London Underground Limited (LUL) turned to the largest supplier of high-security fencing systems to the London 2012 Olympics to protect a site during construction works.
LUL asked Zaun to supply and fit hoardings to protect works near St Paul’s Cathedral.
The hoardings, at the junction of King Edward Street and Newgate Street in the City of London, were supplied and fitted by Zaun to protect the workforce and equipment for two years while they refurbish a ventilation shaft to the Tube.
The ventilation shaft in the centre of the traffic island at the junction marks the location of the original lift shafts before the station was modernised in the 1930s with an underground ticket hall and escalators and moved to the east.
The hoardings employ MultiFence, a temporary high-security fencing system that Zaun developed specifically for the London 2012 Games.
Zaun became synonymous with temporary security fencing when it installed the 20km boundary to the main Olympic Park, which included some intriguing 7.5m-high parapet fencing alongside the adjacent railway line, with a further 1.5km of fencing providing a ‘ring-within-a-ring’ around the Olympic Stadium.
Zaun has fitted gates and fencing at Kings Cross station with bolt-down posts and removable panels to provide comprehensive security with unrestricted access when needed. It also supplied MultiFence to secure a site at the BullRing in Birmingham during recent construction works.