Planters may seem an unlikely product to use as a high security barrier, however when filled with concrete our type 801 and 808 planters will be formidable security barriers. We would simply suggest that they are filled with 2/3rds concrete, a simple planting mixture can be placed within and various plants and shrubs still have room to grow. They can also be bolted to the ground to give even further protection or linked to a series of underground concrete foundations, thus the impact load will be spread over a larger area. In a public space this security device will blend with the background yet give unparalleled levels of protection.
CIS Street Furniture were called to assist Westfield Shopping Centre, Derby, in increasing its anti terrorist measures. Robust Darley polished concrete planters were chosen to enhance security at various entrances giving a robust but aesthetically pleasing high security solution to terrorist threats.
The planters weigh 2 tonnes each before filling with soil, 4 tonnes after filling with compacted soil.
The 820 planters are available in a variety of colours and finishes and dimensions can be tailored to suit your requirements.
|Height: 800mm (excl. feet) – Width: 700mm sq||Height: 500mm (excl. feet) – Width: 1000mm sq|
|The 801 planter offers a very deep planting base suitable for more mature plants or even some small types of tree. There is good provision within the base for drainage.
Feet are also added underneath the planter for easy movement on site (via the use of forklift trucks). This allows planters to be moved around thus a changing street scene can be created.
Liners provided as standard with this design are simple damp proof membranes but others are available which include mesh, plastic and galvanised steel.
The 808 planter offers a much shallower planting depth and is wider at the base. It functions superbly with a combination of shrubs, mature plants and bedding plants.
Cast planters are ideal for customisation and are easily adapted with the additions of crests and logos. Colour can also be personalised with the raised bands being picked out in a contrasting style.
Given the longevity of cast iron, with simple maintenance these cast planters should be capable of giving people pleasure for many years.