Rugby World Cup is latest leg on Zaun’s Olympic Stadium relay

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The IRB Rugby World Cup kicks off today – and with it, the latest leg in Zaun’s Olympic legacy keeps running and running.

The Wolverhampton high-security fencing manufacturer has been appointed to the latest two phases of work at the Olympic Stadium as it reopens temporarily for the Rugby World Cup.

Today sees the opening ceremony followed by the first action at 8 pm when England kick off their campaign against Fiji at what they hope will become Fortress Twickenham through to the final on the last day of October.

Balfour Beatty was appointed to transform the former Olympic Stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a year-round multi-use venue that will deliver a lasting sporting, cultural and community legacy in east London.

The transformation includes installing the largest roof of its kind globally, a community track, innovative retractable seating, spectator and hospitality facilities and external landscaping.

The initial two-phase of works, which included a £150,000 contract for high-security fencing to be installed by Zaun group company Binns Fencing, were finished 11 days ago, when the Olympic legacy team handed over The Stadium, as it will be known during the World Cup, to the RWC organisers.

The 54,000-capacity stadium will host five matches, starting with the Pool D clash between France and Romania on Wednesday 23 September, New Zealand’s second Pool C match the following day, Ireland v Italy and a fourth pool game between South Africa and the USA on Wednesday 7 October, before staging the third-place play-off on Friday 30 October.

It will then open permanently as the new home of West Ham United Football Club and a national competition centre for UK Athletics next year.

Zaun supplies over 800 metres of security-rated Duo8 SR1 fencing panels at heights varying between 2.4m and 3.5m, along with 200m of 5m high sports fencing, over 200m of spectator railings and 13 pedestrian and vehicle gates.

The installation had to be completed within a month by Binns, which Zaun bought a month ago to enable the two to offer design, manufacture, supply, and install high-security solutions from a single supplier.

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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