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 is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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