Gunwharf Quays



Client: Gunwharf Quays


Date: April 2013

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire 

Background: Project managers, MFD, approached Townscape to develop a creative perimeter protection solution for the quayside at Gunwharf. They wanted to protect the complex from any hostile vehicle attacks, whilst enhancing the external landscaping of the location. Another important requirement was the upgrading of the existing cast-iron bollard system, ensuring their heritage marine design was retained.  

Project details: Townscape installed five PAS 68 Counter Terror Blocks and developed a bespoke hardwood sapele timber surround to encase the Counter Terror Blocks so they could be used as planters. To preserve the existing heritage bollard design, Townscape created 35 Performa-Cast™ polymer sleeves, in three different designs, to be fitted onto PAS 68 bollards.

Results: The bespoke Counter Terror Block timber planters tie into the surrounding coastal environment along the quayside and the Performa-Cast™ bollard sleeves were set in identical moulds to the existing heritage designs, creating an exact match to the previous cast iron bollards. The bespoke designs of both Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) systems have completely co-ordinated with the existing furniture theme along the quayside, whilst significantly increasing the security around the location. 

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