A bespoke Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) barrier and security fence system from Highway Care and Fernden Construction is one of the features being installed around an £88 million new service hangar at Gatwick airport.
The barrier and fence system is part of a £16 million additional investment by Gatwick Airport Ltd to prepare vehicle access and aircraft taxiway systems to the hangar.
When Fernden Construction, the term maintenance contractor to Gatwick Airport Ltd, was requested to provide the barrier solution they naturally turned to Highway Care’s SecureGuard® 30 system as it had already been used at several other locations at Gatwick Airport.
Around 600 metres of SecureGuard® 30, with cable enhancement, was installed by Highway Care in a horseshoe shape to protect the rear three sides of the new hangar where there is exposure to potential attack.
This is a permanent installation with SecureGuard® 30 bolted to the ground foundations, and steel cables are installed to the rear of the barrier to upgrade its resilience and strength against attack.
Secure Guard® 30 was developed by Highway Care from its successful road barriers. With its crash testing credentials, these security barriers have been specified for several significant events such as the 2012 Olympics, the 2013 Northern Ireland G8 summit and the 2014 Security Summit at The Hague.
"The SecureGuard® 30 has a proven track record at Gatwick and is the right solution for this installation being able to take a security fence on top and in all, it works extremely well and does a great job.”
Paul Bovingdon - Operations Director, Fernden Construction