King Abdullah Sports City

21-Aug-2014

The King Abdullah Sports City (image taken by Akhbaar24)

Client: King Abdullah Sports City

 

Date: May 2014

Location: Saudi Arabia 

Background: Known as ‘the jewel in the desert’, and estimated to cost $507million, the King Abdullah Sports City is a 60,000 seat sports facility which boasts the Kingdom’s first FIFA standard football venue, a 2,000 seat multi-purpose indoor stadium and a 1,000 seat athletics pitch alongside a Mosque, hotels and sports hospital. It will also be home to Saudi Arabia’s two Premier League Football Clubs.


Project details: Townscape was brought in as a security consultant by Saudi Arabian based contractors, MSIX, Samsung SDS and Light Weight Building Company, to ensure the sports city is safeguarded from vehicle borne terrorist attacks. 600 of Townscape’s PAS 68 Counter Terror Blocks were manufactured locally under an international licencing agreement and installed as part of a £1.2million contract. 


Result: The new world class attraction now has world class perimeter protection. The King Abdullah Sports City is now protected by the highest level of perimeter security from vehicle borne incursions. The Townscape Counter Terror Block was the ideal solution, the 100mm low profile foundation is suited to the local terrain and the prestigious PAS 68 mark was a vital requirement specified by the owners.



 

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