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 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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