commonwealth is an association of independent sovereign states spread over every continent and ocean. The Commonwealth’s two billion people makeup 30% of the world’s population and come from many faiths, races, languages, cultures and traditions.

Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games brought together thousands of elite athletes, friendly volunteers and excited spectators to join an incredible festival of sport and culture.

Zaun supplied several thousand metres of our MultiFence and award-winning RDS systems at heights of 3m and 2.4m, with sections fitted with Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) enhancements.

We developed our PAS 68 MultiFence to resist hostile vehicle and mob attacks at the London 2012 Olympics. As a result, MultiFence has been granted a patent by the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Chris said: “MultiFence was chosen because of the very cramped footprint around most Games venues and the ultra-tight timescales for installation and post-Games removal. Also, we have gathered vast amounts of experience in delivering time-critical projects, and MultiFence can be upgraded with a temporary HVM measure without the need for foundations.”

We delivered almost 5km of HVM fencing to secure temporary Olympics venues, including the beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade, Wembley Stadium and Arena, Greenwich Park, the O2 Arena, the Royal Artillery Barracks, St James’s Park Newcastle, Coventry’s Ricoh Arena and the Weymouth sailing village.

We also worked with Olympic Park contractor Skanska and stadium contractor BAM Nuttall to secure the 20km boundary of the main Olympic Park, with a further 1.5km of Zaun fencing providing a ring within a ring’ around the Olympic Stadium.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was the latest global event to entrust the security of its stakeholders to Zaun.

As well as the extensive use of our systems at London 2012, we have supplied The English Football Association’s training centre at St George’s Park, Meydan Racecourse in Dubai and the 2013 G8 Summit in Northern Ireland.

We also installed 13km of fencing for the UK’s largest-ever police operation involving 9,000 officers from 29 of the UK’s 43 police forces for the two-day NATO Conference at Newport’s Celtic Manor and key sites Cardiff last September.

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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