BAA Gatwick

BAA Gatwick

Client: BAA Gatwick
Type of works: upgrade of all staff car park, and most of the external security posts access/egress equipment at Gatwick Airport.

The Gatwick airport site of BAA had a requirement to upgrade all its staff car park access/egree equipment. Along with other companies, the Avon Barrier Company was invited to tender for the product and were successful of all the tenderees in winning the contract after a free trial of its product on-site.

Michael Creasey, Engineering Service Delivery Manager, Central Engineering, Gatwick Airport, said of the company's involvement: 'Over a period of time the equipment did not prove to be the most cost-competitive product in the field but has proved to be the most maintenance friendly with the majority of equipment breakdowns being caused by vehicle damage.'

On the strength of the success with the car park access/egress equipment Avon Barrier Company was invited to tender for the access/egress equipments at the Gatwick Airport site's external security posts.

Avon Barrier had at that time just developed the EB950 security barrier which met all the required criteria required by Gatwick Airport security operation. A trail was implemented at Gatwick Airport and as a result nearly all the external security posts have now been installed with these barriers.

The EB950 barriers have also proved to be successful, with the majority of maintenance problems being the result of accidental damage.

Gatwick Airport now has 90 barriers installed at its site.

Since the early day of Avon Barrier working in partnership with Gatwick Airport, the company has also been involved with new projects and developments. Avon Barrier has no problem in assisting Gatwick Airport with workable solutions. This service has always been offered free of charge and within tight time restraints. The service consists of site visits and factory solutions from the company's team of expert engineers.

Michael Creasey added:
'I personally endorse the Avon Barrier Company and all its products here at Gatwick Airport and would recommend any company to use them on the basis of value-for-money, engineering structure and expertise.'

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