A university technical college with a rooftop games area has embarked on its second academic year in operation.
(HFUTC) in Sandwell is on such a tight town centre site in West Bromwich that architects designed the MUGA on top of one of the college rooves.
That made the specification of effective perimeter fencing more critical to avoid the constant escape of balls from the playing surface down onto the ground far below.
They chose 4m-high Duo8 Super Rebound twin horizontal wire fencing panels from Zaun, which are highly durable, low maintenance, ‘graffiti proof and offer great rebound properties similar to a wall.
The court includes six integral floodlight posts in the fence line, one pair of double leaf gates, and three single gates.
HFUTC offers educational experiences and opportunities to 14-19-year-olds from across the Sandwell borough in a unique partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Co-operative Pharmacy and 21 partner employers in health, education and the public sector.
BAM Construction built the £9 million 5,390 sq m building, its 16th UTC. It contains four storeys of learning space for 600 pupils, including laboratories, a visualisation suite, a hospital teaching ward and the rooftop MUGA.
A tenth of the building’s energy comes from renewables, with photovoltaic cells used for solar power.
Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems manufacturing the UK’s entire system. 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 remained a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. 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 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.