Zaun fencing first at Vancouver psychiatric hospital

A psychiatric hospital in Vancouver, Canada, has been upgraded with British security fencing without impinging on the facility’s ongoing operation.

British Columbia fencing installer Streamline Fencing Ltd has installed 300m of British steel mesh manufacturer Zaun Ltd’s HiSec 358 fencing to secure the 190-bed Colony Farms Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Vancouver.

They worked successfully alongside customised facilities manager BGIS and British Columbia Mental Health Services (BCMHS) to navigate out of bounds areas during certain periods.

The hospital treats and rehabilitates people who have crossed the law and are deemed unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible due to mental illness.

In doing so, Streamline has created a safe and secure, aesthetically pleasing hospital for the patients and staff within and to the community beyond with anti-climb fencing that provides full through-visibility.

This is the first time a HiSec 358 style secure mesh has been used in Vancouver, Canada, which also facilitated bespoke installation in areas of the hospital.

The fencing was 4m high and incorporated barbed wire topping to provide additional security along with special clamp bars and fixings.  It is the first time Zaun fencing has been used in Canada.

BCMHS are so delighted with the result that they are looking at using a similar product on another hospital on Vancouver Island – while Streamline is in discussions to become the accredited distributor for Zaun in North America.

Streamline’s Phil Murphy said: “Zaun’s professional approach to the project was outstanding. They had an amazing choice of products for the application. In addition, the details in the specifications & drawings answered all the questions that our client had about the product and installation.”

Streamline owns and operates its own fleet of vehicles, machinery and equipment. At the same time, experienced installation teams are trained in the most advanced techniques and equipped with the latest technology in use in the fencing industry.

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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