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Olympic Games fencing supplier Zaun called in to protect London Underground construction project

London Underground has once again turned to high-security fencing systems supplier Zaun to protect one of its sites during important construction works.

Zaun has supplied MultiFence – a temporary, high-security fencing and gate system it developed specifically for the London 2012 Games – to help safeguard the £1 billion upgrade of Tottenham Court Road London Underground station.

MultiFence was used previously as hoardings to provide access while protecting construction works at nearby St Paul’s station, at Kings Cross station and also at the famous Bull Ring complex in central Birmingham.

Zaun became synonymous with temporary security fencing when it installed the 20 km boundary to the main Olympic Park, which included some intriguing 7.5 metre-high parapet fencing alongside the adjacent railway line, with a further 1.5 km of fencing providing a ‘ring-within-a-ring’ around the Olympic Stadium itself.

Crossrail and Transport for London are jointly redeveloping the existing 100 years-old tube station at Tottenham Court Road and building a new station, which is expected to be completed by 2016-2017.

The work is at the intersection of Oxford Street, Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road. The existing London Underground station handles 150,000 passengers per day, a figure forecast to increase to 200,000 per day when Crossrail comes on stream.

Key journey times will be reduced from Tottenham Court Road station to other stations including Canary Wharf (from 21 minutes down to 12 minutes), Ealing Broadway (27 minutes to 12 minutes) and Heathrow (53 minutes to 28 minutes).

The new, four-storey station will feature a Ticket Hall at Dean Street, three new station entrances, step-free access, additional escalators to access Northern Line platforms, a public piazza, access to the Northern and Central Line platforms and a western station box.

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MITIE TSM expands hold baggage screening contract at Heathrow Airport

MITIE Group plc has extended its partnership to provide hold baggage screening (HBS) and immigration presentation services at Heathrow Airport Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4.

The contract is worth approximately £6 million per annum, with Heathrow’s Terminal 2 now being added to MITIE’s security remit at the location.

Over 300 staff will be working under MITIE’s Total Security Management (TSM) business, which was first awarded the contract for Terminal 3 in 1997.

MITIE TSM: providing airport security solutions at Heathrow

MITIE TSM: providing airport security solutions at Heathrow

In 2011, Terminals 1 and 4 were added and a three-year extension to the contract signed.

The immigration presentation services MITIE also delivers at Heathrow Airport will contribute an additional £700,000 each year, and see 50 more specialist staff working on site.

Bob Forsyth, managing director of MITIE’s TSM business, said: “I’m delighted to have extended our close working relationship with the Heathrow AOC and its members. Our specialist aviation team goes from strength to strength in the sector.”

Forsyth concluded: “We look forward to working with our clients at Heathrow and its partners to ensure airline and airport safety for what is one of the busiest airports in Europe.”

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