Olympic fencers protect Tube works again

London Underground has once again turned to the largest supplier of high-security fencing systems to the London 2012 Olympics to protect a site during construction works.

Zaun supplied MultiFence, a temporary high-security fencing and gates system, is developed specifically for the London 2012 Games, temporary fencing and gates at the approaching £1bn upgrades of Tottenham Court Road Underground station.

MultiFence was used previously as hoardings to provide access while protecting construction works at nearby St Paul’s tube station, Kings Cross station and the Bullring in Birmingham.

Zaun became synonymous with temporary security fencing when it installed the 20km boundary to the main Olympic Park, which included some intriguing 7.5m-high parapet fencing alongside the adjacent railway line, with a further 1.5km of fencing providing a ‘ring within a ring’ around the Olympic Stadium.

Crossrail and Transport for London jointly redevelop the existing 100 years-old tube station at Tottenham Court Road and build a new station, expected to be completed by 2016-2017.

The work is at the intersection of Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road. The existing underground station handles 150,000 passengers per day, increasing to 200,000 a day when Crossrail comes on stream.

Key journey times will be reduced from Tottenham Court Road station to other stations, including Canary Wharf (21 minutes to 12 minutes), Ealing Broadway (27 minutes to 12 minutes) and Heathrow (53 minutes to 28 minutes).

The new four-storeyed underground station will feature a new western ticket hall at Dean Street, an eastern ticket hall, three new station entrances, step-free access, additional escalators to access Northern line platforms, a public piazza, access to the Northern and Central line platforms and a western station box.

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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