A MANUFACTURER of vehicle barriers landed a project to install bollards at a major international airport.

Haydock-based ATG Access has provided more than 1,000 bollards to the newly-opened Jewel complex at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

The airport has scooped the title of the world's best airport for seven years running, with Jewel taking more than four years and $1.25bn to build.

The complex 1.46 million square feet and includes sky gardens, the world’s largest indoor waterfall, aviation lounges, restaurants and more than 300 shops.

The extension to Changi Airport aims to position the facility as a leading, competitive, and safe international airport for its millions of visitors.

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With the main airport site fully operational 24/7, the security measures placed around the terminal needed to be installed quickly and effectively.

The Haydock firm, with its reputable shallow mount technology to deliver maximum security with minimum disruption, was called upon for the project.

More than 1,000 impact tested Shallow Mount Bollards and Shallow Mount Lift-out Bollards, requiring a foundation depth of just 172mm, were put in place around the airport.

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ATG Access bollards in place

To ensure the security products fit with the aesthetics of the terminal and surrounding areas, they were finished with stainless steel aesthetic sleeves to suit the futuristic development.

In order to meet client specification, ATG worked with its local partner in Singapore to test and certify the lift-out product, meaning it was one of the first impact tested lift-out bollards in the industry.

Following this, all of the products were manufactured and supplied from ATG’s manufacturing facility in Singapore.

Gavin Hepburn, managing director at ATG Access, said: “With more than 66 million passengers travelling through the airport each year, the new and iconic Jewel project required outstanding perimeter security measures to protect the asset and its passengers.

“Changi airport has taken its security very seriously over the last eight years, ensuring all terminals are protected from potential terrorist attacks or security breaches - after airports have been identified by security services as critical national infrastructure.

“This project has been our third biggest perimeter project to date, after Hamad International Airport Project (Doha) and Jubail Industrial Project, KSA, and we are proud to have been selected as their security provider.”