Jacksons Fencing has installed a total of 9.6km of fencing and 41 gates at the Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles, Calais. Jacksons were contacted by Border Force, the law enforcement command within the Home Office responsible for securing the UK border, with a brief to tender for the design, manufacture and installation of security fencing and a series of matching gates.
The fencing and gates specified for the project were based on the proven ‘358’ wire mesh panel system, a versatile design with welds at each intersection for strength and small apertures to eliminate foot and finger holds and prevent objects being passed through its fabric. It also provides resistance to cutting by conventional hand tools and is employed extensively in higher security applications where it is supported with detection and surveillance technologies.
The general manager from Eurotunnel commented "The new fencing and other security upgrades have made a big difference to the security at our terminal and allowed our staff and security services to operate in greater safety in what are difficult times.”