Zaun fences Newport Gwent Dragons training base

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A £6 million sports complex built on a former hospital site in Caerphilly opened for business with sports and perimeter fencing and handrails from Zaun.

The former Ystrad Mynach Hospital site was transformed into a stunning sports hub that both professional and community teams use.

Final landscaping work completed at the Ystrad Mynach Sports Complex, developed with support from Caerphilly County Borough Council, the Welsh Rugby Union, Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff City FC.

The Dragons’ training base is now the home training centre of the Dragons. It boasts artificial and grass pitches for football and rugby, floodlights and stands, and a purpose-built training base with a weights room, indoor lineout training facilities and office space.

Caerphilly councillor Dave Poole said at the opening: “I am looking forward to seeing local teams and emerging talent rubbing shoulders with the professional rugby and football players of Newport Gwent Dragons and Cardiff City FC.”

Dragons chief executive Dr Chris Brown added: “We are delighted to have this state of the art facility available to our region. It means for the first time, we have a 3G pitch available exclusively for ourselves to train on, plus the gym and medical facilities. This will make a big difference, particularly in the depths of winter.”

Zaun supplied sports & security fencing contractors AlphaFence with over one kilometre of fencing and handrails. They installed over 600 metres of 5m high fencing, some with 1.5m sheet steel panels at the bottom and some with an additional 3m of netting on top, plus more than 400m of spectator railings.


Dragons and others use the complex

Dragons and others use the complex

Dragons and others at the opening


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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