Townscape provides protection to East Midlands Airport


Townscape Products Limited, is helping to safeguard jet setters at East Midlands Airport with its expert Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) system.

The British street furniture manufacturer won the £190,000 contract to supply the airport with its integrated solution for Hostile Vehicle Mitigation, the Counter Terror range, a robust perimeter protection system designed to stop vehicle-based attacks.

The international airport, part of Manchester Airport Group, required the solution to prevent unwanted vehicle incursion onto the busy pedestrian plazas at the entrance of the airport terminal, adjacent to the vehicle drop-off points. Townscape supplied 74 of its PAS 68 Counter Terror Blocks, 10 PAS 68 shallow mount bollards and a PAS 68 manual Counter Terror Barrier.

A spokesperson for Townscape said: “East Midlands Airport has more than four million visitors pass through its doors each year, so a Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) system was needed to defend the building, whilst also providing an open and inclusive perimeter.

“We used our Perfoma-Cast™ polymer bollard sleeves to give the shallow mount bollards an aesthetically pleasing finish and keep the maintenance and cost low. The Counter Terror blocks were placed at the front of the building to give a strong visual deterrent, whilst also providing seating for pedestrians waiting in the pick-up area.”

This is the third airport within the Manchester Airport Group Townscape has provided its perimeter protection to. Other airports across the country include, Manchester Airport and Bournemouth.

One of the leading Hostile Vehicle Mitigation systems on the market, Counter Terror Blocks are manufactured at Townscape’s Sutton-in-Ashfield factory. Each weigh in at 2.2 tonnes and are made using a special mix of aggregates designed for ultimate strength. The Counter Terror Blocks only require minimal groundwork due to their low profile foundation, making them cost effective to install without compromising security. The blocks are positioned where a building is vulnerable to vehicular incursion and meet the PAS 68 standard for vehicle immobilisation. 

Townscape’s integrated Hostile Vehicle Mitigation range, which included blocks, bollards, barriers and planters has been designed to give an aesthetically pleasing solution, fitting into the landscape surroundings. For more information on Townscape’s integrated PAS 68 Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) range visit: or call: 01623 513355.

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