Edgbaston stonewalls with city technology

Rob Gerrard and Marcus Gerrard from the GME Springs group with Phil Macdonald (centre), project director at Warwickshire CCC
Rob Gerrard and Marcus Gerrard from the GME Springs group with Phil Macdonald (centre), project director at Warwickshire CCC
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The success comes as the firm celebrates one of the busiest periods during its 45 year history, after making 10,000 high security spring bollards during the last year, for high-profile properties, including airports and government buildings.

Director Marcus Gerrard said: “We were really pleased to be approached by Warwickshire CCC project director Phil Macdonald to provide our expertise and play a part in the expansion of one of the world’s leading cricket grounds.

“The stadium looks fantastic following the renovation and we’re proud to have one of our bespoke security systems at the front of the ground.

“Our barriers and bollards are being used to protect and secure high-profile buildings across the UK, from airports and government buildings to military and leading sporting arenas, such as Edgbaston.

“The post foundations are only 400mm deep and the spring steel is designed and tested to withstand extremely heavy impacts and more than 20 years of wear and tear.”

Mr Gerrard says the company is currently dealing with enquiries for its unique technology that could be worth £100 million.

Phil Macdonald, project director at Warwickshire County Cricket Club, said: “We were hugely impressed by Safetyflex’s expertise and pleased a UK manufacturer has designed a top quality security system which really blends in well with the character of the stadium.

“Everyone at Warwickshire CCC is absolutely delighted with the new Pavilion End.

“Every attention to detail was taken into account on the renovation and the bollards fit perfectly into the scene outside the ground.”